TeamIndus launches Lab2Moon

TeamIndus launches Lab2Moon

TeamIndus has announced the launch of Lab2Moon (L2M), a competition for young minds to create an experiment to fly on board the TeamIndus spacecraft to the Moon in 2017.

The company is a space technology startup and the only Indian team competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE — $30 million to challenge for engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration. The launch will mark the first opportunity for a non-government experiment to fly to the moon since 1976.

As part of L2M, youngsters between 14 and 25 years design and build a project that would “catalyse the evolution of mankind as a sustainable multi-planetary species”. 

“The TeamIndus mission is designed to be democratic, inclusive and driven by the people. Lab2Moon reflects that ethos. We hope that a generation of youngsters will be inspired to become change-makers and help create a better tomorrow,” said Rahul Narayan, TeamIndus Fleet Commander.

A jury of internationally scientists and technologists, including K Kasturirangan, former Chairman of ISRO, will shortlist 20 teams by the August 25, 2016, for which the registrations started on Wednesday.

DH Newsletter Privacy Policy Get top news in your inbox daily
GET IT
Comments (+)