Tuesday, October 05, 2010

CanSat 2011 Guide, Google Lunar X PRIZE Summit, More

2011 Student CanSat Competition will be held June 10-12 in Abilene, Texas. - American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Penn State chapter:

The mission for 2011 will be to launch an autonomous CanSat with a deployable lander containing one large raw hen's egg. ... The official web site http://www.cansatcompetition.com has been updated with a revised Competition Guide, application forms, photos from previous competitions and names of the 2010 winning teams.

Cansat Competition Guide 2011

Here's a good place to start if you want to know what's happening at the Google Lunar X PRIZE summit and you're not there:

GLXP Summit this week
GLXP Summit updates
GLXP Summit updates (not a repeat of the previous link) - RLV News

That's a lot, but if even that isn't enough, since not everyone is using the hashtag, you could also try some Google Lunar X PRIZE twitter accounts to supplement this. You'll have to figure out which Google Lunar X PRIZE tweets are from the summit, of course.

Tanks the other hard part - Unreasonable Rocket

Supporting Commercial Space at NASA - LaserMotive

Here are a few non-space prize updates:

SolSource Wins! ~ Scot Frank's 500K Euro Check - Maximizing Progress - From the Green Challenge site:

Scot Frank has won the Postcode Lottery Green Challenge 2010 for the affordable portable solar concentrator SolSource.

Grand Forks lands international UAS competition - Grand Forks Herald

GE's Open Innovation Ecomagination Challenge involving $200M in investments finished its first phase on September 30. From their blog:

We’ve pledged to announce the idea that received the most votes by October 7th, and to announce the innovation award winners by early November. Given the large number of entries, we need time to properly evaluate business plans and determine those for investment, commercialization or other potential partnerships.