At the very beginning of the project the team was given a choice of which mission option to pursue for the NASA Student Launch Competition. The three available options were: 1.) Target Detection, 2.) Deployable Rover, or 3.) Landing Coordinates via Triangulation. The decision was put up to a team vote and the winning option was the Deployable Rover mission.
As per the NASA Student Launch Handbook: "The team will design a custom rover that will deploy from the internal structure of the launch vehicle. At landing, the team will remotely activate a trigger to deploy the rover from the rocket. After deployment, the rover will autonomously move at least 5 ft. (in any direction) from the launch vehicle. Once the rover has reached its final destination, it will deploy a set of foldable solar cell panels."