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Google Lunar XPRIZE

What is the Google
Lunar XPRIZE?

The $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE is an unprecedented competition to challenge and inspire engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration. To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a privately funded team must be the first to:

successfully place a spacecraft on the moon’s surface

travel 500 meters

transmit high-definition video and images back to Earth

The Moon Money

Grand Prize:

$20 Million

Second Place:

$5 Million

Bonus Prizes:

$5 Million

$5.25 million already awarded!
Additional in-space Milestone Prizes were just announced:
Lunar Arrival Milestone Prize— The spacecraft must complete one orbit around the Moon or enter a direct descent approach to the lunar surface to win $1.75M.
Soft Landing Milestone Prize— The spacecraft must transmit data proving it soft-landed on the lunar surface to win $3M
The Milestone Prize purses will be evenly distributed between all teams who have achieved each milestone by March 31, 2018.

The Race Is On

XPRIZE is exceptionally pleased to officially confirm receipt and verification of five Google Lunar XPRIZE team launch contracts; SpaceIL (Israel), Moon Express (US),
Synergy Moon (International), TeamIndus (India), and HAKUTO (Japan).

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