When you think about the scale of the ambitious Google Lunar XPrize mission and the task in hand it's intimidating. There are amazing natural wonders, valuable resources, and unsolved mysteries waiting to be discovered on the moon and it's our task to send HD visual content back to earth for everyone to enjoy by the end of 2016. Throughout these trials and tribulations, one thing is constant throughout: the importance of connectivity and communications.
Just a few months ago, I listened intently as Freeman Dyson said, "If you want to have a programme for moving out into the universe, you have to think in centuries, not decades." A few months later, Team Indus was born and we dreamed of proving Dyson wrong, delivering best-in-class technology to defy odds. As part of the Google Lunar XPrize, we've launched a mission to safely land a spacecraft on the surface of the moon, and transmit HD video and images back to earth - all by December 2016!
TeamIndus, the only Indian startup in contention for the $30 million Google Lunar Xprize has announced that Tata Communications will help as its official communications partner. TeamIndus is currentl...