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Moonspike LimitedBy Moonspike Limited
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Moonspike LimitedBy Moonspike Limited
First created
£78,962
pledged of £600,000pledged of £600,000 goal
1,045
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sun, November 1 2015 10:00 PM UTC +00:00

Moonspike's New Rewards - Photos from Space, the Moonspike Academy and Mooncamp

Posted by Moonspike Limited (Creator)
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Dear Backers, 

We've been very happy to get feedback from many of you on the Moonspike rewards. We listened, as we intend to do throughout this project. 

And today we created several new rewards, which were released a few moments ago. 

We hope that the new rewards will be very appealing to existing backers, who may like to:- 

  • join the Moonspike Academy, with exclusive app, news, AGM & voting rights
  • receive photographs of Earth and the Moon taken from the spacecraft
  • join us at Mooncamp, a full week on-site making the Moonspike rocket
  • name your own thruster on the spacecraft

Here are some of the highlights:

Photos of the Earth and the Moon from the Spacecraft

You helped send an actual spacecraft into space, and because of our novel navigation system, we’re going to be able to send back images taken by our spacecraft – not photos shot by someone else, but photos our very own spacecraft snapped during its voyage.

To commemorate that achievement, we’re going to task the spacecraft to take higher resolution photographs of both the Earth, looking back as we head away, and the Moon, as we arrive. And you will get a high quality physical photographic print of each, signed by the team.

Each photo will be 5”x7”, suitable for framing, on high quality photographic stock.

Become a Voting Member of the Moonspike Academy 

Join the team as an Academy Member and get a full vote on key issues as we progress, as well as a dedicated smartphone app.

The exclusive members-only app will allow you to access team updates one full day before the general public, simulate the mission with a range of engine and payload variables – allowing you to show your friends what you are supporting - and most importantly vote on choices the team faces at various key stages of the project.

You will also be invited to join the annual Academy general meeting in person, and get a personal briefing on project progress. Academy membership comes complete with an Academy membership card and lanyard. 

Join the team and help build the rocket at Mooncamp

Join the team for a full week on-site at the factory. You will learn about how we design and build rockets, and get hands-on experience in the factory actually building the Moonspike rocket and spacecraft that will travel to the Moon.

Mooncamp will feature interactive sessions from all the key team members, with full details on the challenges of designing spacecraft, how we design and build engines, pump systems, navigations systems, guidance and control mechanisms.

You’ll get to design your own moon rocket, with guidance from the team; listen in on team design meetings; and even fabricate actual rocket components that will be used on the rocket and spacecraft. Includes participant t-shirt and Moonspike Academy membership, and runs in the two weeks either side of the annual Academy meeting.

A perfect gift for young people who are interested in knowing more about hands on rocket design and fabrication, and an opportunity to build direct experience that might be useful on your resume.

A Thruster in Your Name

The Moonspike spacecraft features 8 thrusters, and we want to give them some personality. So we’re letting you choose what to call them.

Name it after your loved ones, your pet, your favorite place, your company – you choose. And from then on, we will refer to that thruster with that name in all designs, publications and documents. There are some restrictions, but if it’s acceptable it will fly.

We hope you will consider upgrading your reward, and share these opportunities with your friends.

Press news

We expect to be featured on the USA's PBS and the UK's BBC1 channels in the coming days, which will hugely expand the audience discovering Moonspike. Make sure you grab your rewards as soon as possible - some are limited. 

Thanks so much for your support!

The Moonspike Team

Jeremy Stucki, Claudio Carnino, and 8 more people like this update.

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