The Armadillo Aerospace had one of two good flights needed for the level 1 prize. The second flight was short of the 90 seconds needed by a few seconds
Level 1 requires a rocket to take off from a designated launch area, rocket up to 150 feet (50 meters) altitude, and then hover for 90 seconds while landing precisely on a landing pad nearly 330 feet (100 meters) away. The flight must then be repeated in reverse – and both flights, along with all of the necessary preparation for each, must take place within a two and a half hour period.
They have another craft that will try for level 2 later Oct 28, 2007
Level 2 requires the rocket to hover for twice as long before landing precisely on a simulated lunar surface, packed with craters and boulders to mimic actual lunar terrain. The hover times are calculated so that the Level 2 mission closely simulates the power needed to perform a real lunar mission.
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