Google X-Prize Team – Part-Time Scientists
It’s 43 years since Apollo 11 landed on the moon. Now a group of volunteer hackers and engineers are about to send a privately-built amateur radio rover to the Moon.
Part Time Scientists Lunar Rover
Writing on ZD-Net Simon Bisson tells how the
Part-Time Scientists team aim to win the Google Lunar X-Prize by landing their lunar rover on the Moon.
Simon says the
Part-Time Scientists are putting together a cloud-linked global communications network [COMRAY] to handle radio links to their lander and rover (using amateur radio bands), there’s still too much lag in the system to deliver a hands-on driving experience. The rover needs to have some smarts in order to process information about its environment, while still handling input from a driver on Earth.
Read Simon Bisson’s article Home-brew hackers cook up Europe’s return to the Moon
Watch Part-Time Scientists testing their Lunar Rover
Deep Space Communications Array (
COMRAY) (Project Leader Michael Doornbos N4LNX of Evadot) http://www.comray.net/
Google Lunar X-Prize
Tor Fos Mortensen gave a presentation about Euroluna to the
European Lunar Symposium in Berlin , April 19-20, 2012.
Euroluna are a Danish amateur team participating in the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE contest to be the first privately funded team to land and drive a rover on the Moon.
Their first Amateur Radio CubeSat
Romit-1, fitted with an Ion motor, is planned to launch on an Interorbital Systems Neptune 30 rocket.
Watch Euroluna Presentation with Sound.wmv
March 2012 – Euroluna OZ9LUNA CubeSat Launch Update
Google Lunar X PRIZE
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Tor Foss Mortensen of Google X-Prize team Euroluna (OZ9LUNA) appeared in the Danish TV show Aftenshowet.
Euroluna is developing a 2U CubeSat MiniRomit1 which was shown on TV. Watch Tor i Aftenshowet
Google Lunar X PRIZE:
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