The Amity team designed two main settlements and four outlying settlements to accommodate a population of 24,000 as well as a transient of 3,000 more on Mars using a transparent material, 'Aluminium Oxinitride'.
While designing the settlement, the team members worked on aspects such as Automation Engineering, Operations Engineering, Human Engineering, Marketing and Finance, Schedule and Cost. The team worked on the design for 48 hours. Presenting a brief about the project,?Aabhas Vaish?said that the Mars Space Settlement was named 'Argonom Bult' and proposed to be designed inside a crater. He further added that the selection of location for the Mars colony depended on the quality of soil and amount of dust storm in the particular area.
He said that the total cost involved in building a colony for 24,000 habitants would be 1,225,571,360,000 dollars. The International Space Settlement Design Competition?is a prestigious contest which aims to impart industrial skills in students. The competition puts high school students in the shoes of aerospace engineers.