The spacecraft depicted above (SF-5) is a low cost small carrier designed to carry a load and be able to reach the lunar surface
We have already begun construction in our facility in Atlanta GA. It has three main components:
(1) Rotating Oxygen fed jet thrusters (2) Drone propeller system for VTOL stabilization (3) Wings, rudders and flaps for jet based altitude climbing
This is a VTOL space capable autonomous drone
It is designed to fly in plane and jet mode to a high altitude and then use rear boosters to propel into orbit
Once in orbit, it should use a combination of image recognition, star maps and time based positional datum to break out of orbit and head towards the moon. Once in proximity to the moon to begin a controlled descent and landing onto the lunar surface
We want to be able to build and fully fuel this craft for under $50,000 (USD) - and we want it to be able to bring a payload to the moon.
Note: This is a pre-launch basic proof of concept.
If we can build and launch at $50K, if simulator software and AI license revenues reach millions per month, then we can launch a whole host of missions
Initial launch sites may occur in Senegal or Somalia - countries with the easiest coast launch rules so we can get to orbit quickly.