Today, the leader of the Robotics team appeared in El Mercurio, the main newspaper of Chile.
Below, the article (in spanish):
Very nice background by the way.
As we noted in our recent post, one of the driving forces behind Puli Space is creativity. Besides the necessary - but not sufficient - creativity in engineering and science, we must be creative in many other areas, like internal organization, creating financing instruments, PR & Marketing, and motivation.
On March 17th, 2013 a 40 kg asteroid going 56,000 miles per hour lit up the Moon's surface with the equivalent force of tons of TNT. The size of resulting crater will help researchers validate preexisting lunar impact models.
Ron Suggs, an analyst at the Marshall Space Flight Center was the first to observe the phenomenon.
The Lunar Lion team is featured on the front page of the Penn State website, psu.edu. We certainly are enjoying our time in the spotlight today. Be sure to check out the suitably titled article that is linked to from the front page, or just click here http://www.psu.edu/feature/2013/05/06/lunar-lion-superstars
The Geostationary Earth Orbit (GEO) is a particular circular orbit around the Earth. The objects in this orbit (about 35800 km above the Earth's equator) have an orbital period equal to the Earth's rotational period and appear fixed in the sky. Communications and weather satellites are usually in this orbit so that antennas can remain fixed.
The video shows a simulation of a satellite in GEO.
Nice surprise this morning, we are now on the NASA Ames Research Park building marker
Below, the latest 3D digital model of our AngelicvM 1 rover, made with the aid of Voxel.
Last week was spent in redesign of a rover and ground station. It was done by three main reasons –
a) ground station needs to be build and 3D models for 3D printer has to be finalized.
b) clearance of a rover needs to be increased.
c) needs to increase solar power harvesting surface.