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MARS2013, second week: one rover battles on the field, the other flies to Madrid

The first Martian week of the Puli ended with successful checkouts, the second started with the first full-scale runs. Although we did cover considerable distance, our efforts were hindered by  communication problems at the field. Meanwhile, the twin rover visited the World ATM (Air Traffic Management) Congress in Madrid, as a guest of our newest silver sponsor, HungaroControl.

Our I2 rover in the Saharan desert. Photo: (c) Katja Zanella-Kux (ÖWF)

Last Updated (Wednesday, 27 February 2013 13:51)


World class air navigation company sponsors Puli Space’s Saharan field simulation test

HungaroControl, one of Europe’s most prominent air navigation service providers announced to support Team Puli Space in its mission to send an unmanned robotic probe to the Moon, as part of the mission of the Google Lunar X PRIZE. The company grants a substantial financial support for MARS 2013 analog field simulation mission. The agreement was announced on a joint press conference in Puli Space’s newly established mission control centre set up at the Budapest City Hall, from where the team successfully operates its remote-controlled rover unit currently taking part in tests in the Moroccan Sahara.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 15 May 2013 11:42)


MARS2013, first week: rover arrives to Morocco, team arrives to the new MCC

Since our last report, the Puli rover has safely arrived to the MARS2013 test field and completed its first runs. Although we have two team members on site to escort it, the rover is controlled remotely from the Mission Control Center, located at the City Hall of Budapest. We are delighted to report that the first runs were a great success!

Landfall at Morocco – the field crew in the eyes of the Puli rover.

Last Updated (Wednesday, 13 February 2013 00:22)


The Puli rover is on its way to Mars

The Puli rover prototype is checked, packaged, and on its way to Mars - or rather the quite realistic Mars simulation experiment organized by the Austrian Space Forum. Our I2 rover will navigate an area of the Moroccan part of the Sahara during the simulation as if it were Mars, while other participants will be testing space suit simulators and other equipment for a future manned mission to our planetary neighbor. The simulation will take place in February, which is why all instruments are already collected and packaged, and are currently being shipped in cargo containers across the Mediterranean sea. Once the rover "lands" in the target area, Team Puli Space members will direct its actions from the the mission control center in Budapest like a real Mars mission.

puli displayed in Innsbruck


Last Updated (Wednesday, 30 January 2013 15:23)


We are up to something big

Next month we are undertaking our most ambitious project to date. Stay tuned.

Last Updated (Friday, 25 January 2013 04:07)

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