Talk:Google Lunar X Prize

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X PRIZE vs. XPRIZE - article rename[edit]

2013-03-26 17:24:17's web archive of http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/prize-details has the wording

The Google Lunar X PRIZE

while 2013-05-11 17:06:01's, as well as the live version, has

The Google Lunar XPRIZE


I'm renaming the article to match.


The copyright notice at the bottom of the webpage continues to be in the name of "X PRIZE Foundation".


--Mathieu ottawa (talk) 15:47, 31 August 2013 (UTC)

WP:MOSTM supports the old title. Since your move was undiscussed I've reverted it, if you disagree please take it to WP:RM. --W. D. Graham 13:14, 5 September 2013 (UTC)
Cool cool.--Mathieu ottawa (talk) 00:58, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

The coalescing plans of a few teams to actually plan 2015 launches is undercovered at present[edit]

There seem to have been several announcements recently with a few of the better-funded GXLP teams putting down real money for launch deposits with various launch service providers, but not much in the article to reflect the more substantive launch plans. Here are a couple:

I've seen others. But with real launches being scheduled/deposits-paid, it seems it may be time to take the article out of the speculative unicorns phase and begin to do more encyclopedic coverage of the few teams that are actually making a run for the GXLP prize. N2e (talk) 17:25, 11 December 2013 (UTC)

I was thinking about the same. I don't find the current state of the article very "unicorny". But there should be a new section with planned launches. And the milestones will hopefully also give a way to track the progress of the teams, or to separate those with an actual chance from those that are "just playing". Wild8oar (talk) 18:56, 11 December 2013 (UTC)
Here is some article that gives an overview of which teams have announced launch plans: Google Lunar X Prize leader board. Wild8oar (talk) 06:17, 12 December 2013 (UTC)

──────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────────── As of June 2015, it appears (per IEEE Spectrum) that none of the teams currently have a launch reservation, even though only 18 months remain until the prize expires. I have updated the history section and the article lede. N2e (talk) 12:59, 12 June 2014 (UTC)

Exact deadline?[edit]

When exactly is the current deadline? It must be the beginning of 2018-01-01, but is that UTC, GMT, or some arbitrary local time? The article should say, in a manner which allows for the possibility of a Leap Second in the case of UTC. 94.30.84.71 (talk) 16:31, 31 August 2016 (UTC)

I don't think this has to be added to the article, and certainly not down to a second. I also think they would extend the deadline by one day if necessary. --mfb (talk) 11:48, 1 September 2016 (UTC)

Launch contracts coming in: Part-time scientists[edit]

I'll leave this here, and include it in the article in the next days until someone else is faster. --mfb (talk) 01:30, 30 November 2016 (UTC)

Logo update[edit]

The logo to Google and XPRIZE has changed, so the Google Lunar XPRIZE logo has, too.

I'm unable to find a vector for the logo, and on their site there is only white PNG on their site, and I don't know if that is Creative Commons.

Scarkrow03Talk 14:05, 12 February 2017 (UTC)

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SpaceIL still in the contest?[edit]

The third paragraph does not list SpaceIL as one of the four remaining competitors. Elsewhere in the article, it is listed as a still-viable contender. Please resolve this discrepancy. 199.46.249.149 (talk) 17:13, 12 July 2017 (UTC)