Barcelona Moon Team attends ESA meeting at ESTEC
Barcelona Moon Team will attend next Friday June 22nd to the meeting organized at ESTEC in Holland to discuss potential interest of the European Space Agency on the Google Lunar X PRIZE European competitors.
The meeting is a joint initiative of ESA with HE Space Operations and with the X Prize Foundation and the Barcelona Moon Team, open to all European teams. The meeting will have two parts.
In the morning, the European competitors to the Google Lunar X Prize will present the status of their projects. X PRIZE Foundation representatives will present how NASA has interacted with and supported teams in the US. After these presentations, the teams will have the opportunity for bilateral discussions with ESA officials. Many ESA representatives will attend this meeting including: General Studies Program, Science, Robotic Exploration, or Human Space Flight (under which the Lunar Lander project is under development).
After lunch, the teams will continue the discussions with ESA representatives at the HE Space Operation, a Dutch company celebrating its 30th anniversary, for which they invited X PRIZE Founder and CEO Dr. Peter Diamandis.
The objectives of the meeting are the recognition of the GLXP as a valuable initiative for space exploration and to explore a potential cooperation similar to the one developed between NASA and US teams through the ILDD contract in August 2010.