Joining in the “Quest for Blue”! Goal of this new competition out of Australia’s Saber is to design and simulate a space mission within the limits of the hypothetical seed money (US$10M) for a new startup with the end goal for the competition to kickstart a new community of space entrepreneurs. As the space industry grows around the world Saber has a goal to make the Quest series a playground of virtual exploration for smart people to propose the business concepts for #newspace projects of tomorrow.
“Quest For Blue” is a Saber Astronautics initiative that is part of their mission to lower the barriers to space flight and democratize the industry. Saber has a long history of public engagement and support, training space engineers from undergraduate through to graduate level.
Seems that the Air Force Research Lab will be funding a Space Based Solar Power (SBSP) demonstrator with a new $100M project. Finally! (see previous posts on this blog from 2013 (KSI SC 809 SBSP) and 2016 (DARPA D3 Presentation))…
Northrop to Help Air Force Research Lab Develop Solar Power Tech Under $100M Contract
2017 Chattanooga and 2019 Asheville Maker Faire Booths! In association with All 50 States Tour Group that can be found on Facebook at:
Been while since I posted but have done a bit of robot work that is out there on my new Twitch.tv channel here:
in relation to my work with the Australian Space Pioneers group:
More coming as we prepare for the first ever Maker Faire in Asheville!
Looking to add Laser Light Detection and Ranging to my drones with a couple of the nice LIDAR units that can fit on them these days…
CHINA LAKE, CA, UNITED STATES
On Oct. 26, 2016, a pair of Hornets flying above an empty part of California opened their bellies and released a robotic swarm.
Office of the Secretary of Defense Public Affairs
After a year or two of flying some small hobby-grade drones (Syma X-11, X-5) including solar charging, I have moved on up to a mid-range drone – the Cheerson CX-20 (white drone below). This larger quadcopter drone is capable to lift Go-Pro sized high quality cameras and I have acquired a Go-Pro clone camera that is HD (1080p), 2.7K and 4K video capable to continue my adventures with aerial imaging, GPS navigation and remote operational testing.