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Posted: January 8, 2019


UK-based Entities Test Self-Driving Martian Robot in Morocco

Posted: January 8, 2019

A group of companies and universities from the UK have completed the testing of a Martian robot at Ibn Battuta Test Centre in Morocco.

Airbus Defence & Space, Thales Alenia Space, Scisys, King’s College London, University of Strathclyde, and GMV-UK took part in the month-long test in the Sahara Desert.

As part of the test, the scientists mounted newly developed software systems onto a four-wheeled rover called ‘Sherpa’, which was provided by German Robotics Innovation Centre DFKI.

The robot travelled more than 1.4km without human interaction during the trial, making its own decisions about where to go and how to reach there.

During the test, scientists also trialled a new autonomous technology called ERGO, as well as the INFUSE Data Fusion technology that is designed to combine data from different sensors and sources in order to create useful information such as maps.

Scientists also tested the I3DS Plug And Play Sensor Suite and the ESROCOS Operating System.

Representatives from the UK Space Agency, along with German, French, Spanish, Italian and European Space Agencies (ESA), coordinated the team of scientists involved in the test.

The tests are part of a series of research projects called Space Robotics Strategic Research Cluster, financed by European Commission’s Horizon2020 Programme.

UK Space Agency Growth director Catherine Mealing-Jones said: “Mars is a very difficult planet to land safely on, so it’s essential to maximise the discoveries from each successful touchdown.

“New autonomous robot technology like this will help to further unlock Mars’ mysteries and I’m delighted that the UK is a key player in this cutting-edge field.”

Airbus in Stevenage currently serves as the prime contractor for the new ESA Exomars rover, which is scheduled to land on Mars in 2020.

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Colorado Aerospace STEM Magazine Reaching Colorado's Youth

Posted: January 8, 2019

Have you seen the most recent edition of the Colorado Aerospace STEM MagazineClick here to view!

The CO Aerospace Magazine is distributed to every school district within the state to encourage students to consider entering into Aerospace and STEM industries when they are able to join the workforce. Colorado has the second largest aerospace industry within the country and the aim of the magazine is to continue the growth of the industry as well as strengthen it with motivated young people who see the importance of Aerospace and STEM.

This magazine touches far and wide and benefits so many youngsters, Montrose Superintendent, Stephen Schiell explains, “We are very excited about the publication you provide! In fact, we distribute this magazine to our staff twice each month in our communications. We embed this with our ALL STAFF updates in one communication, and once again specifically to our principals and secretaries.”

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of engaging Colorado’s future aerospace fanatics! 
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact [email protected].

The CO Aerospace STEM Magazine would not be possible without the help from our sponsors!

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Deadline For Advertising In February 's Colorado Aerospace STEM Magazine Is January 15

Posted: January 8, 2019

The first ever Colorado Aerospace STEM Magazine is finally here and we need your support! The monthly e-magazine is free for all educators, students, and parents and is just for Colorado. View the June, July, and August STEM Magazines. 

There are opportunities for content submission and advertising. The Colorado Aerospace STEM Magazine will go out in February, 2019. Advertisements must be submitted to [email protected] no later than January 15, 2019.

Sponsorship Available:

$1,100/year - One Full page of advertising space each month and content submission (savings of $1,300!)

Month-to-month: $200/full page advertisement or $100/half page advertisement. 

Interested in a sponsorship? Have more questions? Email: [email protected]

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David Simmons Renewed To CSBR This Past Week!

Posted: January 8, 2019

CSBR would like to thank the following person for renewing his CSBR Membership this past week! Thank you for joining us for another year.


  • David Simmons - Teller County Assessor

Remember -- you can search all CSBR members on the website.
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