Google Lunar X PRIZE Roundup #16 April 26, 2010Posted by Nick Azer in : Google Lunar X Prize, Google Lunar X Prize Roundup , trackback
Pretty cool week for the Google Lunar X PRIZE—a new team, the LEGO MoonBots competition is building up attention (ha, ha, get it?), and lots of other goodness:
- A new team was announced! Barcelona Moon has entered the competition; check out their official team page (and my own profile on them :) ) !
- The official GLXP Launch Pad blog posted all about the big new LEGO MoonBots GLXP competition! Neat stuff :)
- Team ARCA announced they’ll be doing their Mission 5 test flight[PDF] this Tuesday, April 27th, of their hot air balloon launch system! Also, ARCA’s neat daily video journals have picked up again :)
- There are still some spots open for the first X PRIZE TweetUp, a free event this April 30th in L.A.!
- Team SELENE featured their new Mosquito Rover! Specifications and all.
- Team Astrobotic continues their features on their rover’s development, with highlights on calibration of a robot arm and a battery test. Also, the walk-in oven for their robotics lab arrived. They also had their rovers featured at Carnegie Mellon, including their newest design!
- Team Barcelona Moon released their first video—a hip render of their rover on the Moon :) They also posted about their official presentation to the media.
- Team Next Giant Leap posted a CAD drawing of the TALARIS lunar hopper to their Facebook (along with a slew of other interesting pictures).
- Team White Label Space featured a video demonstrating rover mobility.
- Team Part Time Scientists were featured by English-language German newspaper The Local. The team also revamped their website :)