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Below are eighteen teams, from all over the world, who dare to dream big, to push the limits of what’s possible and to make history.  Their challenge?  Develop a robot that can successfully land on the moon’s surface, travel at least 500 meters and then, transmit images back to Earth. All for a chance to win the largest incentivized prize ever –the $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE. 

FEATURED TEAMS OF THE WEEK

SpaceIL is an Israeli nonprofit organization working to land the first Israeli spacecraft on the moon.

The organization was founded in 2011, when three young Israeli engineers undertook...

Team Astrobotic has been selected to compete for three of the Milestone Prizes: the Landing Prize, the Mobility Prize and the Imaging Prize.

Astrobotic Technology Inc. is a Pittsburgh based...

Team Italia proposes reliability and costs as driving criteria for the mission design. Therefore high TRL equipments will be preferred to contain the costs, still taking into...

Team Moon Express has been selected to compete for three of the Milestone Prizes: the Landing Prize, the Mobility Prize and the Imaging Prize.

WE ARE BLAZING A TRAIL TO THE MOON TO UNLOCK...

The Moon has always been inaccessible to individuals and private businesses due to high costs of space travel and explorations. Team Stellar's mission is to develop a new business approach to...

Independence–X Aerospace from Malaysia is lead by Mohd Izmir Yamin (Aerospace Engineering), who has extensive experience in rocket propulsion and robotic control systems. Independence–X Aerospace...

Earthrise Space Foundation (ESF) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to developing space technology in collaboration with industry and academic institutions. ESF seeks to leverage experience...

InterPlanetary Ventures, the Human Synergy Project, and Interorbital Systems joined forces to become Team SYNERGY MOON. With working groups in over 15 countries, Team SYNERGY MOON actively...

The European Lunar Exploration Association (Euroluna) team is a group of friends and relatives with engineering backgrounds who have gathered to compete for the Google Lunar...

Team Hakuto has been selected to compete for one of the Milestone Prizes: the Mobility Prize.

Hakuto is the only Google Lunar XPRIZE team based in Japan and has a unique network in that...

Although team members are scattered across Northern Germany and around the world, the team makes extensive use of online collaborative tools to keep everyone up to date and moving forward. In...

Barcelona Moon Team is a multidisciplinary joint venture bringing together Spanish entrepreneurial, industrial and academic capabilities. Headquartered in Barcelona, we are the first Spain-based...

Team Puli is a dedicated team of young Hungarian professionals and space enthusiasts, named after the Puli, a dog-breed long used by shepherds for the protection and guidance of livestock in...

SpaceMETA team is formed by several people with good experience in startups and new ideas and trends in the market.

Founded by Mr. Sergio Cabral Cavalcanti, from IdeaValley in the...

"Team B” is an initiative from privately funded Canadian company Adobri Solutions Ltd. Our mission is to utilize existing technologies in software, microprocessors, communication, guidance and...

The Penn State Lunar Lion Team is a combination of Penn State students and faculty combined with engineers from Penn State's Applied Research Laboratory aimed at fulfilling the requirements of the...

Team AngelicvM is preparing to meet the launch date of its Rover within the time period stipulated by the contest, and thus place Chile on the Moon for the first time, incorporating Chile into the...

Team Indus has been selected to compete for two of the Milestone Prizes: the Mobility Prize and the Imaging Prize.

Team Indus is a non-conformist, unconventional alliance of dreamers and...

Team FREDNET is comprised of three key systems, software, and hardware developers who serve as the leaders and overall coordinators of an international group of Open Source developers, engineers,...

ARCA is a non profit organization and its main objective is the exploration of space. In order to reach this objective, ARCA is working to the development of cost effective space vehicles. We are...

The Juxtopia® Group, Inc. www.juxtopia.org is a not for profit research organization that was started in 2000. Its mission is to improve human learning...

Team Selenokhod is the only Russian team to enter the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition. The team name is derived from Lunokhod – the famous Soviet space project. In 1970 and 1973 Lunokhod-1 and...

Team Phoenicia’s lander/rover combination will piggyback on a communications satellite launch to geosynchronous orbit as a “hosted payload.” From there, the lander will separate from the parent...

The Rocket City Space Pioneers team is made up of Dynetics (team leader), Teledyne Brown Engineering, Andrews Space, Spaceflight Services, Draper Laboratory, Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, Moog,...

Describe in general terms your technical plans for winning the prize:
As the first Official Team to register for the Google Lunar X PRIZE, Odyssey Moon is planning to make a...

Based in the United States, team Next Giant Leap (NGL) boasts highly qualified members from the academic, aerospace and small business communities. NGL was founded on the concept that a small but...

We are a team that spans generations. Our membership includes both the wisdom of the “space age” and the imagination of youth. One of the team’s primary goals is to inspire...

Team Selene is the first Google Lunar XPRIZE team from China. The team is led by Markus Bindhammer, a German-born inventor who lives in Shanghai. Bindhammer’s goal is to create a team of young and...

The birth of the c-base Open Moon group took place at...

Quantum3 withdrew from competition in August...

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Micro-Space withdrew from competition in November 2010.

Micro-Space, Inc. (a Colorado Corporation) has a 31 year history of producing “World Class”, high tech products for both...

Advaeros withdrew from competition in November 2010.

Advanced Aerospace Industries is a small R&D company dealing with smart systems for navigation, robotic application,...

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"Doing Impossible Things" - Google Lunar Team Summit 2013

"Doing Impossible Things" - Google Lunar Team Summit 2013

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