Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Lunar Lander Challenge Roundup - September 23, 2008

Briefs: More Unreasonable vids; Super Loki in Florida; College lunar landers - RLV News - In addition to more Unreasonable Rocket videos, the following idea is put forward:

Seems like it is feasible now for advanced rocketry programs at colleges to consider building reusable vehicles like those in the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge. Many of the teams such as Armadillo and Unreasonable Rocket have been quite open about technical details of their systems and would probably be willing to provide further info to help a project get off the ground. Maybe Northrop Grumman could be talked into sponsoring a college lunar lander challenge competition.

North Dakota Student Rocket Initiative Project - ND Stripe - They had a flight with onboard video on June 1. Well, it's not a Lunar Lander style rocket, but it has some of the other attributes. I imagine they'd be interested in the kind of competition described, and so would a lot of other student groups. As with ND STRIPE's payload competition, it would also be good to see some kind of student competition for payloads to put on the LLC type of rockets.

Briefs: Unreasonable thanks; Other NG-LLC teams; - RLV News

Delay...Delay...Delay - Team Phoenicia

True Zer0 - "The finest website in the world" - They have an update today on a meeting with the FAA. As for testing: The next flight test should be this weekend (Friday at the earliest). We're renting a 40+ft telescopic forklift that should give us the height needed to perform the next set of tests.