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Search giant Google is offering a $30m prize pot to private firms that land a robot rover on the Moon
First Launch Date: 20 September 1993. LEO Payload: 3,700 kg to 200 km Orbit at 49.5 degrees inclination; 3,500Kg to 400 Km circular orbit, 43 degrees inclination ; SSO Orbit: 1200Kg to: 820Km Orbit (limited to 1200Kg due to down range safety); GTO Payload: 1060 kg (upto 1350Kg ) to 18 deg inclination . Liftoff Thrust: 540,000 kgf. Total Mass: 294,000 kg. Core Diameter: 2.8 m. Total Length: 44.4 m. Launch Price $: 30.00 million. in 1999 price dollars. Flyaway Unit Cost $: 17.50 million . in 1985 unit dollars.