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Astrobotic Technology Announces Successful Landing System Test

Astrobotic Technology announced today that its autonomous landing technology, the Astrobotic Autolanding System (AAS), performed successfully throughout an open-loop flight campaign on the Masten Aerospace Xombie, a vertical-takeoff vertical-landing suborbital rocket. Testing was conducted at the Mojave Air and Space Port in Mojave, CA in February 2014. The test was made possible through funding by… {read more}

Parabolic Arc: Astrobotic Selected for NASA SBIR Phase II Award

Parabolic Arc: Astrobotic Selected for NASA SBIR Phase II Award

Space News: Google Lunar XPrize Readies $6Million in Milestone Prizes For Moonbound Hopefuls

Space News: Google Lunar XPrize Readies $6Million in Milestone Prizes For Moonbound Hopefuls

Lunar Destination: Lacus Mortis

Astrobotic’s first mission will land and explore in the Moon’s Lacus Mortis region. Latin for “Lake of Death”, Lacus Mortis is a plain of basaltic lava flows known as a mare (i.e., the part of the Moon that looks dark when you view it from Earth) located in the northeast part of the Moon. It… {read more}

Astrobotic Technology Advances To Google Lunar XPRIZE Milestone Prize Accomplishment Round

Pittsburgh, PA: Astrobotic Technology announced today that it has advanced to the Accomplishment Round of the Milestone Prizes offered by the Google Lunar XPRIZE, qualifying the team to receive up to $1.75 million for reaching its objectives in three categories – Landing, Mobility, and Imaging. In a major step toward one of those objectives, Astrobotic… {read more}

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