Design and build a regolith transport solution for the Moon

Lunar regolith is an important feedstock for construction, mineral processing, and other ISRU activities. To help us learn how to work with this difficult material in the harsh lunar environment, Colorado School of Mines and Lockheed Martin invite university teams from around the world to compete in the Over the Dusty Moon Challenge.

Explore the 2023 challenge. Enter your team. Win Prizes.

How to Enter

How to Enter

Download the Rules & Eligibility (PDF)
Registration Form
STEP file for Regolith Hopper | STEP file for MRE Plant
To enter, teams must (1) fill in the registration form, and (2) submit a report with their design and approach via email to 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 23, 2022 and the in-person challenge will take place in June, 2023 (specific dates TBD).

Key Dates

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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

In-person challenge

Hosted at Colorado School of Mines

2022 Winners

The winners are listed below from the in-person competition held at Colorado School of Mines from June 2-3, 2022.

Speaker 1

1st: Laurentian Lunars

Laurentian University, Canada

Speaker 2

2nd: SpaceTeam AGH

AGH University, Poland

Speaker 3

3rd: Team UNSW

University of New South Wales, Australia

In-person Challenge

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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