SCISYS becomes partner of the PTScientists and their „Mission to the Moon“. SCISYS provides PLENITER® technology for the monitoring and control of the space segment with a lander and two planetary rovers as well as for the real-time command of both rovers via teleoperations from Earth.
ankind has always been fascinated by the Moon. Looking at it, first with bare eyes, then with telescopes and even on its surface had a strong impact on us. The Berlin-based PTScientists are about to add a new chapter to the history books of space missions. As the last German company in the Google Lunar XPRIZE competition they are aiming to be the first company, launching a privately funded mission to the Moon. The PTScientists already found prominent partners for their mission, SCISYS now joins the team as an experienced expert for the ground segment.
SCISYS provides proven technology for the monitoring and control of the space segment with a lander and two planetary rovers as well as for the real-time command of both rovers via teleoperations from Earth. The contribution will be based on PLENITER®, the modular software suite from SCISYS.
“Already after the first conversations with the PTScientists it was clear that we have a lot in common” says Ulli Leibnitz, Director of the German Space division at SCISYS. “The enthusiasm and excitement of this team of engineers for technology and space is also a strong driving force in our daily life at SCISYS. We are particularly delighted to support the ambition of the PTScientists to be the first team within the Google Lunar XPRIZE to realize a private Moon mission with our ground segment technology” adds Mr Leibnitz.
The private Moon mission has three major goals. In about 348.000 KM distance to earth the ALINA lander will safely land on the surface, being the first European lander on the Moon. In the next step, two Audi Lunar Quattro Rovers will be released to perform different experiments and take pictures from the Moon. One of the two rovers will then visit the landing site of the Apollo 17 mission Lunar Roving Vehicle (LRV). After more than 40 years of parking in the harsh environment of the Moon, scientists are keen to see how the different materials and components of the vehicle evolved.
More information about the PTScientists and the Mission to the Moon can be found here: