+Penn State Lunar Lion XPRIZE Team
's July 2015 launch will be facilitated by a former Google Lunar XPRIZE team!
Former team Phoenicia will be organizing a larger launch, with multiple participants from across the space industry:
"While the Lunar Lion is the largest spacecraft on this launch, it will be accompanied by several mid-sized Earth satellites that will be placed in low Earth orbit. Once those customers’ spacecraft have been released, the Lunar Lion will be pushed on to its lunar-intercept trajectory, accompanied by other payloads, including several CubeSats.” -Phoenicia
"The cost saved by committing to this launch is considerable. We initially used the listed cost of an entire launch vehicle in our fundraising targets and mission budget projections. Now we only have to target a fraction of that cost for launch and can apply our energy and funding to other areas of the mission." -Lunar Lion
The press release:http://lunarlion.psu.edu/press-release-roaring-to-the-moon-lunar-lion-pays-launch-reservation-fee/