To imagine, design and build an experiment that would help build sustainable life on the Moon, in this Lab2Moon challenge run by Team Indus


Must be the size of a regular soda can, weigh less than 250g, and connect to the on-board computer of the spacecraft


29th June 2016 – Registration opens
17th Sept 2016 – Submission of concept deadline
7th Nov 2016 – 25 teams shortlisted
5th Feb 2017 – Prototype Readiness Review with Team Indus
12th-15th Mar 2017 – Presentation of prototype in Bangalore
15th Mar 2017 – Announcement of winner
Late Sep 2017 – Flight model submission
December 2017 – Deadline for securing $650K sponsorship
December 2017 – Launch of spacecraft


Promotion of the experiment through social media is a major part of the project since inspiring more young people to take up STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) and then enter the space industry is a key objective. The success of the social media campaign therefore accounts for 50% of the score in the latter stages


The winning teams will each secure a place on the unmanned Team Indus spacecraft which heads for the moon in December 2017. Their products will be on board the robotic rover which will conduct it’s experiments on the lunar surface

Our Partners

  • Partners Bath Uni and TeamIndus