The Puli Space Technologies team is pleased to announce that following its successful fund raising initiative launched in September 2010, it transferred the Google Lunar X Prize competition entry fee of $50 000 to the account of the X PRIZE Foundation. Out of more than 20 teams that entered the $30 million competition, the Hungarian team aims to be the first to send a privately built robot to the Moon, and perform different tasks there as laid out in the GLXP announcement. Although the registration gets final with the formal approval and announcement of the X PRIZE Foundation, the team and its fans have a good reason to assume that this will happen shortly.
Following the certainly successful registration, the team, continuously working hard mostly in its free time, aims to become a company that besides meeting the requirements of the GLXP competition, builds and follows a sustainable business model. For the time being, the “Hungarian Pulis” have mostly built on their engineering and scientific strengths, they are also determined to prove that it is worth, desirable and constructive to live up to challenges like the GLXP. In addition, the team members will also continue their educational work, taking advantage of the scientific and lay forums to promote scientific and technical careers.
The team is grateful for the enthusiasm and the financial support of individuals and companies supporting the registration of Puli, and it will make possible and expect the support and interest of individuals and companies that consider the Hungarian space industry and the cause of science important. Further offers are welcome either in the Small Step Club or the Puli Launchpad. The team would like all Hungarians to regard the past and future success of Puli as their own.
Last Updated (Friday, 04 March 2011 09:32)