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GLXP News: Barcelona Moon Team Signs Agreement for Chinese Launch

23 Mar 2012, 20:38 UTC
GLXP News: Barcelona Moon Team Signs Agreement for Chinese Launch
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Barcelona, March 19, 2012 (BMT PR) — Barcelona Moon Team, the only Spanish based team in the Google Lunar X PRIZE, has signed an agreement with China Great Wall Industry Corporation. The agreement completes the team’s capabilities in the lunar mission areas requiring the entry of foreign technology partners. The Chinese company will provide the team with the launch vehicle and propulsion system to place the Barcelona Moon Team spacecraft into lunar orbit, from where it can deploy the robot that ultimately will conduct the international competition objectives. To win the Google Lunar X PRIZE, a privately-funded team must successfully place a robot on the Moon’s surface that explores at least 500 meters and transmits high definition video and images back to Earth.
This alliance complements an industrial consortium that is working to make the mission possible during the second half of 2014. Established in 2010 and led by Galactic Suite and ALTRAN, the consortium includes all Spain’s leading space companies (in chronological order of incorporation: CTAE, UPC, GMV, EADS CASA Espacio, Thales Alenia Space Spain and INTA). The team in Spain has already completed a successful study phase. This agreement adds China Great Wall Industry Corporation, a Chinese National ...

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