[FPSPACE] FW: [lunar-update] Astrobotic Technology, Inc., Reveals Ambitious Moon Mission Plan for May 2010

LARRY KLAES ljk4 at msn.com
Sun Nov 2 00:39:17 EDT 2008




>From: Larry Kellogg <larry.kellogg at gmail.com>
>To: lunar-update at news.altair.com
>Subject: [lunar-update] Astrobotic Technology, Inc., Reveals Ambitious Moon 
>Mission Plan for May 2010
>Date: Sat, 01 Nov 2008 09:46:13 -0700
>
>Astrobotic Technology, Inc., Reveals Ambitious Moon Mission Plan for May
>2010.
>
>John Reed sent me a link, which I found interesting and will share.
>- LRK -
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>
>You may recall my conviction that the private sector will beat NASA to the 
>moon [and probably to Mars]...enjoy this:
>
>http://news.yahoo.com/s/space/20081030/sc_space/privatefirmrevealsambitiousmoonmissionplan
>
>snip
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>
>Here is the Space.com link with the story about Astrobotic Technology
>and Carnegie Mellon plans.
>- LRK -
>
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>http://www.space.com/news/081030-astrobotic-lunar-exploration.html
>*Private Firm Reveals Ambitious Moon Mission Plan *
>*By Tariq Malik <http://www.space.com/php/contactus/feedback.php?r=tm>*
>Senior Editor
>posted: 30 October 2008
>5:30 pm ET
>
>A private group planning to launch a moon rover to the famed Apollo 11
>landing site in a bid to win a $20 million prize announced an ambitious
>plan Thursday to send five more spacecraft to explore the lunar poles.
>
>The Pittsburgh, Pa.-based firm Astrobotic Technology, Inc., led by
>Carnegie Mellon University roboticist William "Red" Whittaker, announced
>plans to launch its first rover to NASA's Tranquility Base in May 2010
>to win the Google Lunar X Prize competition
><http://www.space.com/common/media/video.php?videoRef=240907_Moon2_Google>,
>the company announced Thursday.
>
>snip
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>
>John was wondering what kind of maps they might have to work with for
>the Tranquility Base area.
>I found a few links which might be of interest and have listed them below.
>- LRK -
>
>Thanks for looking up with me.
>
>Larry Kellogg
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>NASA had pictures from the orbiters before and I am sure Carnegie
>Mellon University would have access to them as we do for some of the
>pictures. - LRK -
>
>This is a nice web site that lets you go down to the closest images.
>http://www.boulder.swri.edu/~durda/Apollo/landing_sites.html
>
>Then there is the collection Google has put together for Google Moon.
>http://www.google.com/moon/
>
>The Apollo Lunar Surface Journal has much information.
>http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/main.html
>http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/pao/History/alsj/a11/a11.html
>
>Another nice site in the UK, The Apollo Explorer.
>http://www.apolloexplorer.co.uk/
>http://www.apolloexplorer.co.uk/apollo11.htm
>
>The USGS did a lot of work in preparing for the Apollo Lunar missions.
>http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/Projects/LunarAtlas/maps/
>http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/Projects/LunarAtlas/maps/images/AP11trav.jpg
>http://astrogeology.usgs.gov/Projects/LunarAtlas/panoramas/
>
>And then there is the Lunar and PLanetary Institute
>http://www.lpi.usra.edu/
>http://www.lpi.usra.edu/resources/mapcatalog/
>
>snip
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>WHAT THE MIND CAN CONCEIVE, AND BELIEVE, IT WILL ACHIEVE - LRK
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