ORLANDO FLA (ESF PR) — Earthrise Space Foundation (ESF) President and CEO, Ruben Nunez is this year Rising Star in Technology Award Winner at the Florida TechXpo! The Rising Star Award is presented to a new company or one that has made the most significant progress in the past 18 months. This company’s growth puts it on track to make a positive impact in their markets and on the region’s technology community.
ESF is committed to research & development of spacecraft and spacecraft systems here in Central Florida. ESF is the host of Team Omega Envoy, one of the teams competing for the $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE, a global competition to successfully place a robot on the Moon’s surface that explores at least 500 meters and transmits high definition video and images back to Earth.
Omega Envoy Project is creating lunar spacecraft which will fulfill the requirements of the Google Lunar XPRIZE and provide a platform for the delivery of commercial payloads to the lunar surface. ESF efforts are preparing students for future employment in the entrepreneurial space industry.
“We are very humbled and honored to have been chosen as this year’s Rising Star Award winner”, said Ruben. “What I’m really proud of is our team’s synergy with other research based corporations are expanding the regions’ economic development.”
About Earthrise Space Foundation
Earthrise Space Foundation (ESF) is a Florida-based 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation dedicated to developing space technology in collaboration with industry and academic institutions. The main focus is to create technologies for commercial space transportation systems that focus on landing and operating on the lunar surface and other astronomical bodies, through low cost off-the-shelf reliable commercial space products, and support services. ESF efforts involve professionals from the aerospace industry working with aspiring engineers through challenging ventures, providing them with hands-on experience to prepare them for future employment in the entrepreneurial space industry.
For more information, please visit: www.earthrise-space.org
About the Google Lunar XPRIZE:
The $30 million Google Lunar XPRIZE is an unprecedented competition to challenge and inspire engineers and entrepreneurs from around the world to develop low-cost methods of robotic space exploration. To win the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a privately funded team must successfully place a robot on the Moon’s surface that explores at least 500 meters and transmits high definition video and images back to Earth.