Team Selenokhod (Russian: Селеноход) is a privately funded Russian team of aerospace experts led by Nikolay Dzis-Voynarovskiy. It was the first Russian team to enter the Google Lunar X Prize competition.[better source needed]
On 18 December 2013, the team has decided to withdraw from the competition.
The team's name is derived from Lunokhod, the Soviet space program that sent two remote-controlled rovers to the moon, which became the first ever rovers to traverse the moon's surface. The team initially began work in October 2007, composed of nearly ten experienced engineers and managers. The team's vehicles are two rovers and a lander with a communications system on board. Both 5 kg rovers contain four independent wheels, an HD camera, a solar panel, rechargeable batteries and a low-gain, omni-directional antenna.
As of 2009[update], the team articulated four general objectives: