Sep 28, 2012

Austrian Space Forum Visit

On Thursday 27th October 2011 the Austrian Space Forum (OeWF) visited the White Label Space headquarters in Noordwijk, the Netherlands. This video shows an informal presentation by White Label Space Chairman, Andrew Barton. He provides some information about the location of the headquarters, as well as a general status report of the GLXP team and its plans for the coming period. The OeWF is a partner of White Label Space, and the two organizations cooperate for field tests.

Sep 27, 2012

Fly Me Too The Moon

This video was taken at the jazz event produced by White Label Space Japan, where musicians played space related standard jazz numbers and WLS-J talked about our GLXP project.

In this video, Fly me to the Moon was played since this song is the first played song on the moon.

Sep 25, 2012

Rover Challenge Shibuya

Yumi Inaba from White Label Space Japan office presents this short video on the Rover Challenge event recently held at Shibuya in Tokyo.

Sep 16, 2012

Shibuya Rover Challenge: Day 1 Report

Report by Yumi Inaba from White Label Space Japan;

On Sep 1st WLS visited the Hachirabo Science Center for Children and met ten eager and curious kids for Day 1 of the Rover Challenge - Shibuya. The children at this Rover Challenge event were a bit older than those at the previous event held in Sendai.

We all had a lot of fun and learned about some space science and engineering. All the kids got excited and curious about what the rover can do and which part of the moon the rover is going to land. As soon as they came into the classroom they immediately found the prototype rover and crowded around it.

At the beginning of class WLS members answered questions from the kids and explained the challenge of the GLXP. After learning the challenges in going to the moon, the kids get to build their own kit rover. Some parts were a bit difficult, especially the gearbox, but everyone finished building their own rover. Most of them did not require any help.

The kids really liked their kit and could not stop playing even when the class came to an end. We hope they enjoyed playing with it at home as they took it home and that they look forward to the following class on the 8th.


Testing of Propellant Flow Actuators

After some unavoidable delays things are back on track with the development of the bi-propellant rocket motor that will power the White Label Space GLXP moon lander. 
Here are some photos from last week's bench testing of the actuators that will be used to control the propellant flows during the static test.