LaserMotive has a new website – a new, spiffy look to present to the world. The home page includes several photos and a drawing (I’ve never heard of a ‘quadrocopter‘ before) They also have a new slogan / catchphrase;
“Power on a Beam of Light“
I like it.
For those who don’t know, Team LaserMotive was the winner of $900,000 in the 2009 Climber / Power-Beaming competition – part of the Space Elevator Games held at the NASA Dryden facility in the Mojave desert.
With their winnings, they’ve now hired some people full time (chronicled here). Their blog has several new entries, including this one discussing their first White Paper – using lasers to power UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles).
Make sure you check it out!
the space elevator games power beaming says that the competition is May 10, 2010. This is Monday.
If this is correct then the helicopter and tether is already being setup right ? Should there not be prep work news ?
Or is May 10th when they start prep. Or more likely has the date slipped
Your last assumption is correct – the date has slipped. No new date has been set, but November in the Mojave worked out well last year and I would see no reason why it wouldn’t work out this year too…