2009 Lunar Lander Challenge Level 2 media
Please see John’s
update for description of events and technical details.
The "Super Mod" with its green high-pressure composite tanks flies back-to-back 180-second tethered hovers, Saturday, Aug. 22nd. (WMV, 35MB)
On Labor Day, the team celebrates another successful hover test by cooking hot dogs in the hot rocket exhuast, Monday, Sept. 7th. (WMV, 15MB)
The backup Mod makes the first free-flight landing on the lunar pad, Tuesday, Sept. 8th. (WMV, 13MB)
The Super Mod successfully completes Level 2 of the Lunar Lander Challenge, qualifying for the $1,000,000 first prize, Saturday, Sept. 12th. (WMV, 54MB)
Super Mod with the green composite tanks gets exercised.
Helium is now loaded through a heat exchanger cooled by venting LOX.
The competition pads take shape (photos courtesy Phil Eaton).
Testing on the newly-construced competition pads begins.
The new Microcosm tanks arrive.
The backup Mod makes the first free-flight landing on the lunar pad.