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Taking NZ to the Moon!
By Hursh Saha
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Taking Nz To The Moon!
Project 2019-10-13 03:38:50 +1300
A very warm welcome to you all!
This ambitious project will operate under a limited liability company called COSMIC KIWIS (www.CosmicKiwis.co.nz). Click here for its registered company page. As mentioned, the ultimate goal of this company is to colonise the Moon with people from New Zealand.
Why we should look at space in the first place, let alone think of colonising the Moon, is detailed on our website along with a series of projects to reach such a huge goal. However, if we are to begin as a small private entity we must start small. Unlike NASA of the early 1960s, we do not have a supersized budget of US $20 billion.
However, we do have over 50 years of incredible technological advancement that has taken place since then and the priceless knowledge of knowing for certain that sending people to the Moon can be done.
We have decided to start off with a small pre-cursor project to establish ourselves, which we call “Project Zero”. It will involve sending an amateur rocket with a camera (to record the journey) to at least 10km in altitude and not more than 18km, where a High Altitude Vehicle (HAV) license is required under current NZ law set by the Ministry of Business, Innovation & Employment (MBIE). Planes tend to fly at an altitude of 10km while space begins around one of 100km.
To minimise our chances of failing with this pre-cursor launch, we have decided to contract the job out to NZ’s private sector where we will offer a prize of NZ $12,000 for any entity that successfully achieves this. This figure is based on my own research of undertaking such a launch. Conditions will include having our branding down one side of the rocket with advertising for other companies down the other and full rights to any and all footage collected by the rocket's onboard camera. We will sell the advertising prior to the launch to fund our next one (without having to crowd fund all over again). All contestants will have one chance to fly their rockets on the same day, at the same location, which we will organise through the NZ Rocketry Association (www.nzrocketry.org.nz) who we know very well already. Possible contestants will mainly be sourced through them. If multiple launches pass an altitude of 10km, the prize will be awarded to the one with the highest altitude.
We require $15,201 for this project to meet the following expenses:
- $12,000 (incl. GST, if any) award
- $1,773.24 - website domain name ($44.95 (+ GST) with FreeParking), website hosting ($51.75pa with Domain.com and one year of professional accounting (including Xero) ($1,452pa (+ GST) with Hector & Co) during the running of this campaign.
- $500 (incl. GST) (estimated) - professional legal assessment of contestant entry forms (already prepared)
- $927.76 - Pledge Me fee for raising the above (totalling $14,273.24) (their fee is 6.5% incl. GST).
If we manage to exceed our target then the extra funding can be used for promoting our venture and/or allowing for a larger prize to be awarded for a better achievement, such as successfully launching a rocket that reaches a higher altitude or one that carries more technology with it.
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2019-11-19 22:34:13 +1300
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