GLXP Update: Barcelona Moon Team Sets June 2015 Launch

barcelona_moon_logoBARCELONA, Spain (Barcelona Moon Team PR) — Barcelona Moon Team reviewed its technical milestones calendar to include the integration of the propulsion system in China.

The Barcelona-based company, Galactic Suite, leading the industrial conglomerate, Barcelona Moon Team, announced June 2015 as the new date to launch the Spanish robot to the Moon in its attempt to win the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE.

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GLXP News: Barcelona Moon Team Books Ride on Chinese Long March

BARCELONA, Spain (Barcelona Moon Team PR) — The Barcelona-based company, Galactic Suite, leading the industrial conglomerate, Barcelona Moon Team, announced it has signed a launch service contract for a Chinese rocket that will carry the Spanish robot to the Moon in June 2014 to attempt to win the $30 million Google Lunar X PRIZE.

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 four active competitions from X PRIZE Foundation, the leading nonprofit organization for creating and managing large-scale, global incentivized competitions.

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GLXP News: Barcelona Moon Team Adds INTA

BMT PR — Barcelona Moon Team is proud to announce the incorporation of the National Institute for Aerospace Technology (INTA) to the team on its way to the moon.

INTA is the Public Research Organization specialized in aerospace research and technology development. Among its main functions it is worth mentioning the adquisition, maintenance and continuous improvement of all those technologies that can be applied to the aerospace field; performing all types of tests to check, approve and certify materials, components equipment items, subsystems and systems that have an aerospace application; to provide technical assessment and services to official bodies and agencies, and also to industrial or technological companies; and to act as a technological centre d for the Ministry of Defence.

INTA will provide the team with electronic equipment to the lunar lander and the rover (including the power subsystem, the onboard computer, attitude control and navigation sensors, communications with the rover, etc), and the support during the operational phase through the satelite control center of the institute, with the participation of the stations of Maspalomas and Robledo de Chavela.

GLXP News: Barcelona Moon Team Signs Agreement for Chinese Launch


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.

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