Driven by winds that can reach more than 300 km/h, the Tumbleweed rovers cna cover more than 50% of the Martian north pole in less than three weeks.
Using off-the-shelf components and mass-producible technologies, we can greatly reduce costs compared to traditional Mars rovers.
Through implementing the CubeSat method, any company or research institution can adapt their sensors to the standards required for our payloads.
By releasing more than 100 robust Tumbleweed rovers over the Martian north pole, the risk of complete mission failure on impact is reduced drastically.
The Jetson TX2 has been the Tumbleweed’s main computer for the past year and we have had a great experience working with it so far.
From March to June 2019, Team Tumbleweed participated in the GATE program organized by the WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business).
The YEC (Young Entrepreneurs Conference) is Austria’s leading event for ambitious and student-entrepreneurs. The event poses a unique opportunity for anyone up to the age of 18 to pitch their innovative idea
At the Moonshot Pirates Bootcamp in Tainach, Carinthia, we had the opportunity to present our project to a new generation of inspired young entrepreneurs.
A model of the Tumbleweed and the electronics bay of the prototype tested in Oman is now part of the permanent exhibition at the Museum of Technology in Vienna.
After many iterations of the new connector design were printed from PLA with our own 3D-printers, we finally received a test print made out of aluminum from our partners at FH Wiener Neustadt and Fotec.
During February 2018, the Austrian Space Forum conducted the AMADEE-18 Mars simulation in the Dhofar desert region, Oman, and we were part of it! A Tumbleweed prototype with a diameter of 2.25 m was tested three times.
After winning the national and regional stages of the Odysseus space contest, we were honored to participate at the international final at the Cité de l’espace of CNES in Toulouse, France.
The Tumbleweed is unlike any other Mars rover
An international team of motivated young people paving our Road to Mars.
Our team is dedicated to creating a new approach to Mars exploration, constantly expanding, growing, and learning along the way.