Based on the Inputs and feedback received from the Brain Trust members and other experts, we have revised the wining-team-will-statement and testing and judging criteria. Following is the updated version:
Wining Team Will Statement:
Create the largest (by total area), rigid structure in low-Earth Orbit, that is resilient to solar radiation and temperature fluctuations, measuring “stiffness” and “shape” properties. with the highest production efficiency and material sustainability.
First Place: 1x 10M winning purse, 2x 5M finalist prize to subsidize space launch and produce 1 ton of product, 20x 500k semi-finalists prize to prototype on earth.
Total: 5-7 years.
2 years to prototype on Earth, 2 years to commission in space and 1 year to manufacture.
Testing and Judging Criteria:
In LEO or GEO
Utilizing any materials (Earth or Space),
Create the largest (by total area), rigid structure that is resilient to space hazards. Measuring and “stiffness” and “shape” properties.
- Higher points to one continuous structure (no need for assembly)
With the highest production efficiency (from raw material to a finalized product): make the most with the least resources (including power and water inputs).
Highest sustainable scalability potential
- Maximizing end-of-life circularity: e.g., reusable, high value recovery in recycling, biodegradable, etc.
@JohnBucknell, @akb, @interplanetary, @manuel.ntumba - It would be nice to hear your feedbacks on the listed wining-team-will-statement, prize purse, timeline, testing and judging criteria.