Milestone prizes announced for Google’s Lunar XPRIZE competition

Google has announced the full list of milestone prize winners in the Lunar XPRIZE contest. Five teams have won prizes totaling $ 5.25 million across three categories: landing, mobility, and imaging.

The biggest winner was a team from Carnegie Mellon called Astrobotic, which brought in $ 1.75 million for its lunar polar rover. The team’s awards in imaging and mobility were actually announced back in December, but it was discovered today that the team was also chosen for one of the $ 1 million prizes in the landing category.

18 teams are competing for the $ 20 million grand prize

A second US-based team, Moon Express, was awarded prize money in the landing and imaging categories for its proposed mission focused on mining. German team…

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