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2024 University Rover Challenge Rules Released (September 24, 2023)

The University Rover Challenge is excited to announce the release of the rules for URC2024!

Click here for the URC2024 rules

Registration for the 2024 competition will open on October 1, 2023, and will close on October 25, 2023. All registered teams will be required to submit a Preliminary Design Review package by December 1, 2023, and a System Acceptance Review milestone will follow on March 1, 2024. The top 36 teams will be selected to compete in the 2024 University Rover Challenge Finals, held May 29 - June 1, 2024 at the renowned Mars Desert Research Station.

Teams and rovers will compete in 4 missions in 2024: the Science Mission, Delivery Mission, Equipment Servicing Mission, and Autonomous Navigation Mission.