4/15/2011 10:45:00 AM
Barcelona Moon Team posted a video of constructing their latest prototype. Bigger wheels! Retracting wheel action! Looking forward to watching this design evolve.
Plan B also added a video about their rover prototype. They are building their frame using aluminum (later to be aluminum/carbon fiber hybrid) and discuss the current design of the wheels.
The Penn State Lunar Lion Team discusses trade-off studies that students are conducting for launch vehicles. "This is a whole new game. This is something that hasn't been done in 40 years."
ARCA continues to document their massive undertaking in building a supersonic aircraft from scratch. Pretty impressive, really. They are currently working with "T2" molds which will eventually form a major part of the airframe of the aircraft. Visit their YouTube channel to see additional episodes this week as well.
Team Puli posts a recent TV interview with the local news. It is in Hungarian (the team suggests that this is a good place to start learning the language if you don't know it already :) ). There are some good animations to look at as well!
Euroluna went to Denmark to work on their cubesat, Romit1. The team is testing out software. There is a minimal amount of banging of heads on desks (ok, there is actually none of that), so it appears that the tests went well!
Last, but certainly not least -- Next Giant Leap introduces us to "LEAPRR", their new robotic lunar correspondent. He tells robot jokes! Love it.
Yee haw! Catch y'all next week.