Secure the Power Supply

What’s a *solar array*?

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Solar arrays consist of multiple solar panels. They’re useful as a power supply for space exploration.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of using solar arrays as a power supply for the Mars Outpost?

All of the systems are offline!


Set up the Solar Panel so the that Mars Outpost will have enough power to get the systems up and running. This place will be our future home!

Think about ways in which the robot could unfold the Solar Panel.

Brainstorm ideas for solving the mission.


You can split the main task into smaller subtasks, and brainstorm about questions like:

  • What are some ways in which the robot could navigate to the Solar Panel?
  • Which type of motorised mechanism could be used to rotate the handle?

Build, program and test your robot.


Continue working on your robot until you’re ready to complete the mission.

Go for it!


Set up your robot in the base area and send it out for a judged attempt at this mission.

How did you do?


Which badge did you achieve? If you have enough time, you can try again for a better result.

Power is flowing to the outpost… and you’re on to your next mission!