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Armadillo Aerospace makes it half-way on Northrop Gromman Lunar Lander Challenge

Published by Sigurd De Keyser on Sun Oct 22, 2006 11:43 am
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During three attempts to win first place at the Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge, Armadillo Aerospace made it half way towards completion of the challenge. In all three attempts they were able to fly the 90+ second flight to an altitude of 50 meters and over a distance of 100 meters. They were unable to make the return trip. Armadillo was able to shatter a number of DC-X records on reflight/turn-around time. These flights took place at the Wirefly X PRIZE Cup in Las Cruces, NM.

The “Pixel” vehicle was built by Armadillo’s eight person team for about $200,000 in less than 6 months. Their vehicle was sponsored by graphics processor company NVIDIA.

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