Lunar Mission Looking for Payloads

Barcelona Moon Team LogoThe Barcelona Moon Google X-Price team is looking for secondary payloads to take on their trip to the Moon planned for June 2015. These documents provide some details on this opportunity (1.35m Euros/kg).

You can contact the Barcelona Moon team directly if you are interested in this opportunity or require additional information.

Read the Barcelona Moon Team Letter

Read the leaflet Barcelona Moon Team Leaflet

Note: This is an ITAR Free project.

Barcelona Moon Team http://www.barcelonamoonteam.com/

Australian Radio Ham’s Spacecraft Missions

Inner West Courier – Robert Brand VK2URB

The Inner West Courier reports that Robert Brand VK2URB is hoping to break new ground with two space missions he is participating in.

The Sydney newspaper says he is involved in the communications system for the Team Stellar Lunar mission scheduled for 2014, as part of an entry in the Google Lunar X Prize.

In addition he is working on a UK-based Mars mission, scheduled for 2020, that aims to sniff out biological methane.

Read the newspaper article – From Sydney to Mars mission
http://inner-west-courier.whereilive.com.au/news/story/from-sydney-telecommunications-to-navigating-mars-mission/

Robert’s son Jason VK2FJAB was interviewed on Channel 9 TV earlier this year.
10 year old Radio Ham talks of his DIY Space Projects on TV http://www.uk.amsat.org/?p=8821

Australian Radio Ham's Spacecraft Missions

Inner West Courier – Robert Brand VK2URB

The Inner West Courier reports that Robert Brand VK2URB is hoping to break new ground with two space missions he is participating in.

The Sydney newspaper says he is involved in the communications system for the Team Stellar Lunar mission scheduled for 2014, as part of an entry in the Google Lunar X Prize.

In addition he is working on a UK-based Mars mission, scheduled for 2020, that aims to sniff out biological methane.

Read the newspaper article – From Sydney to Mars mission
http://inner-west-courier.whereilive.com.au/news/story/from-sydney-telecommunications-to-navigating-mars-mission/

Robert’s son Jason VK2FJAB was interviewed on Channel 9 TV earlier this year.
10 year old Radio Ham talks of his DIY Space Projects on TV http://www.uk.amsat.org/?p=8821

Synergy Moon Google Lunar X-Prize Team

Space Tech Garage – Image Credit Synergy Moon

Radio amateur Gerard Auvray, F6FAO, is a member of the Synergy Moon team that aims to develop and land a rover on the moon.

Synergy Moon are currently building a communications and mission control infrastructure, starting with a NanoSat that will test some of the communications and rover hardware.

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Euroluna Google Lunar X-Prize Quarterly Update

Euroluna

Original design of the Euroluna Romit3 Lunar Rover – Image courtesy of Andrew Collis/X-Prize Foundation

The President of Euroluna, Palle Haastrup OZ1HIA, provides an update on the progress of the Euroluna Google Lunar X-Prize team who are aiming to land a rover on the Moon.

Their first amateur radio spacecraft Romit-1 is a 2U CubeSat that will transmit on 437.505 MHz using 1200 bps AX.25 packet radio. It will be fitted with an Ion Motor and if everything goes well it should, after a year, be able to raise its orbit from 310 km to 700 km.

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JURBAN Team Aim for the Moon

JURBAN team member Morgan Glaze

The JURBAN team not only hope to win the Google Lunar X-Prize by landing a robot on the Moon they also aim to inspire future generations to pursue Science, Technology Engineering and Math (STEM).

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