Wednesday, August 31, 2011

2nd Nanosat Launcher Challenge Seminar Registration

Registration is now open.

We are opening registration a little early.

General Information:

This page is for registering for the 2nd Team Phoenicia/Techshop Nanosat Launcher Challenge Seminar at Team Phoenicia's The Shipyard and Techshop - Menlo Park on Saturday Nov 12th and Sunday Nov 13th, 2011 at 8 AM.

Draft agenda is posted here.

Unlike last year, reservations are required for participation in the seminar proper.

Also unlike last year, we expect to have 10 ten minute speaking slots available for NLC participants and 6 ten minute slots for suppliers. There is no extra charge for being a presenter. All presentations will take place on Nov 13th. We will require the presentations be delivered to us on the 12th.

There will be a free public lecture by NASA at Techshop - Menlo Park for those that wish to learn more about the Centennial Challenges like the Nanosat Launcher Challenge at 5 PM. A catered social will follow the lecture at Techshop and will be open to the public, but food is not free except to registered conference attendees. Meals and drinks will be provided throughout the entire conference for registered attendees.


A registration is not free and is not complete until after payment.

Early registration is between September 1st and September 30. An early reservation costs $120.

Standard registration is between October 1st and October 31st. This costs $160.

Late registration is between November 1st and November 11th. This will cost $200.

We will have 200 seats available. We will update weekly on the number of available seats remaining.

Please Note:

A reservation without completing payment is considered invalid. All registrants will be contacted after completion to verify registration and see whom would want to present as a supplier or participant in the NLC. If you do not receive an email within 24 hours, contact Team Phoenicia.

No payments will be accepted at the door for the seminar.

Meal tickets can be bought at TechShop for participation at the social for non-attendees.

The link for registration is on the sidebar and here.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

The New GLXP Site is Live

The X Prize Foundation trotted out its new website for the Google Lunar X Prize. Our team leader made an appearance in their video. I think we need a new front man.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

2nd Nanosat Launcher Challenge Seminar Draft Agenda

This is the draft agenda for the 2nd Nanosatellite Launcher Challenge. Note that the public lecture at Techshop - Menlo Park is not listed, but will take place in the TS conference room at 5 PM and is free to the public.

Nov 12th:

8 AM to 9:00 AM: Sign in and continental breakfast

9:00 AM to 9:15 AM: Welcome by William Baird of Team Phoenicia

9:15 AM t0 9:45 AM: NASA Presentation

9:45 AM to 10:15 AM: The Size of the Nanosat Market

10:15 AM to 10:30 AM: break

10:30 AM to 12:30 PM: Draft Rules presented by the allied organization

12:30 AM to 1:30: Lunch

1:30 PM to 2:30 PM: FAA AST presentation

2:30 PM to 3:15 PM: First Launch Site

3:15 PM to 3:30 PM: Break

3:30 PM to 4:15 PM: Second Launch Site

4:15 PM to 5:00 PM: Third Launch Site

5:00 PM to 5:45 PM: Fourth Launch Site

6:00 PM: Dinner at Techshop

10:00 PM: close out.

November 13th:

8 AM to 9 AM: check-in.

9:00 AM to 9:10 AM: Welcome remarks

9:10 AM to 10:30 AM: Additional feedback to the Allied Org

10:30 AM to 10:45 AM: break

10:45 AM to 10:55 AM: Team Phoenicia's Offerings

10:55 AM to 11:05 AM: Second Supplier Presentation

11:05 AM to 11:15 AM: Third Supplier Presentation

11:15 AM to 11:25 AM: Fourth Supplier Presentation

11:25 AM to 11:35 AM: Fifth Supplier Presentation

11:35 AM to 11:45 AM: Sixth Supplier Presentation

11:45 PM to 1:00 PM: Lunch

1:00 PM to 1:10 PM: First Team Presentation

1:10 PM to 1:20 PM: Second Team Presentation

1:20 PM to 1:30 PM: Third Team Presentation

1:40 PM to 1:50 PM: Fourth Team Presentation

1:50 PM to 2:00 PM: Fifth Team Presentation

2:00 PM to 2:10 PM: Sixth Team Presentation

2:10 PM to 2:20 PM: Seventh Team Presentation

2:20 PM to 2:30 PM: Eighth Team Presentation

2:30 PM to 2:40 PM: Ninth Team Presentation

2:40 PM to 2:50 PM: Tenth Team Presentation

2:50 PM to 3:15 PM: BREAK

3:15 PM to 4:00 PM: Panel on Funding the NLC bids

4:00 PM to 4:45 PM: Open Discussion Panel with Allied Org, NASA and FAA

4:45 PM to 5:00 PM: closing 'remarks' by William Baird Team Phoenicia

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM: informal dinner and networking session

Feedback is always welcome. Registration begins September 1st.

Friday, August 19, 2011

2nd Nanosatellite Launcher Seminar

Team Phoenicia is proud to announce our second Nanosatellite Launcher Challenge seminar. We conducted the first one at Techshop - Menlo Park on November 7th, 2010. The second one will take place at both TechShop and our new facility next door on November 12th, 2011.

The first seminar was a great success, but could be improved upon. This will be upgraded to a two day event based on the feedback that we have received. Food and drink will be provided. There will be speakers in the vein of last time, but additionally all potential teams that wish to present will be able to do so on a first come, first serve basis until the slots are filled. Potential suppliers for the teams will also be given time to present as well.

More details soon.

We will be announcing the agenda soon, but

Zephyr Aurora: Taking Shape [84]: Gimbal Cross Piece Progression

Monday, August 8, 2011

What and Where 4: Announcing the Shipyard

Team Phoenicia is proud to announce that we have moved into our new facility. We are the sole occupants of a 31,000 sq ft facility in Menlo Park, CA. The facility is divided roughly in thirds for office, manufacturing and warehouse space.

The facility, which we have affectionately nicknamed 'The Shipyard,' will allow the team to manufacture several scales of rockets, host seminars and fundraisers, and consolidate our efforts. We are extremely excited about this opportunity and hope to allow our first tours some time in September.

We are planning on hosting a nanosat launcher challenge seminar again, but this time in the new facility on or around Nov 12. A formal announcement will be made later this week.

(yes, the logos were photoshopped on. We'll be putting up our RL logos some time in the near future)

Friday, August 5, 2011

Zephyr Aurora: Taking Shape [75]: Another View

Avionics Testbed Lab

What and Where?

SOLD! (again)

Team Phoenicia is proud to announce the sale of its second engine to Seraphim Aerospace. They will be looking to go out and test at FAR at some point in the relatively near future, so those of you out that way...KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF! ahem. Seriously though, please, give them a warm welcome when they come out.

This is the second Z150 engine sold. This is the Z150-1106-002 pictured here.