Orbital Development
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Lunar Video Orbiter
OrbDev is one of the original founders of TransOrbital, Inc. This spacecraft project will orbit the Moon and return beautiful photography of the entire lunar surface.

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Communications
Satellite Project

OrbDev is the worldwide marketing company for a new generation of communications satellite. The cost of the system is 20% of traditional geosynchronous satellites, which opens a host of new options for this industry.

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Orbital Development

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Orbital Development's "Moon Crash Project" is an outstanding opportunity for a company to gain world-wide media exposure. The Project was listed on eBay in April 2004. Just the listing alone generated a tremendous amount of world-wide media interest in the Project.

Sponsorship and marketing opportunities accociated with this project are still available.

Your company can acquire tremendous media attention and exposure by associating with the Moon Crash Project.

Today, lunar spacecraft projects are not "Rocket Science" but are routine engineering tasks for an experienced spacecraft and launch vehicle provider.

Send Email for additional information about this exciting project, or to learn how you can send your personal cargo to the Moon.

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- The Moon Crash Project

Project Scope
The Project will cause a spacecraft to fly from the Earth to directly impact the nearside of the Lunar surface.

Launch Vehicle
The Project will use a Russian aerospace contractor's commercial test launch vehicle. With over 100 launches, this launch vehicle type has demonstrated a 97% success rate since the mid-1970's.

Spacecraft
The aerospace contractor will construct a simple spacecraft with two main functions.

a. During the flight to the Moon the spacecraft shall transmit to Earth slow-frame, digital video (2 to 4 frames per second) of the Moon for 6 to 8 hours each day and shall transmit lunar images during the final 6 to 8 hours of the flight.

b. Carry a container of cargo to the lunar surface. The inert cargo will mass between 10 and 20 kilograms and be 0.150 to 0.250 cubic meters volume. The container will be designed to not burst open upon impact and may be a full-speed "penetrator" design.

Lunar Impact
For superior photography, the lunar impact will be timed to coincide with an approximate sunrise or sunset angle of 13 to 18 degrees above the horizon, measured at the desired point of impact. The major client may decide the impact point on the Lunar surface.

Guests at Launch
The OrbDev shall organize with the spacecraft builder travel from Moscow to the Baikonur Cosmodrome and standard accommodation arrangements near the launch site for up to 3 guests to view the launch.

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