Menlo Park, CA (Team Phoenicia PR) – Team Phoenicia announced today they were selected to provide the rocket engines to power Team JURBAN’s competition lunar lander for its landing on the surface of the Moon. Both teams are competing for the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE, the largest incentivized competition offered to date, challenging space professionals and engineers from across the globe to build and launch to the moon a privately funded spacecraft capable of completing a series of exploration and transmission tasks.
Both teams expressed mutual interest in collaborating after they met in the Google Lunar X PRIZE Team Summit last summer where they participated and discussed the rules of the competition as well as presented their progress and status of their bids to land on the Moon. The first area of collaboration is the outfitting of JURBAN’s lander with Team Phoenicia’s engines.
Team JURBAN’s lander will incorporate two Z150a rocket engines that will be fired to decelerate and land on the Moon. This is a crucial step in winning the Google Lunar X PRIZE.
“The safe landing of the rover for the Google Lunar X PRIZE is crucial and difficult. JURBAN’s selection of Team Phoenicia’s engines both ...