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Lunar Lander Challenge

Index Lunar Lander Challenge

The Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge was a competition funded by NASA's Centennial Challenges program. [1]

36 relations: Armadillo Aerospace, Blue Origin, Boulder, Caddo Mills, Texas, Cantil, California, Centennial Challenges, Delta-v, Federal Aviation Administration, Google Lunar X Prize, Holloman Air Force Base, Impact crater, Interorbital Systems, JAXA, John Carmack, Kankoh-maru, Las Cruces International Airport, List of private spaceflight companies, Lockheed Martin X-33, Masten Space Systems, McDonnell Douglas DC-X, Mojave Air and Space Port, NASA, New Mexico, New Shepard, NewSpace, Northrop Grumman, Pressure-fed engine, Project M (NASA), Project Morpheus, Quad (rocket), Reusable Vehicle Testing, VentureStar, VTVL, X Prize Cup, X Prize Foundation, Zarya (spacecraft).

Armadillo Aerospace

Armadillo Aerospace was an aerospace startup company based in Mesquite, Texas.

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Blue Origin

Blue Origin, LLC is an American privately funded aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight services company headquartered in Kent, Washington.

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Boulder

In geology, a boulder is a rock fragment with size greater than in diameter.

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Caddo Mills, Texas

Caddo Mills is a city in Hunt County, Texas, United States.

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Cantil, California

Cantil is an unincorporated community in Kern County, California.

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Centennial Challenges

The Centennial Challenges are NASA space competition inducement prize contests for non-government-funded technological achievements by American teams.

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Delta-v

Delta-v (literally "change in velocity"), symbolised as ∆v and pronounced delta-vee, as used in spacecraft flight dynamics, is a measure of the impulse that is needed to perform a maneuver such as launch from, or landing on a planet or moon, or in-space orbital maneuver.

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Federal Aviation Administration

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) of the United States is a national authority with powers to regulate all aspects of civil aviation.

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Google Lunar X Prize

The Google Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP), sometimes referred to as Moon 2.0, was a 2007–2018 inducement prize space competition organized by the X Prize Foundation, and sponsored by Google.

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Holloman Air Force Base

Holloman Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located six miles (10 km) southwest of the central business district of Alamogordo, and a census-designated place in Otero County, New Mexico, United States.

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Impact crater

An impact crater is an approximately circular depression in the surface of a planet, moon, or other solid body in the Solar System or elsewhere, formed by the hypervelocity impact of a smaller body.

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Interorbital Systems

Interorbital Systems Corporation (IOS) is an American aerospace manufacturer active in Mojave, California.

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JAXA

The is the Japanese national aerospace and space agency.

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John Carmack

John D. Carmack (born August 20, 1970) is an American computer programmer, engineer, and businessman.

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Kankoh-maru

The is the name of a proposed vertical takeoff and landing (VTVL), single-stage-to-orbit (SSTO), reusable launch system (rocket-powered spacecraft).

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Las Cruces International Airport

Las Cruces International Airport is a city owned, public airport nine miles west of the central business district of Las Cruces, in Doña Ana County, New Mexico.

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List of private spaceflight companies

This page is a list of non-governmental entities that currently offer – or are planning to offer – equipment and services geared towards spaceflight, both robotic and human.

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Lockheed Martin X-33

The Lockheed Martin X-33 was an unmanned, sub-scale technology demonstrator suborbital spaceplane developed in the 1990s under the U.S. government-funded Space Launch Initiative program.

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Masten Space Systems

Masten Space Systems is an aerospace manufacturer startup company in Mojave, California (formerly Santa Clara, California) that is developing a line of vertical takeoff, vertical landing (VTVL) rockets, initially for unmanned research sub-orbital spaceflights and eventually intended to support unmanned orbital spaceflight launches.

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McDonnell Douglas DC-X

The DC-X, short for Delta Clipper or Delta Clipper Experimental, was an unmanned prototype of a reusable single-stage-to-orbit launch vehicle built by McDonnell Douglas in conjunction with the United States Department of Defense's Strategic Defense Initiative Organization (SDIO) from 1991 to 1993.

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Mojave Air and Space Port

The Mojave Air and Space Port, also known as the Civilian Aerospace Test Center, is located in Mojave, California, at an elevation of.

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NASA

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is an independent agency of the executive branch of the United States federal government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research.

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New Mexico

New Mexico (Nuevo México, Yootó Hahoodzo) is a state in the Southwestern Region of the United States of America.

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New Shepard

The New Shepard reusable launch system is a vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing (VTVL), suborbital crewed rocket that is being developed by Blue Origin as a commercial system for suborbital space tourism.

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NewSpace

NewSpace—formerly alt.space; also new space, entrepreneurial space, astropreneurship, and commercial space—are umbrella terms for a movement and philosophy encompassing a globally emerging, private spaceflight industry.

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Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman Corporation is an American global aerospace and defense technology company formed by Northrop's 1994 purchase of Grumman.

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Pressure-fed engine

The pressure-fed engine is a class of rocket engine designs.

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Project M (NASA)

Project M was a proposed NASA project headed by Stephen J. Altemus, to send a Robonaut to the Moon.

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Project Morpheus

Project Morpheus is a NASA project that began in 2010 to develop a vertical takeoff and vertical landing (VTVL) test vehicle called the Morpheus Lander.

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Quad (rocket)

In rocketry, the Armadillo Aerospace Quad vehicle called Pixel is a computer-controlled VTVL rocket that was used in 2006 to compete in the Lunar Lander Challenge.

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Reusable Vehicle Testing

The Reusable Vehicle Testing (RVT) project was conducted by the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) from 1998 until 2003.

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VentureStar

VentureStar was a single-stage-to-orbit reusable launch system proposed by Lockheed Martin and funded by the U.S. government.

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VTVL

Vertical takeoff, vertical landing (VTVL) is a form of takeoff and landing for rockets.

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X Prize Cup

The X Prize Cup is a two-day air and space exposition which was the result of a partnership between the X Prize Foundation and the State of New Mexico that began in 2004 when the Ansari X-Prize was held.

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X Prize Foundation

XPRIZE is a nonprofit organization that designs and manages public competitions intended to encourage technological development that could benefit humanity.

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Zarya (spacecraft)

The Zarya spacecraft was a secret Soviet project of the late 1980s aiming to design and build a large manned vertical-takeoff, vertical-landing (VTVL) reusable space capsule, a much larger replacement for the Soyuz (spacecraft).

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Lunar Lander Analog Challenge, Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander Challenge, Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander X CHALLENGE, Northrop Grumman Lunar Lander XCHALLENGE, Suborbital Lunar Lander Analog Challenge.

References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_Lander_Challenge

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