Great Things Ahead

As we referred in our last blog, we were invited by the Division 6 leaders at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) to present at the student conference at Sacramento State. We decided to treat the students by showing them our flight-grade hardware for the very first time.

However, due to sensitive nature of this competition and the fact we’re using export restricted components, we have decided not to show the actual hardware. You can always buy it from us. ;)

Moving away from our “Assembled in USA” hardware (we cannot say “Made” due to the fact that parts are coming from all around the globe, even though we’re using American vendors), the visit to AIAA and Sacramento State University was all about the students – after all, it doesn’t matter in what stage your company or the project is – old-school needs to mix with the new approach.

At the same time, we believe that the aerospace engineers of today and tomorrow are in the best possible point in history. We live at a time when there’s a flurry of activity in the private sector, which all but didn’t exist a decade ago.

The speech gives you an opportunity to see what the mission of Team Stellar and its supporting companies are, and how are we looking to go post the GLXP competition. We believe that the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition was just the first phase in existence of our Stellar ecosystem and there are plenty of announcements coming down the wire in near future.

There’s no way to estimate can the space industry repeat what happened when a military & education project (ARPANet) went commercial and became Internet we all know and love. But according to the questions and presentations by very interesting students, we are heading into the bright future indeed.

Stay tuned.


Theo Valich

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