First Lander Challenge Prize Awarded!

Oct 9, 2023

We are so excited to share that Space Enterprise at Berkeley has won the first TVC hotfire award from Lander Challenge this Saturday at FAR — they successfully hotfired a 550 lbf liquid engine for 14s, gimbaled 13 degrees in all directions, and won $15,000!


We're delighted to have the chance to grant our first prize, out of a total of 15 opportunities that student teams will have over the next four years.

Members of the Lander Challenge team made a trip to Friends of Amateur Rocketry to watch the thrilling hotfire and celebrate the success with the team! In fact, the team also did a second TVC hotfire, and launched & recovered a solid rocket, all in that same day!

Full Hotfire Video!

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