March 18, 2010 - by Picorover in the news
March 16, 2010, the Picorover group held a press conference at the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya.
March 16, 2010 - by The Sciene of great presentations
March 15, 2010 - by New Sponsor: TresCom Technology
We are very happy to welcome our new sponsor TresCom Technology! TresCom provides us with technical facilities and ressource logistics. Why we appreciate this avenue: We will have access to the knowledge of a team experienced in communication and traffic engineering. We think this is an important step towards technical realization of hardware modules. ...and thank´s for your true interest in collaboration!
March 14, 2010 - by Expanded payload opportunities now available
Astrobotic Technology today announced that it has vastly increased the amount of payload that it can deliver to the Moon for researchers and marketers, as part of its maiden expedition in 2012 to win the Google Lunar X Prize. The company will be able to carry 240 pounds (109 kg) to the lunar surface for space agency technologists, academic researchers and marketers. The company previously had offered only 12 pounds of payload to third parties.
March 13, 2010 - by Composite battery pack pulled from mold
The rover will operate with a 273 W-hr battery pack to provide peak power as well as power when the rover's solar array is oriented away from the Sun. The pack is comprised of A123 lithium ion cells, which will be attached to one of the interior I-beams anchoring the radiator to the chassis. After designing and machining molds, the team laid up carbon composite materials over the molds this week to test production of the battery pack holder. In the photos, the cells are about the diameter of a U.S. quarter.