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GLXP Update Thread
« on: 08/21/2011 04:25 PM »
Noticed we didn't have one of these so I thought I'd start it


To kick it off ...

Omega Envoy lander mockup update


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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #1 on: 08/22/2011 12:10 PM »
EuroLuna mid August update



1st Projected launch of Romid 1 coming soon currently working on software development

Attitude control software has been loaded into the cube sat


Romid 2 - A single cubesat to test 2 technologies for the moon a passive stabiliser and faster radio transmitter

Launch in March / April 2012

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #2 on: 08/24/2011 12:44 PM »
Testing of Mono Propellants by Team Independence X Aerospace




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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #3 on: 08/27/2011 03:06 PM »

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #4 on: 08/28/2011 03:00 PM »

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #6 on: 08/29/2011 11:15 AM »
A very good write up on team Astrobotic's

Astroboticís Race to the Moon

http://link.cs.cmu.edu/article.php?a=620

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #7 on: 08/29/2011 05:42 PM »
Thanks for all the updates, racshot, as GLXP news tends to be a little spread-out by its nature. I appreciate someone collating it all.
"Itís the typical binary world of 'NASA is great' or 'cancel the space program,' with no nuance or understanding of the underlying issues and pathologies of the space industrial complex."

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #8 on: 08/29/2011 06:29 PM »
The unofficial scorcard

http://evadot.com/glxpscorecard/

shows that four teams are very serious about winning: Moon Express, Astrobotic, Rocket City space Pioneers, Part Time Scientists.

It looks like it comes down to two major items progress and funding that seperates this group from the next. What is not shown and probably should be a good indicator of who is ahead is the gap between funding and the total of funds required to get to the Lunar surface. But alas such internal cost estimates will probably never be available.

One indicator though of the costs is the LV choosen. Astrobotic has choosen F9, while RCSP has choosen Atlas V (probably a 401 config). The Atlas V 401 has a higher TLI payload than the F9 because of the LOX/LH2 Centaur US. Just the cost difference between these two LV's ~$60M for the F9 and >$85M probably as much as $110M for the Atlas V 401 says alot about how much this gap could be. Since the only team with a launch agreement is Astrobotic the others could also end up on less expensive boosters, a decision driven by funding.

edit- I wanted to recheck my understanding of what LV RCSP was going to use and to my suprise I found a SpaceX logo on their homepage. So they are using the same booster F9 as Astrobotic. The other two may be thinking the or arranging the same. I will check them as well.
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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #9 on: 08/29/2011 07:21 PM »
I'm not sure I believe that scorecard; OdysseyMoon seems one of the more professional teams, yet scores very low (mainly due to a lack of public information)...

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #10 on: 08/29/2011 09:21 PM »
I'm not sure I believe that scorecard; OdysseyMoon seems one of the more professional teams, yet scores very low (mainly due to a lack of public information)...

Yeah, and it seems a bit silly to include things like "social networking", "inspiration" and "participatory exploration" in the total score with the same weight as "progress" and "lander completion". The most important metrics are probably the ones that have the most uncertainty due to very limited amount of public information from some teams.

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #11 on: 08/30/2011 07:14 PM »
And on the MTA topic ...

Euroluna are now fully compliant with the Master Team Agreement



New software has been compiled for the cube sat

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #12 on: 08/30/2011 07:27 PM »
This is good

Lunar Lion - Hopper Spacecraft Simulator


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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #13 on: 08/31/2011 10:48 AM »
Lunar Excavator Development by team Astrobotic




Also the GLXP has a new website

http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #14 on: 08/31/2011 07:29 PM »
Explain!

In one of the the Youtube videos, an imminent Romid 1 launch is claimed.
Is the expected Romid 1 launch supposed to be orbital or suborbital?
  I recall Euroluna said something about a launch last December.

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #15 on: 09/03/2011 07:19 PM »
UA Space Systems Engineer and Moon Express Team Eye $30 Million Google Lunar X Prize

http://engr.arizona.edu/news/story.php?id=337

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #16 on: 09/07/2011 10:59 AM »
Moon Express Lander Development - The Prequel


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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #17 on: 09/09/2011 12:59 PM »
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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #18 on: 09/09/2011 12:59 PM »

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #19 on: 09/09/2011 06:24 PM »
This seems kinda related, as much as I know our members only link other sites.

http://www.nasaspaceflight.com/2011/09/protecting-apollo-sites-future-visiting-vehicles-nasa-evaluation/

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