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Posted by: Rob Goldsmith - Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:15 pm
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Post FredNET - Google Lunar Xprize Team   Posted on: Sat Dec 29, 2007 4:15 pm
Rocketscientist, here are ya rivals ;)

Has anyone read on these guys? They claim they will make a rover the size of a mobile phone!

"Google doesn't say how big the rover has to be, just that it has to land, move, and send back pictures and data. "We're not going to put an SUV on the Moon, we're going to put something the size of a cell phone," Bourgeois says."

Read artile at
http://www.cnbc.com/id/22421401

The site is at:
http://xprise.frednet.org/


Looks fairly interesting

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Post    Posted on: Sat Dec 29, 2007 11:31 pm
Yes, I've been reading about them over at the Google Lunar X Prize forums. I'm curious to see how they intend to launch their rover and how an "open source" team can be managed efficiently.

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Post    Posted on: Sun Dec 30, 2007 10:37 am
A representative has been in contact with me about talking with them. If you have any Qs to fire across let me know.

If i can set an interview up ill be sure to drop any Qs in! ;)

Looks really interesting, would be nice to get a couple of them on the forums! :)

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Post    Posted on: Tue Jan 08, 2008 9:47 pm
Been chatting to Fred from FREDNET, seems interested in a story! Ill get something up as soon as i can so keep an eye out in the next week or two ;)

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Post Re: FredNET - Google Lunar Xprize Team   Posted on: Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:09 am
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Team Prometheus is now working with Frednet on a lander prototype! We intend to fly a boilerplate here in a very short time.

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Post Re: FredNET - Google Lunar Xprize Team   Posted on: Sun Nov 15, 2009 11:33 am
Good stuff Monroe!
Let us know what happens!

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Post Re: FredNET - Google Lunar Xprize Team   Posted on: Sun Nov 15, 2009 6:34 pm
i interviewed Fred at NewSpace this summer, you can find the article in the archives. It has lots of goodies and some interesting information about the structure and nature of their program.

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Post Re: FredNET - Google Lunar Xprize Team   Posted on: Thu Dec 17, 2009 1:20 am
Hi,
We will launch a high altitude Balloon in December 19 in order to test one of the lunar rovers components called PicoRover. Some months ago we launched same balloon but we lost. The WikiSat Balloon Recovery System in the Launch #1 failed but this time we try to attempt a second chance with a validated code of the WBRS written by Anders Feders. I validated the program and it works very well in my car so I hope it will work in the balloon as well.

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This time we take pictures. This is what the WBRS is watching now:

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Post Re: FredNET - Google Lunar Xprize Team   Posted on: Mon Dec 21, 2009 8:12 pm
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That looks very good and I hope you have good luck with future flights!

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Post Re: FredNET - Google Lunar Xprize Team   Posted on: Thu May 20, 2010 11:32 pm
I have a quick question...Have they tested their rover in -100 degree celsius temps yet? If so, what results did they have?


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Post Re: FredNET - Google Lunar Xprize Team   Posted on: Wed Jun 22, 2011 11:30 pm
Sean_Dorman wrote:
I have a quick question...Have they tested their rover in -100 degree celsius temps yet? If so, what results did they have?


We tested the main computer until 103 degree Celsius here:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9B0bKLgHT4

Hope very soon we can show extreme conditions tests for the PicoRover. See the last videos:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrHDImdkMks
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNyf7JcQfmQ


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