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Night Rover Challenge: NASA Centennial Challenge for energy storage technology

By Keith Cowing
April 8, 2013
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From: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Category: Science & Technology
Partners: TBD
Prizes: $1,500,000

To demonstrate a solar-powered exploration vehicle that can operate in darkness using its own stored energy. The prize purse is $1.5 million. Detailed rules and plans will be announced in the coming months.  The competition is expected to occur in 2011. More information at
NASA has not yet selected a partner to manage this challenge.   Updates will be posted at

Submission Period: Start: Sep 01, 2011

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