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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #21 on: 09/12/2011 10:34 AM »
SpaceMETA Slides from Presentation at CEO Summit 2011 GLXP

http://www.slideshare.net/IdeaValley/spacemeta-status-report-ceo-summit-at-nasa-google-lunar


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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #22 on: 09/13/2011 07:05 PM »

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #23 on: 09/17/2011 09:47 AM »
Team Italia - Techno System developments presentation for the AMALIA Moon mission


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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #24 on: 09/19/2011 10:14 AM »
White Label Space: Lander Structural Model - CFRP Panels


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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #25 on: 09/20/2011 12:23 PM »
Barcelona Moon Team - Update on the rover design

http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/teams/barcelona-moon-team/blog/update-rover-design


Team Arca - The aerodynamic simulations for the IAR-111 supersonic airplane were completed

http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/teams/arca/blog/aerodynamic-simulations-iar-111-supersonic-airplane-were-completed

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
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Re: GLXP Update Thread
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Re: GLXP Update Thread
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Re: GLXP Update Thread
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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #30 on: 11/08/2011 03:31 PM »
Team Astrobotic - Rover Egress Design

http://astrobotic.net/2011/11/07/rover-egress-design/

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #31 on: 11/10/2011 12:44 AM »
Are their any teams that are planning on any post-Lunar x Prize Lunar business ventures?  I seem to recall Astrobiotic planning some kind of post prize business plan. Not sure about the others.
Darn it where is my Moon base!

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #32 on: 11/29/2011 11:39 PM »
News from Moon Express folks.

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Moon-Express-Designs-prnews-268173677.html?x=0
and some speculation:
http://evadot.com/2011/11/29/did-moon-express-just-take-the-lead-in-the-point-of-the-google-lunar-x-prize/

I was reading the thread about Mike Leinbach leaving NASA (and speculation where he might be going), and it made me think. Are there similar examples of people from the robotic side of the program, such as folks at JPL, leaving NASA or other large traditional contractors and joining one of these smaller GLXP companies?
...water is life and it is out there, where we intend to go. I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man or machine on a body such as the Moon and harvest a cup of water for a human to drink or process into fuel for their craft.

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #33 on: 12/09/2011 07:58 AM »
New SpaceIL video, mainly promotional. It is in hebrew though ...

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #34 on: 12/09/2011 05:00 PM »
They want to land on the moon by the end of 2012. What a joke.

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #35 on: 12/09/2011 07:08 PM »
Just to make sure - who is they that you refer to?
Because if you said it in the context of video I linked to - the year that appears there is 2013. And even if it won't be 2013, but 2014 or even never, your attitude is still very rude.

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #36 on: 12/09/2011 07:09 PM »
They want to land on the moon by the end of 2012. What a joke.
Yes, the Falcon Heavy test flight will probably be delayed until 2013.

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #37 on: 12/09/2011 07:18 PM »
Just to make sure - who is they that you refer to?
Because if you said it in the context of video I linked to - the year that appears there is 2013. And even if it won't be 2013, but 2014 or even never, your attitude is still very rude.

Space IL. Their website says "by the end of next year." I wish them all the best, but extreme-overly-optimistic statements like that damage their credibility in my opinion.

I'm not sure what Swallow means about the FH. Its first flight was never planned for 2012.
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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #38 on: 12/09/2011 08:04 PM »
The video mentions specifically 2013, I think that is much more credible than what's written on the website. But even if that date is missed, and it will be performed in 2014 (a plausible scenario) I think you are missing the point here.

Most GLXP teams (and SpaceIL) are not commercial companies (a la spaceX ) with contracts and potential customers. SpaceIL is actually a NGO so while we are optimistic, the important thing is to perform the mission.

I understand where the cynic attitude is coming from (spacex has been mentioned in reference to their many delays and overpromises), I think that really most GLXP teams are just not in the same category of commercial companies.
This is an inspiring competition, to get a new generation involved in lunar exploration first, and not part of the broader commercial "scene".
If any of the teams makes it to the moon, even in 2015 (missing the 2014 deadline) it will be a great achievement - maybe not from a science point of view, but from the inspiration aspect.

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Re: GLXP Update Thread
« Reply #39 on: 12/09/2011 09:53 PM »
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I'm not sure what Swallow means about the FH. Its first flight was never planned for 2012.

2012 is when the demo FH is due to arrive at the launch site according to SpaceX's manifest.
http://www.spacex.com/launch_manifest.php
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