Important Dates To Note:
January 20, 2017: Team Proposal Deadline
March 3, 2017: Critical Design Review Deadline

April 28, 2017: Submission of Communications Details via this Google Docs Form.

May 12, 2017:  Submission of Science Plan

May 12, 2017:  Submission of Event Registration Fee and Travel Team Details:
  • Submit the Event Registration Fee of $185 (one payment per competing team) via the PayPal button below.  Don't forget to reference your team name in the payment details!

  • Complete the Travel Team Details form.  Must be submitted by the Student Team Lead, or individual acting under authority of the Team Lead.

May 22, 2017:  Submission of Financial Report.  Teams are strongly encouraged to use this linked template as a format guide, but realize that this is just an example!  Make sure that the organizational structure fits your team's system.  This template is intended to communicate the level of detail that is expected.  Financial Reports must be submitted by email to kevin [at] marssociety [dot] org no later than 11:59pm Mountain Daylight Time (MDT; UTC-6) on May 22, 2017.  Files may be in *.xls, *xlsx, or *.pdf formats only (Google Drive files are not accepted, despite that format being used for the template!).

May 25, 2017:  Attendee Registration Deadline.  All attendees (including students, advisors, media, staff, guests, etc.) must:

URC2017 Teams - 82 Began the Journey. 36 Remain.

United States
  • Pharaohs; Military Technical College

  • Ramesses II; Military Technical College

  • Zewail Martians; Students at University of Science and Technology at Zewail City

  • Space Robotics Perú; Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru

South Korea
United Kingdom
  • Pegasus; University of Southampton

Registration Questions
Is there a registration fee?  Yes, there is an initial application fee of $105 (USD), which will be payable online.  Teams that are selected to attend URC2017 following the Critical Design Review will be required to pay a subsequent registration fee of $185 (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.h of the rules, teams must register no later than December 2, 2016.
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 URC2017?  No; however there is now a competitive downselection process that is outlined in Section 1.h of the rules.
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.
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