Five teams awarded $5.25 million for Google Lunar Xprize milestone accomplishments

January 26, 2015 6:45 PM

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Five teams awarded $5.25 million for Google Lunar Xprize milestone accomplishments

The Google Lunar Xprize contest has the final goal of taking a robot to the moon, but it’s not just going to lay out the entire $30 million in prizes on one day. Today, Google and Xprize announced five companies that are sharing a total of $5.25 million for reaching milestones in three categories of achievement.

The three categories are imaging, mobility and landing technology, and the company taking away the most prize money today is United States-based Astrobotic Technology, raking in a total of $1.75 million across all three categories. Other winners include Team Indus from India, Hakuto from Japan, Moon...

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