Overview

RASC-AL is a university-level, full mission architecture engineering design competition

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Themes

Design requirements and constraints for the
2017 RASC-AL Themes

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Dates & Deadlines


Dates and Deadlines for the 2017 RASC-AL Competition

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Archives


Previous themes, teams, and winning technical papers

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2016 Group Photo Beach

The website is currently being updated with information for the 2017 competition. Details WILL NOT BE FINAL until August 3rd, 2016.

Congratulations to our 2016 Winning Teams!

1st Place Overall
Pennsylvania State University with Wroclaw Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, University of Strathclyde, Georgia Institute of Technology, Munich University, University of Stuttgart, University of Colorado Boulder, Lulea University of Technology, University of Bologna, & University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (GRAD) –
IMaGInE Mission
2nd Place Overall
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (GRAD) –
ACCESS (ArtifiCial gravity CEntrifuge Space Station): Living Off the Land through Sustained In-Situ Resource Utilization
Best In Theme: Crew-Tended Co-Orbiting ISS Facility
UMD 2016 Best In ThemeUniversity of Maryland – Vanguard: Developing an Evolvable Co-orbital ISS Facility
Best In Theme: Lunar Ice-Trap ISRU Mining, Processing, and Storage Infrastructure
UMN 2016 Best In ThemeUniversity of Minnesota – Saleable Lunar Ice Propellant Manufacture Through Modularity
Best In Theme: Crewed Mars Moons Mission
Penn State 2016 Best In ThemePennsylvania State University with Wroclaw Institute of Technology, California Institute of Technology, University of Strathclyde, Georgia Institute of Technology, Munich University, University of Stuttgart, University of Colorado Boulder, Lulea University of Technology, University of Bologna, & University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign – IMaGInE Mission
Best In Theme: Earth-Independent 1G Space Station
MIT 2016 Best In ThemeMassachusetts Institute of Technology – ACCESS (ArtifiCial gravity CEntrifuge Space Station): Living Off the Land through Sustained In-Situ Resource Utilization

RASC-AL Forum Videos

Student Perspective NASA/Industry Perspective

Pat Troutman –

"NASA is always looking for great ideas. What better group to turn to than the next generation of engineers?" said Pat Troutman, senior systems analysis at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, VA. "Students get something out of it too. They get the chance to apply what they learn in class to real world aerospace challenges."