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Offline savuporo

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Re: Resource Prospector
« Reply #60 on: 01/18/2017 09:18 PM »
So the question is, what mission is willing to offer them a ride? Can they fit to EM-2?
'Ride' as in launch isn't the big deal, missing lander is.
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Re: Resource Prospector
« Reply #61 on: 01/19/2017 06:50 AM »
So the question is, what mission is willing to offer them a ride? Can they fit to EM-2?
'Ride' as in launch isn't the big deal, missing lander is.

Resource Prospector will just have to hope that Lunar CATALYST successfully produces a lander. Moon Express or Masten Space are possible suppliers.

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Re: Resource Prospector
« Reply #62 on: 01/19/2017 06:55 AM »
Resource Prospector will just have to hope that Lunar CATALYST successfully produces a lander.
This acronym/initative appears to be dead as a doornail
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Re: Resource Prospector
« Reply #63 on: 01/19/2017 07:30 AM »
Resource Prospector will just have to hope that Lunar CATALYST successfully produces a lander.
This acronym/initative appears to be dead as a doornail

Someone needs to tell the firms involved. Masten Space has just put a picture of its XL-1 lunar lander on its website.

(Alternatively do not tell them they may finish it.)
http://masten.aero/vehicles-2

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Re: Resource Prospector
« Reply #64 on: 01/19/2017 05:04 PM »
Masten Space has just put a picture of its XL-1 lunar lander on its website.
Really ? Okay then
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Re: Resource Prospector
« Reply #65 on: 01/24/2017 12:13 AM »
So the question is, what mission is willing to offer them a ride? Can they fit to EM-2?
'Ride' as in launch isn't the big deal, missing lander is.

Resource Prospector will just have to hope that Lunar CATALYST successfully produces a lander. Moon Express or Masten Space are possible suppliers.
Astrobotic is most likely at 250kg to surface.

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Re: Resource Prospector
« Reply #66 on: 01/24/2017 07:39 AM »
It will be interesting to see if anyone terns up for the Annual Reviews in March.

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Re: Resource Prospector
« Reply #67 on: 01/25/2017 07:31 PM »
It appears that one politician is completely into lunar ice utilization:

http://bridenstine.house.gov/blog/?postid=772

this might give RP a boost.

Note: I don't know much about US politics (never been to US), or who this politician is.
« Last Edit: 01/25/2017 09:08 PM by turbopumpfeedback2 »

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Re: Resource Prospector
« Reply #68 on: 01/25/2017 11:56 PM »
He is widely rumored to be the nominee for NASA administrator.

Offline TrevorMonty

Re: Resource Prospector
« Reply #69 on: 01/26/2017 02:15 AM »
With 2 lunar XPrize landers and some rovers available, NASA only needs to develop payloads and pay for missions.  The other plus is lead times can be <2yrs on missions.

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Re: Resource Prospector
« Reply #70 on: 04/14/2017 04:29 AM »
It seems that the Trump transition team asked NASA about Resource Prospector among other things:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/trump-transition-nasa-foia-moon

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