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SFS News: InterPlanetary Ventures talk about GL X-Prize

Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:28 pm
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Post SFS News: InterPlanetary Ventures talk about GL X-Prize   Posted on: Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:28 pm
“[i]InterPlanetary Ventures (IPV) is a membership based corporation that provides opportunities for members to get involved in space related activities, and achieve their space related goals. Our shared goal is to create the terrestrial and space based infrastructure required to support humanity's permanent expansion into the bountiful reaches of our solar system.â€

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Post    Posted on: Wed Jan 02, 2008 9:55 pm
nice 1000th post hey ;)

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Post    Posted on: Thu Jan 03, 2008 11:19 am
'cept by saying that you've got 1001.


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Post    Posted on: Thu Jan 03, 2008 5:26 pm
Interesting stuff, but where do they get the money to not even launch one single mission but instead a whole three launches?

In my opinion launch costs are the most expensive factor on the mission. While others seem to have problems to get the money for even a single launch, IPV wants to go for three?

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Post    Posted on: Thu Jan 03, 2008 6:23 pm
About the three launches they are going to buy. Are you trying to get a contract so you can puy them after you've won the prize? If not, how do you intend to pay for the rocket launches?

I don't think it's fair in any sense to compare the flightware of thise prize to the ansari prize. Hell, the flightware must be created in the one prize and in this prize you create a robot which is going on a ride.

A curious question. I assume all the groups off people all over the world don't built the robot parts in Intel clean rooms or anything close to it, but how do you intent to make sure the robot is germfree as is required by international law if i'm not mistaking.


Good luck with it, the robot is probably the easy part, i'm more curious how the financial part will play/pan out.


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