We were tasked by Lockheed Martin to develop a Mars Sample Recovery System for the ongoing mission to return Martian regolith samples to Earth. This prototype is designed to fit on a drone and retrieve sample tubes deposited by the Perseverance Rover. By utilizing a rotational gantry, pincher, and camera, the device locates and picks up the sample tubes and returns them to the Mars Ascent Vehicle.


Lockheed Martin


Jeffrey Erhard

Team Members

  • Max Van Lancker
  • Alex Holmann
  • Greyson Dudley
  • Nick Hudson
  • Nick Spooner
  • Hayden Moll
  • Benjamin Hyde
  • Sean Hamilton
  • Weige "Cody" Wong

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