NASA Rover Challenge 2021

About YTSAT (Formerly NaPSAT)

The journey started when our founder Er Anil Pradhan dreamt of preparing student’s team for NASA Rover Challenge. Young Tinker Foundation helped mentors to connect with students across India to teach subjects using hands-on learning pedagogy

Navonmesh Prasar Foundation received World Rank 3 in the High School Division. Along with this, we also received Videography Award.

The whole process started 8 months back when we interviewed around 800 students and among those we selected top 10 students who later became the part of team YTSAT.

Among those 10 students, we have 3 such students who are from economically backward background. One of them worked as a cycle mechanic, another is a girl working in a road-side welding shop and third is a migrant labour.

About the challenge

NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge features an engineering design challenge to engage students worldwide in the next phase of human space exploration  This year NASA selected our proposal and invited our team to Huntsville, Alabama, USA in April, 2021.

The NaPSAT Team

YTSAT team comprises of students, educators, industry experts and managers.

NaPSAT's Gallery

Newspaper Cover Feature

Our Proud Alumni 2020- 2021 Batch

Stories of Change

Stories of Change

From left to right –

Former Cycle Mechanic – to now Welder, Team YTSAT

Former worked at roadside welding shop – to now Welder, Team YTSAT

Former Migrant Labourer – to now Welder, Team YTSAT

YTSAT in News

Young Tinker's HERC Team (Mission : NASA Human Exploration Rover Challenge 2021)

Rishikesh Amit Nayak
Student Team Lead
Nitesh Patnaik
Design Lead
Ankan Mondal
Tech Lead
Anjishnu Pattanayak
Management Lead
Tanvi Mallick
Marketing Lead
Rina Bagha
Skilled Welder
Kailash Barik
Fitter and Maker
Danda Pani Patra
Skilled Welder
Shreyansh Vikas Mishra
Communication Lead
Kanuri Varshini

Young Tinker's Student Satellite Team 2021

Rishabh Mishra
Satellite Team Member
Satwik Parasar
Satellite Team Member
M Sai Krishna
Designer Satellite Team Member
Amarjeet Patnaik
Satellite Team Member
Avipsa Nayak
Satellite Team Member
Dwipayan Jena
Satellite Team Member
Sohan Raj
Satellite Team Member
Aryan Patnaik
Satellite Team Member

Mentor and Experts

Rashmi Ranjan Mohapatra
MD, Kemppi South East Asia and India
Bimal krushna Mishra
Former CEO, RSB
Nanda Mohapatra
Former Chief Engineer, Govt. of Odisha
Sudeepta Kishore Das
Former Director, NALCO
Ashesh Padhy
Head of Operations, JSW
Sibasis Maity
Former Director, CTTC

Educators and Facilitators

Sunil Pradhan
Electronics Engineer
Anurag Behera
Electronics Engineer
Amit Panigrahi
Sectroscopy Engineer
Sidhant Patra
Structural Enginee
Umesh Ekka
Mechanical Engineer
Santosh Mishra
Mechanical Engineer

Media Coverage

Young Tinker’s HERC Team created history by becoming India’s 1st interdisciplinary U-19 Team to be selected for NASA Human Rover Challenge. The team received World Rank 3 and the Videography Award.

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