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Paul van Susante – How Are We Going to Power Our First Projects On the Moon?

Dr. Paul van Susante of Michigan Technological University, a past guest (link below), returns to the Cold Star Project. We’re discussing his participation in a number of investigative projects and NASA challenges related to powering our first projects on the Moon. Host Jason Kanigan asks Paul about the:

  • LuSTR grant
  • NASA Watts on the Moon centennial challenge phase I, where they won the $100k grand prize for scenario 2. They submitted to Phase II, level 1 and were selected as one of 7 teams to advance to level 2 and received $200k
  • NASA Break the Ice challenge centennial challenge phase I where they won a runner up prize ($25k). They submitted an entry to Break the Ice phase II, level 1 and were last month selected as one of 15 teams to advance to level 2 (all US teams (13) got $38.5k)
  • Winning several other grants and are currently working on those related to landing pad construction, site preparation, hardware testing in their dusty thermal vacuum chamber as well.


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Paul’s previous appearance on the Cold Star Project

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