Lunar Lander Challenged

One small step for NASA, One giant leap for the X Prize

Pretty Armadillo flight

John Carmack to arocket, the Alternate/Amateur Rocketry list, August 31:

We had a nice test tonight.

Side-by-side video from both cameras

Just the one view that looks better

A nice still

You can see that we added the 25kg “payload” as barbell weights right above our landing shocks. Might as well move the CG a bit farther away from the gimbal point…

I think we are going to manually trim out the stable tilt, rather than adding another low frequency control loop for propellant balancing.

We are going to Oklahoma this weekend for a 90+ second run, I’ll do a full update after that. This engine doesn’t have quite enough performance for the level 2 prize, but we have another injector that is more than good enough, once we get it to stop melting…

Any updates from Masten?

John Carmack

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Written by Robin

September 1, 2006 at 10:27 am

Posted in lunar lander

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