Congratulations to Team LunaDome who came 3rd out of over 3000 teams worldwide!
Google Lunar XPRIZE
Team Indus is one of 5 front runners competing in the Google Lunar XPrize. They have secured a contract on a PSLV rocket which launches in December 2017, when they will fly their rover to the moon aiming to win the top prize of $20M.
Lab2Moon is a global challenge run by Team Indus for students to design an experiment to send to the moon on board their spacecraft. Of the 3000+ entries, LunaDome was selected as one of 8 experiments to be given a place on the spacecraft. Placed in 3rd position, they must now raise $650k from external sponsors to qualify their experiment to be space worthy.
These University of Bath aerospace engineers presented their experiment to the panel of judges in Bangalore having reached the final 15 of over 3000 Lab2Moon Challenge teams, and the only team representing the UK at this stage of the competition. LunaDome is their experiment designed to understand the requirements for sustaining an earth-like atmosphere in a small dome on the moon's surface.
This space technology startup based in Bangalore is conducting the global Lab2Moon competition aimed at students and youth to imagine, design and develop an experiment that will go on their spacecraft to the moon in December 2017