Cyclone Space Mining launches new concept for NASA’s Robotic Mining Competition

This story is courtesy of the ISU News Service.  AMES, Iowa – It’s a brand new mission for the student-engineers of Cyclone Space Mining. Instead of going after the dusty, gritty top layer of simulated Martian soil in a NASA arena, the space miners need their robot to dig deeper and harvest chunks of buried … Continue reading Cyclone Space Mining launches new concept for NASA’s Robotic Mining Competition

Cyclone Space Mining nabs two second-place finishes at NASA Robotic Mining Competition

Iowa State University’s Cyclone Space Mining team nabbed two second-place finishes at the 8th annual NASA Robotics Mining Competition last week in Florida. The team took second place in the categories of “Social Media and Public Engagement” and “Project Outreach.”  The Social Media and Public Engagement category is “[a]warded to the teams that uses various … Continue reading Cyclone Space Mining nabs two second-place finishes at NASA Robotic Mining Competition

Cyclone Space Mining invited to first “World Cup” of robotic space mining

A disappointing first round in the mining arena kept Cyclone Space Mining from defending its NASA title. But, the team still made its presence known at the NASA Robotic Mining Competition at Florida’s Kennedy Space Center. The Iowa Staters will forever be the contest’s first team to successfully run a fully autonomous mining robot. The result … Continue reading Cyclone Space Mining invited to first “World Cup” of robotic space mining