Trelleborg Sealing Solutions announces its partnership with Earthrise Space, Inc. (ESI) in sponsorship of Omega Envoy, a non-profit space technology developer competing in the Google Lunar X PRIZE (GLXP). The team will compete by safely landing a robot on the surface of the moon and responding back with images and data. Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, a global developer and manufacturer of advanced sealing solutions, will provide sealing education, selection guidance and products for the team’s use. “It’s a great experience to provide education and watch this team through the many phases from creation to launch of their project,” says Antonio Garcia, aerospace segment manager for Trelleborg Sealing Solutions Americas. “The Omega Envoy is a team comprised of diverse specialties and an innovative group to work with. As our products play an integral part in space exploration, it’s a great experience to be a part of this project.”
“We are excited to welcome Trelleborg Sealing Solutions as our latest partner in the Omega Envoy project,” says Ruben D. Nunez, president and founder of ESI. “The seal education and products they are providing will be put to direct use by our student team members as they build and test hardware for our GLXP mission. Trelleborg’s experience is exactly what we need to enhance our team and design for our mission to the moon scheduled to launch in 2014.”
Earthrise Space, Inc. is a Florida-based non-profit corporation dedicated to developing space technology in collaboration with industry and academic institutions. ESI's Omega Envoy Project is creating a key set of lunar spacecraft infrastructure, which will fulfill the requirements of the Google Lunar X PRIZE and provide a platform for the delivery of commercial payloads to the lunar surface.