Tuesday, July 13, 2010

NanoSat Centennial Challenge

The cost of getting to orbit is the real barrier to space exploration, settlement, and harnessing of off earth resources. The difficulty of the problem makes it hard for small innovative organizations to have a shot at making a launcher for commercially interesting payloads. Doing a nanosat launcher is not as difficult. The New NanoSat contest looks very good. If I had the resources to offer a significant prize it would look very similar to the NanoSat prize. I'd add some bells and whistles like a bonus for a reusable vehicle and a junior league 100gm category, but all in all it looks almost perfect.


heroineworshipper said...

You do have the resources but just have to pay them in taxes so someone else has the resources.

jacob.chancery said...

Yeah, the nanosat centennial challenge was an awesome looking program. Too bad it got canceled.