Google Lunar XPRIZE
Google going to shut down its Lunar XPRIZE (GLXP) program. The Google Lunar XPRIZE is a space competition program conducted by X Prize an organization, and Google promotes this program from last 10 years.
The aim of this science program for first privately funded teams is to land a robotic spacecraft on the Moon and travels more than 500 meters and pass on high quality images and video. The program offers $30 million in prizes.
According to XPRIZE, we have concluded that no team will make a launch attempt to reach the Moon by the March 31st, 2018 deadline.
Peter Diamandis, founder of XPRIZE and CEO Marcus Shingles, said, the teams raised more than $300 million in their experiment. Now, the countries India, Malaysia, Israel and Hungary have the first commercial space flight companies.
As part of the challenge, XPRIZE team also obtained regulatory approval from the U.S. government to leave Earth orbit. A few groups additionally granted prizes totalling $6 million by Google for achieving developments en route to the moon.
XPRIZE stated, to arrive on the moon is exceptionally dangerous. On the off chance that each XPRIZE rivalry we dispatch a winner, and we will keep on launching rivalries that are rigid or descriptive moonshots, and pushing the limits.
Google’s due date may have an extend. Astrobotic CEO John Thornton, stated, these due dates are irrational. Already, several groups left in the XPRIZE are going for broke and honestly have impossible projects for completing it. Initially, the due date had pushed back to 2017 and afterward again to 2018.