This video shows Alex and I go a little further in depth about the probe's range calculation schema.
June 30, 2011 - by Presentation to Boy Scout Troop #32
Recently, I had an opportunity to present an overview of the Lunar Lion project in front of a local Boy Scout chapter troop #32. Along with an outline of our mission, I showed them the highlight video of SpaceX's Dragon capsule launch on the Falcon 9 from last December. It demonstrated some key parts of spaceflight like stage separation and orbital maneuvers that I was explaining to them. It also drove the point home that only a tiny part of the rocket you see on the launch pad actually makes it into space.
June 30, 2011 - by The Field Robotics Center Legacy
Astrobotic Technology's ability to deliver effective robots to the moon builds on decades of experience at the Field Robotics Center at Carnegie Mellon University. This video shows FRC projects starting in 1983, and spans activities from nuclear plant clean-up to machines designed to walk through boulder fields on Mars.
June 30, 2011 - by Students building spacecraft
Matthew Becker, a Senior in Aerospace Engineering, has taken advantage of many opportunities here at Penn State to work on student space projects. Leveraging these resources and recruiting students such as Matthew are keys to the Lunar Lion's success. Meet Matthew here:
June 29, 2011 - by ISDC 2011 GLXP Team Panel Discussion -Part 1
Fred Bourgeois participated in the GLXP Team Panel Discussion at ISDC 2011 on May 21, 2011 in Huntsville Alabama. Other teams on the panel included Omega Envoy, Part-Time Scientists, Team Jurban, Rocket City Space Pioneers, and Team Penn State Lunar Lion. This is part 1 of Fred's comments as part of the wide ranging 90 minute discussion.
June 29, 2011 - by Presentation about ARCA at Dan Voiculeicu's Foundation
PHD Sorin Dinea presented ARCA at the Dan Voiculescu Foundation. Dinea spoke about Mission 3 and the stability method used for the Helen space rocket.
June 29, 2011 - by Euroluna videos on YouTube
Discussion of Euroluna videos on YouTube, the number of views, typical viewers, and positive and negative feedback.
June 28, 2011 - by Lunar ISRU Ground Truth
The 21st century Moon Rush is well underway! Phase one is closing, consisting of lunar orbiters and impacts that have mapped the vast resources available on the moon. Google Lunar X PRIZE teams are on the leading edge of the second phase, lunar landers and rovers for automated exploration of the moon. The contest requires a video survey, but to really provide value and spur commerce these missions should also prospect for resources that will make the moon a high value destination for all interested in lunar or space research exploration and development.
June 28, 2011 - by Recent developments on the DoubleSShot rocket #5
- An avionics telecon was held this past Sunday to review past progress and to discuss current and future tasks. Participants were Chris King, Mattias Lampe, and Richard Nakka. Mattias recommended the use of two dipole antennas mounted in the nosecone, both etched on PCBs and ring shaped, of approximately 10 cm and 15 cm diameter. These would be for 400 Mhz and 900 Mhz transmissions. Mattias is in the process of producing prototypes for testing. Chris provided an update on procurement status of the various avionics components. Chris currently has in his possession: 1. UFC-4 Flight Computer