Wednesday, December 02, 2009

A Look Back at the Regolith Excavation Challenge

Much More Than We Anticipated, Less Than We Deserved - Big Freewheeling Digger - This is a great summary of what this team encountered at the 2009 Regolith Excavation Challenge, including close calls, triumphs, and controveries. Looking ahead:

What next? In the short term, the team has been invited by NASA to participate in a in-situ resource utilization exercise this February. Fortunately, it is in Hawaii so the team can take some much needed rest after their work is complete. In the long term, I have been hoping to enter the NASA power beaming challenge with an approach unlike any fielded so far. ...