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Thomas Space Corp and The Valkyrie Federation Enter the N-Prize

Published by Rob Goldsmith on Thu Aug 27, 2009 2:16 pm
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A couple new teams have entered into the N-Prize competition. The challenge posed by the N-Prize is to launch a satellite weighing between 9.99 and 19.99 grams into Earth orbit, and to track it for a minimum of nine orbits.

Most importantly, though, the launch budget must be within £999.99 (about $1500) – and must include the launch vehicle, all of the required non-reuseable launch equipment hardware, and propellant.

Thomas Space Corp who can be followed on Twitter have entered the prize and appear to come from the USA.

The Valkyrie Federation from Canada have also entered into the competition, located in Quebec the team is composed of two members: Donald Gagnon, Aerospace specialist, and Hugues Gagnon, Computer and electronic specialist.

Their website states We are an enterprise, which goals is the exploration of space and to follow the path of Nasa in the study of our solar system. / Nous sommes un entreprise, qui a pour but l’exploration spatiale et suivre les traces de la Nasa, dans l’étude de notre système solaire. Join us in our adventure, and let’s go to the end of space! / Venez nous rejoindre dans notre aventure, et allons jusqu’aux confins de l’espace!”

More information on The N-Prize at http://www.n-prize.com/

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