Dubai PR Network, Online Press Release from Dubai and Middle East
 
Education, Universities & Training(Education & Training)
Filter PR by
  
Masdar Institute Hosts Workshop on Building a Lunar Rover at Yahsat Space Lab
 

Yahsat and TeamIndus Lead Initiative at Masdar Institute to Teach Students and Engineers how to Construct a Robotic Lunar Rover

Abu Dhabi-UAE: 18, June, 2017:  The Yahsat Space Lab at Masdar Institute of Science and Technology hosted a workshop on how to build a lunar rover capable of exploring the moon’s rocky terrain, led by TeamIndus ‒one of five teams competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE. The workshop was held at Masdar Institute, which is part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology.

TeamIndus was able to share invaluable expertise as one of five finalist teams to receive verification and approval of their launch contract from the US$30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE ‒ a competition to challenge and inspire engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration. To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a privately funded team, such as TeamIndus, must be the first to successfully place a spacecraft on the moon’s surface, travel 500 meters, and transmit high-definition video and images back to earth.

During the workshop at the Yahsat Space Lab, TeamIndus representatives taught 20 participants how to construct an exact replica of the advanced lunar rover their team plans to launch to the moon later this year. The participants included students from Masdar Institute’s Master’s concentration in space systems and technology, students from Khalifa University, and engineers from the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat) and the UAE Space Agency.

The workshop was held as part of an initiative titled ‘TeamIndus STEM Day @ Masdar Institute,’ and provided a hands-on learning opportunity to explore the technical aspects involved in assembling a functional robot with space applications.

“It was an honor to partner with TeamIndus to bring an educational and innovative workshop to Masdar Institute’s space systems and technology students,” said Mona Al Muhairi, Chief Human Capital Officer at Yahsat. “At Yahsat, we encourage initiatives that enhance outreach and inspire excitement and imagination in the hearts of our burgeoning scientists. We hope that through such efforts, we will contribute to the development of the next generation of Emirati engineers, who will have the passion and skills needed to achieve the nation’s space exploration goals.” 

“Our mission to the moon is not merely about landing on the lunar surface, but taking the world and the next generation in particular along with us on our journey. Space exploration is one of the few things that inspires all of humanity, no matter where they are. We live by the ideal that our Moon Mission can be a platform that inspires the next generation to aim higher than ever before. There are several programs that we run with this underlying goal. And we've just started,” said Rahul Narayan, TeamIndus Fleet Commander.

The one-day workshop was divided into three sessions, with each session building towards the final construction of a model of the TeamIndus lunar rover. The day culminated in the testing of the group’s lunar rover on a terrain specifically developed for the rover in the Yahsat Lab.

'Designing and building a rover to traverse the moon is very challenging considering the harsh environment of the lunar surface. Every component has to be meticulously designed and rigorously tested. This workshop provided an excellent opportunity to learn about the design of robotic systems for space applications through insights of the challenges involved,” commented Dr. Saif Almheiri, Assistant Professor of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

Abdullah Essa Sharif, an MSc student from space systems and technology concentration, who participated in the workshop, said, “It was an amazing opportunity to meet the TeamIndus members and it was very inspiring to see how normal people can achieve abnormal goals like landing on the moon.” 

The workshop was held one day after Masdar Institute’s CubeSat development program, MYSAT-1, completed its critical design review (CDR), which marks the final stage in the review process and is an important milestone for the space systems and technology concentration. The concentration was designed by faculty from Masdar Institute which is part of the Khalifa University of Science and Technology, with support from Yahsat and Orbital ATK – a global aerospace manufacturer and defense industry leader. The CDR review panel included experts from TeamIndus, Orbital ATK, Yahsat and the UAE Space Agency. Full-scale fabrication of the MYSAT-1 will now begin.

Posted by : Dubai PR Network Editorial Team
Viewed 5423 times
PR Category : Education & Training
Posted on : Sunday, June 18, 2017  2:22:00 PM UAE local time (GMT+4)
Replication or redistribution in whole or in part is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of DubaiPRNetwork.com.
Previous Story : Canadian University Dubai signs MoU with Ryerson University ...
Next Story : H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Receives the Degree of Doctor of ...
Email this article Print this article

Share this article with your friends and followers
NewsVine
Back to Section Home

Related Stories



 
 
Most Viewed Press Release posted in the last 7 days
LG's Connected Technology Puts the World at Your Fingertips During Your Holiday Vacation [45292-Views]
Chaumet est une fête - Chaumet is a feast : High Jewellery Collection HJ 2017 [19605-Views]
LG's Connected Technology Puts the World at Your Fingertips During Your Holiday Vacation. [15805-Views]
New Collections at Grand Optics for Summer 2017 [14237-Views]
Elemis new products review [12993-Views]
Chloé eyewear - Vintage inspiration, luxurious details & a seventies feel. [10998-Views]
Salvatore Ferragamo Eyewear New Collection [10529-Views]
PUMA Football Launch 23 New Club Kits [8949-Views]
Ulysse Nardin Jade “Lionfish” [8876-Views]
True Blue: Kiehl's Beloved Blue Herbal Formula Continues 50 Year Crusade Against Acne [7942-Views]
UAE among the top spenders globally on beauty products forking out $239 per capita in 2016 [7540-Views]
Top Ten in GC for UAE Team Emirates' Meintjes After Stage 12 of Le Tour [7534-Views]
LG OLED TV Wins Fourth Consecutive CE Week TV Shootout Title [7491-Views]
Winners of Joyalukkas 60 KG gold, 60 days of winnings announced in last few days of promot... [6893-Views]
SAINT HONORE Charisma Twist is Ideal for the Stylish Lady [6789-Views]
BAUME & MERCIER: A leather with a promising future for Petite Promesse [6496-Views]
Louis Moinet: Jurassic Watch - A 150-million year heritage on your wrist [6466-Views]
Chef Tarek Turns on a Cooking Masterclass in Dubai Using Fresh Australian Produce [6252-Views]
Bubble lines in mother-of-pearl and superluminova add sparkle to summer [6222-Views]
NRI Teenager awarded India's Most Distinctive Global Indians Award [6204-Views]
Marks & Spencer Launches Back To School Collection - Rule Back to School [5490-Views]
alice + olivia Fall Winter 2017 [5344-Views]
Zadig & Voltaire Fall Winter 2017: Men and Women [5222-Views]
TKD Lingerie: Tips for a pain-free swimwear season in style from [4984-Views]
B4U Plus Ranked Top Asian Channel in The Middle East [4941-Views]
 
RSS Facebook Twitter LinkedDin
 
Top Sections
 
Top Stories