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Lunar Reconniassance Ballistic Platform Project Proposal

Proposal: A Lunar uncrewed vehicle for surface exploration and site survey operations. Rationale: It has been earlier studied Lunar exploration could be well-served by aerial surveys of interesting locations on the Moon. With no atmosphere to really speak of on the Moon, it would be necess...
Oldsargeinspacefinal
Outbound - We Live And Work In Space
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CubeRovers

Similar to CubeSats https://www.astrobotic.com/2017/5/4/astrobotic-to-develop-cuberover-standard-for-planetary-surface-mobility (http://https://www.astrobotic.com/2017/5/4/astrobotic-to-develop-cuberover-standard-for-planetary-surface-mobility)
Systems Engineer, Future Dreamer
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Conference notification - First International Conference on 3DcP (3D Construction Printing), Melbourne, Australia, 26-28 Nov 18

Conference notification, of possible relevance to lunar development, about 3D Construction Printing, 26-28 November 2018, Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia. https://engineersaustralia.org.au/Event/first-international-conference-3d-construction-printing-3dcp (http://) ...
Electronic Engineer's Associate, AR development, programming student
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VR for Historic Crew Arrival

Hopefully not too off topic but... When an initial crew starts arriving on the lunar surface, their arrival could be very historically important if they are going to stay indefinitely in a permanent habitat. In other words, they could legitimately be considered to be the first of humanity per...
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Coral: physical R&D site selection

Purpose of this thread: to discuss the physical location where we should perform the real-world R&D necessary for Coral. Context: At our operations teleconference yesterday (October 3rd PDT at 20:00) one of the items we discussed was the necessity to select a real-world location to perform ...
Patrick2
Co-Founder, Space Cooperative
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Looking for programmers and orbital mechanics people to help with an education computer game called Space WorldI've

My team and I have been working on this project for several years already and are looking for other enthusiasts to help out. Feel free to check us out at http://spaceworld.us or message me directly if interested. I haven't read through all of the Space Central documentation but would love t...
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Giving Mars a magnetosphere might be doable near-term

I ran across this (https://medium.com/our-space/an-artificial-martian-magnetosphere-fd3803ea600c) blog post, which presented a design for a spacecraft capable of generating a magnetic field big enough to protect all of Mars from solar particle radiation. The design uses a 415 megawatt nuclear ...
Student, engineering / plasma physics
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Standardized Modular Systems Technologies: Looking For Team Members

I have recently submitted a number of letters of intent for a variety of missions, under the team name "SMST" (Standardized Modular Systems Technologies). These missions include a robotic manoeuvering unit, a "universally adaptable" utility craft/vehicle (described in the letter sent recently), a...
Concepts Development, Organisation, Operations Specialist
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Coral Spin-offs

Let's discuss the formation of a team to participate in International Competition in Architecture 2018 (http://www.fondation-jacques-rougerie.com/competititon-in-architecture/) Feel free to counter my proposals below. Basics: Theme: LUNAR VILLAGE Deadline: November 19, 2018 a...
Suzi
Space Architect
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On-Orbot Servicing Robotic Payloads

Space related products that provide services in applications ranging from telecommunications, Earth observation, monitoring and navigation are a fundamental element to our modern way of life. The space industry is confronted with the challenge of sustaining space flight both from an economical p...
Sapce Systems Engineer - Robotics