Phase 2 will offer a
total prize purse of
up to $3 million for
eligible Teams.

Level 1 Prizes
Total: $500,000

 All teams that submit compliant deliverables by the deadline and are eligible to win the prizes will be awarded an equal share of the $500,000 prize purse.

Up to a maximum of $75,000 per team.

Level 2 Prizes
Total: $1,000,000

1st Place


2nd Place


3rd Place


Up to 5 (five) Runners Up ($75,000 each)


Level 2 Total


Up to 15 teams (including the winners and runners up) that score above the minimum score will be invited to compete in Level 3.

Level 3 Prizes

1st Place: $1,000,000

2nd Place: $500,000

NASA will also award opportunities to test concepts in a dusty Thermal Vacuum Chamber that will simulate the temperature and atmospheric pressure conditions at the lunar south pole. Detailed Prize Purse Distribution and scoring requirements to be eligible to receive the prize will be provided at a later date.

Recognition for International Teams

Up to 3 top scoring International Teams will be recognized as winners in Level 2 and in Level 3. Teams must score a minimum of 40 points to be recognized as winners in Level 2. Criteria to be considered a winner in Level 3 will be provided at a later date on the challenge website. International Teams must meet the eligibility requirements to participate in the challenge and be recognized as winners. International Teams are not eligible to be awarded prize money or TVAC testing opportunities.