Out of curiosity, how many of the teams have trademarked their names, their rover or craft names, or anything else they are doing? I find trademarks a fascinating tool. They allow for presence and protection of nomenclature, which once common, has real value. We have trademarked several things, and though we don't make it all that public, it does afford us some protection from, for example, others trying to steal the name to use for a company name, and incorporate it in other states, or some such thing...
September 10, 2009 - by LunaTrex in the news
Just had an interview and article published in the Anderson Herald-Bulletin, our local newspaper. We are getting a lot of hometown, local as well as State support for what we are doing. http://www.theheraldbulletin.com/breakingnews/local_story_252233048.html Thanks to the Herald Bulletin for a well-written article. Clear Skies! .
September 4, 2009 - by Twitter: Benefit or Bane?
Now that Twitter has been popular for a year or two, I wanted some honest advice... Just curious - what has been the impact of Twitter on your life? Good or bad; please comment back... I've heard mixed reviews, but would be interested in this audience's opinion. One thought we've had is instead of doing a "personal" form of Twitter feed, have one based on our Rover or Spacecraft, and do Twitter updates from "its" perspective, rather than from a person's. What do you think about that? Would it be worth following if it's not an actual person? Thanks!
August 27, 2009 - by Lunar Landing Sites
The LRO mission's LIDAR, once the data is available, should provide exellent information with regard to landing zone data. Soil "loose-ness" is indicated by differing thermal indications, based on solar heating after night (the more dense, the faster the temperature changes). Thus, final and published results of the data from LRO later this year or next will prove to be very helpful in specific landing site selection. Pete .
August 21, 2009 - by University of Dayton Advanced Rocket Team on TV
As we have written before, we sponsor the University of Dayton Advanced Rocket Team (UDART). They displayed their high-altitude rocket at the Indiana State Fair, and a local news broadcast showed the rocket... http://www.wishtv.com/dpp/news/business/Space_exhibit_could_open_valuabl... Nothing major, but worth noting. Great job, Team UDART! .
August 19, 2009 - by Recent interview with Space Fellowship
http://spacefellowship.com/2009/08/10/team-lunatrex-talk-to-the-space-fe... Please check out our interview and comment at will! Thanks and Clear Skies to all, Pete .
August 19, 2009 - by It's all about the $$FUNDING$$
So, the bottom line is, how expensive is your mission, and then how much of the funding have you raised, as a percentage of what you need? Getting a payload into space is purely a factor of money. Once it's in space, it's about reliability, rad-hardening, ruggedness, and energy management. The latter factors can maybe be "finessed" in a garage - not likely, but maybe the imagination can be stretched. But then, you still have to pay for a launch. LunaTrex's approach is sound, and we are working with a few different launch providers to loft our very light, and low-cost payload.
August 6, 2009 - by History Channel
Hi All, Pete's other company, Xtreme Alternative Defense Systems (XADS), a non-lethal, and counter-materiel directed energy weapons company, was featured on History Channel's "That's Impossible" on Tuesday night, August 4. The clip can be seen on the XADS website's front page: http://XtremeADS.com
August 4, 2009 - by An interesting thing happened the other day
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