The $1.5 million competition seeks revolutionary energy technologies for future robotic rover space missions.
By Mark Ingebretsen
September 26, 2011
The Night Rover Challenge is designed to demonstrate solar energy collection and storage systems suitable for rovers to operate through several cycles of daylight and darkness. During daylight, systems can collect photons or thermal energy from the sun. During darkness, the stored energy would be used to move the rover toward a destination and to continue its exploration work.
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