Important Dates:

April 26*, 2019: Submission of Communications Details (link to form)
                            (*Section 2.b.iv incorrectly states April 27, but should state April 26 consistent with other sections)

May 10, 2019: Submission of Science Plan (link to form)
May 10, 2019: Submission of Travel Team Details (link to form)
May 10, 2019: Submission of Event Registration Fee

The event registration fee is $235 (USD).  Please make your payment via the PayPal Donate button below.  

Important: Please include a note with your payment stating "URC2019" and your team's name (Click on "Add special instructions to the seller"). Keep a copy of the confirmation for your records.

May 20, 2019: Submission of Financial Report (link to form)
Note: Your report must be submitted as a *.PDF file. Do not forget to include your team's command and control equipment! Additional information, and a link to a template, can be found on the URC Requirements & Guidelines page.

May 22, 2019: Attendee Registration Deadline
Step 1: Read the URC Desert Safety Notice
Step 2: Complete the URC Attendee Registration Form

May 29, 2019: Team Check-in and URC Meet and Greet Hosted by Protocase
May 30 - June 1, 2019: URC2019 (Preliminary Schedule)

URC2019 - 84 teams from 13 countries began, 36 remain - Are you ready for the challenge?

United States
  • ASU Robotics Club; Appalachian State University
  • Calvin Mars Rover Design Team; Calvin College
  • Northeastern University Mars Rover Team; Northeastern University
  • Rose-Hulman Rover; Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
  • UI Robotics; University of Iowa
Australia Bangladesh
  • Team Interplanetar; Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
  • UOIT Mars Rover Team; University of Ontario Institute of Technology
Colombia Egypt
  • Desert Jackals; The University of Science and Technology at Zewail City
  • Pharaohs Team; Military Technical College
Germany Greece India
  • ARES; Institute of Engineering & Technology, Lucknow, India affiliated to Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Technical University, Uttar Pradesh, India
  • Rakshaq; Visveswaraya Technological University
  • Team Rover IIT Kanpur; IIT Kanpur
  • Magnus; PSG Institue of Technology and Applied Research
  • Kab Kaxan; Instituto Politécnico Nacional
  • AGH Space Systems; AGH University of Science and Technology
  • PCz Rover Team ; Czestochowa University of Technology
  • Yildiz Rover Team; Yildiz Technical University
United Kingdom
Teams by Country
United States 31
India 12
Canada 11
Poland 11
Bangladesh 5
United Kingdom 3
Australia 2
Egypt 2
Mexico 2
Turkey 2
Colombia 1
Germany 1
Greece 1
Registration Questions
Is there a registration fee?  Yes, there is an initial application fee of $115 (USD), which will be payable online.  Teams that are selected to attend URC2019 following the System Acceptance Review will be required to pay a subsequent registration fee of $235 (USD).
Are international teams permitted?  Yes, with the exception of countries facing certain sanctions with the United States that would prevent URC registration and participation. 
When will registration close?  Consistent with Section 1.a.i of the rules, teams must register no later than November 2, 2018.
Should we start work on our systems before we register?  Yes - you should start as soon as possible!  Uncertain where to begin?  Read our advice page!
Is there a limit to the number of teams that can register for URC2019?  No; however there is a competitive down-selection process that is outlined in Section 1.a of the rules.  We anticipate that 36 teams will pass the System Acceptance Review and be invited to attend URC2019.
What else do I need to do?  If you haven't done so yet, please make sure that you have signed up for the URC-Announce email list.