Montana Tech Participated in NASA’s Robotics Mining Competition

Published by , July 4, 2016 12:23 am

(MTStandard) Montana Tech recently participated in NASA’s 7th annual Robotics Mining Competition. Tech’s robot made headwinds with its ability to dig so deep it scraped the bottom of the arena. It was unheard of among the competition.
The competition was held at an arena in the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex in Florida. The arena had two layers, a fine powdery top layer and a gravel bottom a few feet below. The top layer of basaltic regolith simulant, called Black Point-1 or BP-1, imitated rough extraterrestrial terrain, and the gravel bottom layer simulated subterranean ice needed for rocket fuel.

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