NASA Announces the Winners of its Second Payload Challenge!

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Unfortunately, we still need to learn a lot more before we can conduct regular, long-duration missions to the Moon

In September 2020, HeroX introduced the "Honey, I Shrunk the NASA Payload, the Sequel" Challenge to assist fill in the gaps in our knowledge

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 This competition sought unique small payload designs that might collect information about the lunar environment and its potential resources, with rewards of up to $800,000

1st Place: Sun Slicer Spectrometer

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Phillip Jobson, a HeroX veteran who has competed in the original Payload Challenge and the Spaceport America Cup 2021 Challenge

 leads Team Sun Slicer, a group of space science and space science enthusiasts. Garrett Jernigan, John Doty, and Brian Silverman 

2nd Place: Puli Lunar Water Snooper

Puli Space Technologies, a space technology business situated in Budapest, Hungary, submitted this winning entry.

The Puli Lunar Water Snooper concept is a simple, low-cost neutron spectrometer that identifies hydrogen atoms in lunar regolith

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3rd place - ┬ÁRAD, A Micro-Scale Lunar Radiation Detector

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┬ÁRAD is proposed by a two-person team composed of Christian Haughwout and Thomas (Joey) Murphy, MIT students pursuing PhDs in space systems engineering

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