Final submissions — April 2021

The ROADS on Asteroids “final event” will be held virtually in April 2021. Previous NESSP challenges culminated with in-person final events, but unfortunately COVID-19 safety precautions make it impossible to schedule events while so much is still uncertain.

Teams will have several pieces of documentation that must be submitted via NESSP’s website in order to be eligible for scoring and prizes. We’ll post complete details of the final submission requirements on our website in 2021.

Checkpoint challenges (optional submissions!) — December 2020, January 2021, February 2021

Checkpoint challenges are an important (but not required!) component to ROADS. Working toward each checkpoint challenge helps teams to progress through the ROADS material and provides valuable hands-on experience with the challenge’s technologies. Plus, we’ll select top teams from each checkpoint challenge’s submissions to receive awards!

We strongly encourage participation in these events as they are important milestones toward the final challenge! We particularly encourage checkpoint challenge participation for those teams that request equipment support during registration. Teams that do submit the required materials for the checkpoint challenges by the deadlines will be eligible for a chance to win items for the next steps of the challenge.

The three checkpoint challenges are:

  1. Crater Formation (MO-02)
  2. Search for Signs of Life (MO-03)
  3. Mission Patch (MO-04)