Bonita, California (August 17, 2014) by Maria Catalina.
Due to its elliptical trajectory, the Moon is not always at the same distance from the Earth. Last weekend, the Moon was much closer to the Earth than usually. It was bigger and brighter than usually. So, that was the reason why we could keep our eyes on the target easier.
There are very few start-ups in the world which start with a Moon Mission. And there is Team Indus. Like every mission we have seen on innumerable episodes of Star Trek, this team relies on its experts, team members, advisory board, leadership and ingenuity to deliver the result. We are an eclectic mix of
The "TEDxBudapest Future 2.0 - The Budapest-Moon distance" was a great informal closing of our Team Summit 2014 Budapest. Finally, here are the talks of the Google Lunar XPRIZE session - enjoy!
In early May, Moon Express CEO Bob Richards was invited to speak to the distinguished audience of EG in Monterey, CA. Bob gave an inspiring talk that encompassed everything from who we are at Moon Express and what we are doing to how and perhaps most importantly why we are doing it.
This summer will be a very exciting time for the Lunar Lion Team as it recently received the first of its new H202 engines. These engines represent a transition from a previous bipropellant LOX/Ethanol propulsion system to a monopropellant one using H2O2. The previous design for a terrestrial rocket-powered prototype called for using a series of pencil thrusters capable of putting out 20lbs of force. The new system will still require the prototype (now named Puma) to demonstrate a 500m hop, but do so using four of the new engines, capable of putting out 100lbs of force.&n