The Space Show: GLXP Team FREDNET, Sy Liebergot, Small Sats


Dr. David Livingston of  The Space Show will have the following guests this week:

1. Monday, July 13, 2009, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-22:30 GMT)
Chris Walker comes to the show to discuss California public education and the space work force.

2. Tuesday, July 14, 2009, 7-8:30 PM PDT (July 15, 2-3:30 GMT)
Sy Liebergot, author of Apollo EECOM, end Edition, returns.

3. Thursday, July 16, 2009, 2-3:30 PM PDT (21-23:30 GMT)
Dr. Sean Casey plus four team members of the Google Lunar X Prize Team, TEAM FREDNET return.

Fred J. Bourgeois, III is CEO and founder of Team FREDNET, an open source mission to land a vehicle on the Moon (

Richard Core is one of the Team FREDNET founders and the mission’s project manager.

Wade Butcher is an early member of Team FREDNET and member of the business team.

Mr. Barrucco is the lead GNC engineer for Team FREDNET of the Lunar X-Prize helping the team with all aspects of mission design and project and engineering design management.

4. Friday, July 17, 2009, 9:30-11:30 AM PDT (16:30-18:30 GMT)
Dr. Pat Patterson and the new director of the Space Dynamics Lab at Utah State University, Dr. Doug Lemon return for our annual SmallSat program.

Team Frednet aims to win Google Lunar X Prize With 2-Wheel Rover

Two-wheel robot shoots for the Moon
Control Engineering

In a departure from conventional planetary rover design strategies, Team Frednet is developing a 2-wheel robotic rover that may help lower weight and cost of future automated guided vehicles (AGVs). Named Just Another Lunar Robot (JALURO), the prototype is one of two designs the team is developing to compete for the Google Lunar X-Prize.