Google lunar contest, a $20 million prize may be the India company…… – Sohu Technology

Google lunar contest, a $20 million prize may be the India company…… Sohu technology India Indus may be the first to board the moon Private Companies. Things are going to start with the XPrize Google moon contest. Picture: Xprize this tournament was launched in 2007, the beginning of a total of 30 teams to participate in the competition, but then there are a total of 14 teams quit. There are four points in the game: make a detector, send it to the moon, run on the moon for 500 meters, and return the HD image. Of course, all teams must complete the task independently, the proportion of government assistance should not exceed 10%. XPrize rewards are very attractive: before the end of December 2017 the first task team will get $20 million, second $5 million. Indus is one of the teams and the only team from India. In fact, Indus is only 3 years after the start of the competition to join. Ravishankar, head of the team, said in an interview with wired magazine that no one of their founding members had a background in space, such as Sheelika. Although it’s a bit late, but now Indus has developed into a company with more than 100 employees, and became one of the three teams to win the $1 million landing technology milestone award. "In 6 years, we went to the moon from Wikipedia." Picture: Indus, according to the plan, the Indus probe will be launched in December next year, the India space research organization (Isro), the polar satellite launch vehicle (PSLV) launch. This is the first time for the organization to carry out the launch mission Private Companies. PSLV rocket has a good launch record, has been used for the implementation of the lunar probe lunar initial navigation (Chandrayaan-1) mission. According to Indus introduction, PSLV launch, the spacecraft will fly around the earth two and a half, and then get rid of the gravity of the earth, toward the moon. Photo: Indus after 7 days and a half, 100 km distance from the moon spacecraft will arrive, then gradually slow down, to be lunar gravity capture. After that, the spacecraft began to fly around the moon, and under the action of thrusters continue to slow down, slowly approaching the moon. The landing process will be automatically controlled by the software on the spacecraft. The Indus spacecraft, inside the lunar probe (pictures from: Indus) landing site selected for Mare Imbrium, the Latin name "sea shower", the moon is a vast area of dust. Behind the success, the probe will be released to the surface of the moon, which will weigh 10 kilograms of mini cars will taste相关的主题文章: