How to Enter
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To enter, teams must (1) fill in the registration form, and (2) submit a report with their design and approach via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Selected teams will be invited to build and test their system at the in-person challenge held at Colorado School of Mines in June, 2023.
Teams must be made up of undergraduate and/or graduate students from an accredited university. International participation is welcome. Read the full rules document for eligibility details.
Registration and entries are due on Dec 23, 2022. Invited teams will be notified by Jan 9, 2022 and the in-person challenge will take place in June, 2023 (specific dates TBD).
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Deadline for entries & registration
Entries must be submitted by 11:59 pm Mountain Time
Notification to invitees
Teams will be notified if they are invited to compete in the in-person challenge
Hosted at Colorado School of Mines
The winners are listed below from the in-person competition held at Colorado School of Mines from June 2-3, 2022.
1st: Laurentian Lunars
Laurentian University, Canada
2nd: SpaceTeam AGH
AGH University, Poland
3rd: Team UNSW
University of New South Wales, Australia
Hosted in beautiful Golden, Colorado
Cash prizes will be awarded at the in-person challenge, and invited teams will receive a travel stipend, room & board during their stay in Colorado, and free registration for the Space Resources Roundtable following the challenge.
Colorado School of Mines
Mines is located in Golden, Colorado, only 15 miles west of downtown Denver. For questions about visiting campus or events, please call 303-384-2027.
We are honored to be hosting the challenge with Lockheed Martin, the prime sponsor
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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 8 per team in terms of included room & board.
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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