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The Rover Module will descend to the lunar surface autonomously to meet its mission objectives. These are divided into three types: compulsory, optional and specific to the BMT. The compulsory and optional objectives are defined by the X-Prize Foundation and the team has chosen compatible specific objectives for its rover, conceived as a scientific and commercial platform to Moon payloads.

Meeting BMT with Ernest Companys (Technotrends)

Mr. Companys from the company Technotrends, leader in videoconferencing technology, received the team today. Tecnotrends will collaborate with the team to achieve close communications among the different parties invovled in the BMT project.

Meeting rover team with Mr. Aramendia (Harmonic Drive)

Meeting rover team with Mr. Aramendia (Harmonic Drive)

Mr. Fernando Aramendia from the company Harmonic Drive, leader in precision Gearboxes, has visited the rover team to present the solutions for space qualified equipment. In the photo team members Jordi Riera and Josep Garriga discuss the aplication with Mr. Aramendia.

Meeting rover team with Dr. Joaquim Puigdollers

Meeting rover team with Dr. Joaquim Puigdollers

Dr. Puigdollers is conducting research in the Polytechnic University of Catalonia (UPC) in the field of solar cells and nanotechnology. His research is focused in organic cells which can be used in the rover as the primary energy source. In the photo team members Josep Amat, Alicia Casals, Jordi Riera and Carlos Garcia discuss the […]

Meeting rover team with Mr. Jordi Moré (Maxon)

Meeting rover team with Mr. Jordi Moré (Maxon)

Mr. Moré from the Company Maxon Motor Ibérica S.A. has given the rover team support in the selection of the motors for the rover. Maxon is a wellknown company in the space industry since they have provided motors for many space missions.  In the photo team members Antonio B. Martinez, Josep Garriga and Carlos García […]

Meeting rover team with Josep Garriga (Telstar)

Meeting rover team with Josep Garriga (Telstar)

Mr. Garriga is the former president of the company Telstar with expertise in high vacuum equipment.  The topic of the meeting has been vacuum conditions and the combined effects of vacuum and temperature.  As part of the meeting the last architecture of the rover model has been discussed and updated.  In the photo team members […]

Meeting rover team with Jordi Costa (Ham S.A.)

Jordi Costa has joined the rover team today to discuss the problems associated with cryogenic temperatures in the mission surface operations.  A review of the materials used by the company Ham S.A. specialized in cryogenic gas transportation has proved very positive to the team.

Meeting rover team with Ed Chester

The rover team has met today with CTAE member and co-author of the first mission analysis Ed Chester to make a review of the status of the mission.

Surface

Surface

The Rover Module will descend to the lunar surface autonomously to meet its mission objectives. These are divided into three types: compulsory, optional and specific to the BMT. The compulsory and optional objectives are defined by the X-Prize Foundation and the team has chosen compatible specific objectives for its rover, conceived as a scientific and […]