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TO: ALL INTREPID ROBOT TEAMS | FROM: MOONBOTS MISSION CONTROL

8 Jun 2011, 21:49 UTC
TO: ALL INTREPID ROBOT TEAMS | FROM: MOONBOTS MISSION CONTROL
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DATE: 06-08-2011

PROJECT: MOONBOTS 2.0

JUST ANNOUNCED: REGISTRATION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO JUNE 26

One year after the first successful MoonBots mission, we return with new robots and challenges to another former landing site of missions long past. We learned a lot from our missions last year, but this year is a little bit different.

In an effort to economize on our rocket payloads, robots must fit in a tighter space. A new requirement has been issued to restrict the size of robot accessories to no more than the length of the robot body before being deployed.

We are still after Water Ice and Helium 3 this year, but they are located in harder to reach places and smaller quantities.

The new surface area to explore (although smaller in scope) isn't as easily navigable.

The primary target will be the GIANT crater - Canvin, and it's smaller sibling - Chanda. Entry will be treacherous, but the wealth of water ice to discover will be worth the effort.

Energy will be an issue, so you won't have much time and you will need to survive the harsh conditions of a lunar night.

We know you can do it and are proud ...

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