An announcement from Team Phoenicia:
Team Phoenicia, Tyvak Nano-satellite Systems LLC and California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo Team for the Google Lunar X PRIZE and Interplanetary Launch Opportunities
Menlo Park, CA, (July 25, 2012) Team Phoenicia announced today they have teamed up with Tyvak Nano-Satellite Systems LLC and Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly) to work on lunar and interplanetary small satellite and CubeSat launch opportunities. This teaming arrangement covers collaboration on the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE; collaboration on future interplanetary and lunar nanosat Launches; and tapping into each other's knowledge bases for both the competition flights and beyond.
The Google Lunar X PRIZE, the largest incentivized competition offered to date, challenges 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. The Google Lunar X PRIZE is one of three active competitions from the X PRIZE Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization for creating and managing large-scale, global incentivized competitions.
The single biggest hurdle for any team in the Google Lunar X PRIZE is getting to the Moon. Any launch for any single team is ...