MACRo, the Martian Autonomous Core Sampling Rover is a project undertaken by Team Abhiyaan in collaboration with IIT Madras' ExTeM( ExtraTerrestrial manufacturing ). It is Abhiyaan's full-scale rover platform built to perform high-intensity core sampling. With its innovative structural and mechanical design, MACRo aims to achieve what no rover has.
Our main goal is to build a rover platform that helps to perform drilling upto 1 feet at Olympus Mons, the tallest mountain in the solar system and evalute the core samples from the rock to know more about the possibility of life and water.
Survives launch and Entry
MACRo is capable of experiencing safe landing, enduring launch and travel on the surface of the Mars.
The compact size of the rover allows it to occupy limited space efficiently.
Face Martian Environment
The rover is capable of surviving extreme temperatures and navigate rough terrain successfully.
The design of the rover makes it compatible for launch in existing rockets.
The Rover can drill upto 1 feet to evaluate the core samples of the rock.