GLXP News: Earthrise Space Adds Rapid Machining as Sponsor

omega_envoyORLANDO, FLA., Dec. 19, 2012 (Earthrise Space PR) – Earthrise Space Inc., is proud to announce that they have gained Rapid Machining as a Suborbital Level sponsor. The Suborbital Level is the second-highest level that ESI has, making Rapid Machining a valuable member of the growing constellation of ESI sponsors.

ESI depends upon sponsors like Rapid Machining to help support the company’s efforts in pursuit of the Google Lunar X PRIZE. ESI’s “Sagan” rover is being designed to fulfill the requirements of the competition, which includes landing a privately-funded rover on the lunar surface, having it traverse 500 meters and then transmit data and images back to Earth. ESI could not complete these goals without these vital sponsorships.

“Rapid Machining has provided quick turn precision prototype machined parts for the aerospace industry for several years. The opportunity to sponsor the Omega Envoy Team is an exciting endeavor, and we very much look forward to playing an essential role in providing prototype machined parts for the development of their spacecraft,” said Rapid Machining’s President, Jay Jacobs.

When Sagan safely touches down on the lunar surface in 2015, it will be an event that will re-chart the course of space flight history. ESI’s family of sponsors will have been instrumental in making this happen and will become a part of this historic event.

About Rapid Machining

Rapid Machining is dedicated to the rapid prototype machining of parts (hence the name). The company provides fast, accurate prototyping of 3D CAD data. Rapid Machining produces shafts, blocks, bodies, heatsinks, pistons, mounts, brackets and covers in aluminum, steel, stainless, copper, Radel, Delrin and Lexan. Rapid Machining can produce quotes in hours, not days. It also has the capability of shipping these parts in days rather than weeks. Bottom line, Rapid Machining understands the need for high quality, precision-machined parts produced fast, with no excuses. Rapid Machining has more than 60 employees and more than 20 CNC Milling & Turning centers located in a 27,000 square foot facility.

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About Earthrise Space, Inc.

Earthrise Space, Inc. (ESI) is a Florida-based 501 (c) 3, 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. All ESI efforts involve significant numbers of students and young professionals through paid internships, providing them with hands on experience building real spacecraft, and preparing them for future employment in the entrepreneurial space industry.

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