Over the past few months, our team has been working hard to get our new ROV, the SS&T Texas, ready for competition. Through the struggles and the guide MATE has finally sent out, though, we have discovered along the way that SS&T Missouri would be a better fit for this year’s tasks. And so, as the USS Missouri was decommissioned in 1955 and recommissioned in 1986, our ROV will be following in her footsteps yet again, being recommissioned for her second competition this summer after an electrical overhaul.
That said, the SS&T Texas is not being shelved. Using the new techniques we discovered for fixing up the SS&T Missouri, we will be moving forward with the new ROV to have her competition-ready for next summer. More updates on these projects will be coming as they develop!