2018 Winning Teams

Winners of the 2018 RASC-AL Forum

1st Overall

Colorado School of Mines

Colorado School of Mines
Project POSEIDON: Polar Sample Extraction In-situ Drilling Operations Network
Faculty Advisor: Jamal Rostami

2nd Overall

UMD at Poster Session

University of Maryland
TERPS: Trans-Mars Exploration Reusable Propulsion Stage
Faculty Advisor: Dave Akin


Other Awards


Best Graduate Team

University of Southern California
Hyperion: Artificial Gravity Reusable Crewed Deep Space Transport
Faculty Advisor: David Barnhart


Best Undergraduate Team

Colorado School of Mines
Project POSEIDON: Polar Sample Extraction In-situ Drilling Operations Network
Faculty Advisor: Jamal Rostami


PEACH Award

Dr. David Akin from the University of Maryland


Best in Theme: Reusable Hybrid Propulsion Stage

University of Maryland
Trans-Mars Exploration Reusable Propulsion Stage
Faculty Advisor: David Akin


Best in Theme: Artificial Gravity Reusable Crewed Deep Space Transport

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Project AGERIS (Artificial Gravity Equipped Reusable Interplanetary Spacecraft)
Faculty Advisor: Kevin Shinpaugh


Best in Theme: Propellant Resupply Capability

University of Minnesota
CLETUS: Cis-Lunar Electric Transfer and Utilization System
Faculty Advisor: John Weyrauch and Chris Regan


Best in Theme: Lunar Polar Sample Return Architecture

Colorado School of Mines
Project POSEIDON: Polar Sample Extraction In-situ Drilling Operations Network
Faculty Advisor: Jamal Rostami