GLXP’s Omega Envoy Signs The Imaging Source as Sponsor

Omega Envoy PR — Omega Envoy, the “Florida Team” competing in the Google Lunar X PRIZE, and the only student formed and led team is proud to announce a sponsorship by The Imaging Source. The Imaging Source will provide Omega Envoy with cameras and lenses for its dodecahedral camera navigation system. Earthrise Space Inc (Omega Envoy’s parent organization) will space qualify these systems and test them during this summer’s Flashline Mars Arctic Research Station (FMARS) located in Devon Island in Canada.

Earthrise Space, Inc. (ESI) is a non-profit corporation dedicated to develop space technology in collaboration with industry and academic institutions. ESI seeks to create the first viable commercial lunar delivery service to support the future’s space transportation infrastructure.

“As the leading supplier for the Amateur Astronomical Imaging Market, The Imaging Source is dedicated to the support of all facets of space exploration and science education,” said John Berryman, General Manager of The Imaging Source USA.

The Imaging Source is a multi-national enterprise that has branches in the U.S., Taiwan and Germany. They have been manufacturing imaging products for scientific, industrial and medical applications for more than twenty years. The industrial cameras, converters and frame grabbers manufactured by The Imaging Source are highly robust and are designed to run for years with no maintenance. The Imaging Source products are typically deployed in factory automation, quality inspection, medical systems, microscopy systems, life science projects and as of 2007 amateur astronomy. All imaging products manufactured by The Imaging Source ship with Microsoft Windows drivers, an SDK and powerful software for device control, display and saving of images.

ESI can provide services to private companies, defense/government agencies, and educational institutions that currently have the resources to explore space and are looking for low cost products that will accomplish their mission requirements. This will enhance the accessibility of technology and increase educational interest amongst the workforce that drives the space industry by increasing its knowledge and understanding what is to be learned through the use of these systems. Through the Google Lunar X PRIZE (GLXP) and government contracts such as the Innovative Lunar Demonstrations Data (ILDD) Contract from NASA, this initiative will enable the creation of a new economic system to support lunar exploration as well as Technology Readiness Level (TRL) advancement of innovative, commercial space systems.