Trinity College Builds New Shed for Rover

A new home for the Starchaser rover has been built by Trinity College in East Perth. The new housing is a colourbond garage with large doors, designed especially for the vehicle. The vehicle will be moved there once steelwork construction has been completed. Work currently being undertaken includes the construction of the forward bumper and the forward control linkage. It is hoped that the excellent workshop and technical facilities at Trinity College will speed up construction.

A much improved version of the 1/12 scale model was a popular eye-catcher at the recent 5th Australian Space Science Conference in Melbourne. The model joined displays of the MarsSkin 3 mechanical counterpressure suit and plans of the Mars-Oz station at the Mars Society Australia exhibit. Dozens of research scientists, students and space enthusiasts showed interest in the display and the MSA is likely to gain many new members from the event.

Workers assemble the new garage for the rover at Trinity College, East Perth.
Starchaser model on display at the MSA stand at the recent Australian Space Science Conference Melbourne.