Team Indus, comprising a team of entrepreneurs, space enthusiasts and explorers from the City, is on a mission to build a rover (robot) they could launch to the moon, make it walk for about 500 metres and send videos, pictures and data back to earth. The team, which is working on the prestigious moon mission, as part of Google Lunar X Prize worth of $30 million, is currently busy with the task at the Sasken office in Domlur. It is the only team from Asia competing for the coveted grand prize. ‘Race to the moon,’ as they call it, needs to be completed before December 2015, the deadline for the competition. The team is looking forward to launching their rover on the spacecraft launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) and is expecting its preliminary design review towards October this year. “This is a question of measuring ourselves and what we as a team are capable of,” said Team Indus Programme Manager Mr Sudip Kar.
Source: Deccan Herald
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