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$82
pledged of $300,000pledged of $300,000 goal
6
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, December 15 2015 4:08 PM UTC +00:00

About

Overview: By 2025 the private sector will be prepared to make millions from discoveries on Mars. OpenRobotix Labs and our partners plan to be one of the first to benefit from what Mars has to offer. This will be consider the start of the "Race to Mars" era. 

Our goal with this project is to precede this timeline by building a system capable of sustained flight missions and consequent information/data gathering. This project will allow us to gather large amounts of data from the planet’s surface faster and with greater detail than any other mission to thus far. Data that can be used to aid in future research for both the private and the public sector. Research that can be used to promote future manned missions, aid in the discovery of potential resource deposits or archaeological and biological discoveries.

The project plan and the progress established to this point have been funded exclusively by the OpenRobotix Team.   However, OpenRobotix cannot complete this project without the support from enthusiast, adventure seekers and partners. 

Therefore, the project will be financed by investments from the private sector. In order to accept investments, OpenRobotix has established Openrobotix Labs, Inc. which is a for profit entity in which investors can buy shares. OpenRobotix Labs holds the exclusive media and intellectual property rights to the Mars Aerial Project and will monetize it to execute the project and to provide investors with a return on their investment. 

Project: Aerial Rover project is currently in the early proof of concept phase.

X-Sol 1.8 (Phase 1 proof of concept test mule)
X-Sol 1.8 (Phase 1 proof of concept test mule)
So far, the main requirements for the project have been identified and related costs estimated.  The first phase of the project has been dedicated to hardware design and flight sustainability, particularly focusing on power cell sustainability and component ruggedness in harsh environments. Phase 2 will primarily focus on system design, refinement and function with emphasis on communications and autonomy.

The project plan and design will be updated and/or modified according to the results Phase 1. The project road map represents an estimate of what to expect as we proceed through to Phase 3 and deployment.

The race to claim Mars is on!  We anticipate the main purpose of the drone will be to collect detailed mineral and land formation data that can be used to determine potential resource deposits that are likely present on or beneath the planet’s surface for future private use.  

Donor Benefits: Donors who give $10,000 or more will have live access to all information/data feeds and their names or company logos display on the outer body of the drone.   

Keep in mind no one owns Mars or any rights to land-forms on the planet yet.  So large donors will also have the option of having a claim beacon placed on identified or newly discovered land formations.
 

For anyone who donate towards this project (we would prefer a minimum of $25.00, but any amount will be accepted), we will create a digital beacon with their names listed that will be delivered by the drone to the planet's surface once it begins its survey missions.  All donors will also have access to information obtained by the rover.

For more information regarding this project, please contact us at info@openrobotix.com or visit openrobotix.com.  You can also review the project roadmap and a the project cost summary from the above site as well.  

Please join is and be apart of something exciting !!!

Thank you !

Risks and challenges

The primary risk to the successful completion of this project is funding. Other risks include:

A. Technology Limitations
B. Logistic complications with private space exploration firms
C. Competition with other companies with like projects

Other risks include cost overruns. The risk for cost overrun in the Mars Aerial Rover Project will be significantly reduced by using existing proven technologies and methods. About 50% of the cost is associated with pre-deployment testing and deployment. As deployment and launch will be contracted by an outside company, there is always the possibility the cost of launch is subject to change. Consequently, this poses the highest risk for overruns. We hope to solidify a contract with a launching company by the end of 2017.

The proposed project budget does account for a 5% to 10% margin of error for cost overruns and overhead.

The projects risk analysis profile will continue to evolve and improve over the next two to three years prior to launch and deployment to the planet's surface.

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