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Ascend NTNU

KONGSBERG is a proud main sponsor of the student project Ascend NTNU.

Ascend NTNU is an aerial robotics team consisting of students from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Our goal is to become the best performing team at the International Aerial Robotics Competition, American Venue, and the AlphaPilot competition. We aim high, work hard, and create new and innovative solutions to some of the

most challenging problems in cybernetics and autonomy as of today.

Introducing Nostromo:

Nostromo has been specifically developed to compete in Mission 9 of the International Aerial Robotics Competition


Ascend NTNU was founded in spring 2015. In 2016, we competed and came third in IARC. We won the prize for the most innovative drone in 2017. In 2018, Mission 7 was completed, where we finished at third, and we won the prize for the most innovative drone, again! In 2019 at Mission 8, we won the awards for Best Technical Demonstration and Best System Design, and with that we also came in 1st overall in the American Venue! Currently, we are preparing for Mission 9 in 2021.