Earthrise Space Inc. Announces Partnership with Global Engineering Management and Support Inc.
ORLANDO, FLA. (July 9, 2012) - Omega Envoy, the Florida team competing in the Google Lunar X PRIZE (GLXP), and its parent company, Earthrise Space Inc. (ESI), are proud to welcome Global Engineering Management and Support, Inc. (G.E.M.S.) as a new partner. GEMS personnel will work with Omega Envoy students and staff to develop detailed spacecraft testing plans and to use GEMS proprietary technology to conduct critical tests of the team’s lunar spacecraft.
"Our expertise in space platform testing will help ensure that strict reliability and quality standards will be integrated within the entire system life cycle. We look forward to working closely with the entire ESI team to achieve a world class, affordable testing solution, meeting each operational challenge with distinction." said GEMS VP of Business Development Steve Fairbanks.
"We bring a wealth of experience to the team, in return they allow us to share their entrepreneurial energy and academic curiosity. At the end of the day we are all about sharing innovation," said GEMS President & CEO Eva Kohfeldt.
“We are excited to welcome Global Engineering Management and Support, Inc. as our latest partner in the Omega Envoy project. GEMS is a proven leader in spacecraft test and verification,” said ESI’s Chief Operating Officer Joseph Palaia. “We intend to leverage their unique knowledge, experience, and capabilities to help us ensure that our spacecraft function well in the harsh environments they will face. GEMS will greatly contribute to the success of our GLXP mission.”
About Earthrise Space, Inc.
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. 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.
For more information, please visit: www.omegaenvoy.org
About Global Engineering Management and Support, Inc.
For over 14 years Global Engineering Management and Support, Inc. (G.E.M.S.) has provided test equipment hardware and software for the space, DOD, and commercial industries including TPS design, test system fabrication, integration, and maintenance. As a leading supplier of automated test equipment and test program sets, G.E.M.S. services and products were used in over 70 successful satellite launches and 20 military programs. Operating in 26 states and four countries worldwide, the company is dedicated to providing clients with the most quality driven, highly-reliable, and cost-effective solutions in the market today.
For more information, please visit: www.global-ems-inc.com