Just after the Team Summit, BMT representative, Marc Zaballa, visited the Sweedish Control Center SCC in Santiago of Chile, where Fernando and Christian presented the center and its capabilities.
On the second day of the Team Summit, held in Santiago de Chile, the teams were updating on their status and activities. All teams except three attended the Summit.
The technical approach of each team is very diverse. While some of the teams are “just” developing a small rover to be boarded to another team’s lander, other teams are facing the amazing challenge of building their own launcher.
Some weeks ago, Barcelona Moon Team attended the GLXP Team Summit that was held in Santiago of Chile, this year. During three days the teams discussed many aspects of the mission with the X PRIZE Foundation and Google. They also presented their status and had fun!
El único equipo español participante en el concurso Google Lunar X PRIZE ofrecerá al resto de equipos 19 kilos de carga para depositar en la superfície lunar al precio de 1,35 millones de euros/kg.
¿Quieres ser jurado del Google Lunar X PRIZE? ¿Quieres formar parte de la competición ayudando a decidir si un equipo ha cumplido sus objetivos obligatorios y opcionales o no?
While the four wheeled rover is the final choice for the Barcelona Moon Team rover, Galactic Suite Surface Operations along with the National Institute for Aerospace Technology have gone a long way analyzing and testing other mechanical options. We started with a 6 wheeled rover and progressively reduced its number of wheels to reduce the complexity and minimize the number of motors. Our lander design and the capacity at LTI of the LM2-CTS2 left about 14kg for our rover (beside the commercial extra payload).
Meet Carlos García, Galactic Suite Surface Operations’ manager, and responsible of the BMT lunar rover. Carlos is an industrial engineer by the Technical University of Catalonia, specialized in mechanical engineering. Carlos has long experience in systems integration, industrial automation and management. He worked in the automobile sector with automated guided vehicles, automobile security systems, manufacturing planning and control, etc.
Meet some of the EADS CASA Espacio staff involved in the Barcelona Moon Team. CASA Espacio is the platform leader, responsible of the design, construction, AIT of the lunar lander for the BMT mission. With their expertise and the Chinese propulsion system provided by CGWIC, the team will achieve a completely ITAR free mission in the next years.
Enjoy this video with their enthusiastic staff, and discover that in Spain there is much more than tapas and flamenco, as they are claiming!
Please meet some of the GMV staff involved in the Barcelona Moon Team. GMV is the technical leader of the lunar mission. They perform all the mission analysis to define the mission and the mission architecture. GMV also develops all the GNC of the lander spacecraft during the trans lunar trajectory and during descent and landing.
Pablo Colmenarejo is an aeronautical engineer leading the GNC division in GMV space system area. He is the main technical responsible of the mission.
Barcelona Moon Team leader and Galactic Suite CEO, Xavier Claramunt, attended some weeks ago an interview, which is released now in the Altran Magazine in Spain.