SDP/SI Announces the Donation of Drive Components For NASA Lunar Lander Challenge Contest

SDP/SI announces the donation of components for NASA Lunar Lander Challenge 2013 to Team SpacePRIDE

New Hyde Park, NY April 18, 2013

Stock Drive Products / Sterling Instrument - SDP/SI announces the donation of components for NASA Lunar Lander Challenge 2013 to Team SpacePRIDE, enabling the team to better compete and to further technology used for robotics and automation with possible applications in space. Their space rovers will traverse up to 80,000 sq. meters, avoid obstacles, navigate, and locate different samples autonomously. The rovers' drive train consists two wheel pods, each having 2 sets of XL pulleys and belts which are powered by a 100W DC gear motor. The motor drives a 90 degree miter gear arrangement which allows the motor to sit inside each wheel pod. The belt drive expansion allows more reduction capability and shock absorption."

Positive Impact

Members of Team SpacePRIDE will compete in June at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Details of the competition can be found at With the donation from SDP/SI, SpacePRIDE was able to complete the construction of its "swarm" of robots for the competition. With less time having to be spent fundraising for these parts, SpacePRIDE has been able to dedicate more time to robotics education in a local maker space and in local public schools.

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