The team just came back from representing Iowa State University at the Kennedy Space Center in the Lunabotics Competition, placing 2nd out of 71 teams. This is the club’s second-best placement since the competition began in 2010. The team won several awards, including 1st place in Autonomy, 1st place in the Slide Presentation and Demonstration category, and 2nd place for the Systems Engineering Paper.
Kiah Christopherson, President of CSMC, shares that they are excited for the upcoming school year and all that is to come in the future. They also look forward to the release of NASA’s 2022-2023 Lunabotics challenge coming up in September, which has been teased to include a lunar construction aspect.
On behalf of the Iowa Space Grant Consortium, we wish the Cardinal Space Mining Club the best of luck with the upcoming school year.