NASA Announces the Winners of its Second Payload Challenge!
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
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
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
3rd place - µRAD, A Micro-Scale Lunar Radiation Detector
µRAD 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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