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PromoMoon Initative – Closing Session

July 15, 2022 @ 17:00 19:00 CEST

At the end of 2021, the Moon Village Association in cooperation with the leading Ukrainian space engineering company Yuzhnoye State Design Office organized the 1st PromoMoon Initiative for Moon Village Generation in honor of Dr. Alexander Degtyarev.

15 teams from 10 countries from around the world covering 3 different continents have participated in the competition – 4 startups, 5 young professional and scientist teams, and 6 student teams.

After receiving the proposals on novel ideas relating to lunar technologies, the PromoMooon Initiative has completed the 1st stage of evaluation and selected the top 10 projects:


After the 2nd phase of evaluation and final selection, the international team of leading space experts selected the top 3 projects (in no particular order): Project / Team Name / Country:

● Lunar building materials produced based on recycled space debris / startup Orbit Recycling / Germany
● Technology to efficiently generate food and O2 and remove CO2 during space missions / startup Spira Inc. / USA
● Volatile extraction technology on planetary surfaces / team of students VEPS / Germany

The winners received support for their research through voluntary and free-of- charge expert B2B mentorship and Q&A sessions that were held on June 28, 2022. All three finalists will also be provided with a spot to present their projects at the IAC-2022 during D3 or D4 technical sessions related to space exploration.

The closing session of the Initiative with awarding of finalists will be held on July
15, 2022 (17:00 CET).

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The Initiative inspires the Moon Village Generation to develop ideas for future sustainable lunar activities and provides an opportunity to advance their engineering maturity level.

For more information about the Initiative: