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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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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
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Mars Habitat concept - what can we learn from this?

Andy sent me this Mars Habitat Concept (https://actu.epfl.ch/news/scientists-sketch-out-the-foundations-of-a-colony-/), which I had not seen before. It differs a lot from ous but it has one characteristic that we´ve discussed before - the concept of having a pressurized module inside of a protec...
Suzi
Space Architect
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Proposal: Cubesat Technology Demonstrator for Plasma Magnet Sail

For those who don’t know, the plasma magnet sail is a type of magnetic sail invented by John Slough, which should be able to produce orders of magnitude more thrust than ion drives of similar power consumption. It has been tested in laboratory vacuum chambers, but not in space, which is important...
Student, engineering / plasma physics