The winners are listed below from the in-person competition held at Colorado School of Mines from June 2-3.
Stay tuned for news about the 2023 challenge.
Laurentian University, Canada
Portable Screw Conveyor - Regolith Transport System
AGH University of Science and Technology, Poland
Horizontal rod scraper and a bucket conveyor
University of New South Wales, Australia
Lunar Cable-Car Conveyance System
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Prizes at the in-person challenge will include cash, travel coverage, free registration for the Space Resources Roundtable held immediately after, and more.
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Can team members be from different universities?
Yes, as long as each team member is currently enrolled as a student at an accredited/licensed university, and a faculty advisor is identified.
Is there a minimum or maximum number of team members?
There is no minimum or maximum, but teams should have enough members to complete the challenge. For the in-person competition, the number of travelers will be limited to 12 per team.
Is the regolith hopper adjustable? Can the flow be turned off?
Teams should assume the hopper is fully adjustable and can be turned on or off with the flow rate adjusted; a maximum value is provided in the rules document.
Can we assume that there will be astronauts on the surface to assemble the system.
Yes. In general, any assumptions made should be stated in the report.
It may be cost prohibitive to build and ship the prototype system. Are there ways to mitigate this?
We fully expect that the prototype systems (for Phase 2) can be cobbled together with spare parts, built in a garage, etc. We encourage teams to seek out sponsorship from industrial partners where possible.
How big should teams be?
As large as they need to be.
How much mass, volume, and power are available?
Teams should state their assumptions about the resources they need. Consult the scoring rubric in the rules document for more details about how these may be scored.
Should systems be autonomous?
Any combination of automation and teleoperation is permitted.
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