This is from the SPHERES-ZERO-Robotics program run by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). SPHERES stands for the Synchronized Position Hold, Engage, Reorient, Experimental Satellites. There two divisions, middle schools (Gr. 6-8) and high schools divisions. Studentswrite algorithms for the SPHERES satellites to accomplish tasks relevant to future space missions.
SR HS Team QuarkCharm was invited to deliver oral presentation at the 2019 ISS R&D Conference.
The program was put on hold as the old SPHERE has retired, and will be transitioning to the new Astrobee Free Flyers Satellite. The High School Tournament with the new Astrobee will be announced as soon as it is ready.Click here to Learn more about the NASA SPHERE program.
There were over 150 teams participating in the 2016 competition. It includes about 80s teams from United States, and about 70s teams from foreign countries, such as Russia, Australia, Japan, etc. Click here to view Press Release from MIT/ZeroRobotics.