Greetings, my name is Nicolás González and I am a Manufacturing Engineering intern for the Omega Envoy team. I have been working on the tilt table project since December, primarily on ensuring that the construction and design of the tilt table meets and exceeds the state safety regulations set by Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA), and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA, the leading authority in Florida). It is important to note that whenever starting a project you check with your local governing safety authority.
Hello, my name is Kaltrin Gjini, I’m a new electrical and computer engineer for Omega Envoy. As a kid growing up, outer space always captivated me. I always wanted to become an engineer or scientist so that I can work with space related technologies. For that reason, working at NASA has always been my goal, but working at team Omega Envoy is as good as working at NASA because I have a greater opportunity to show what I can do so early in my career. How many engineers can say that that guy next to the lunar lander is me.
EARTHRISE SPACE INC. ANNOUNCES WORKFORCE CENTRAL FLORIDA AS A NEW PARTNER
Omega Envoy, the Floridian team that is competing in the Google Lunar X PRIZE (GLXP) is proud to announce that they have gained another high-quality partner – Workforce Central Florida. Workforce Central Florida (WCF) is the region’s workforce expert, an authority for workforce planning, programs, and the labor market. WCF connects employers to the largest pool of talent in the area and provides worker resources and training.
Yay, Spring semester of 2012 is here. I feel sorry for the interns and their classes.
Classes are starting up again and everyone's finishing up their last minute parties. Next week i'm expecting everyone to be working at the Earthrise Space, Inc. office. Once everyone starts working, i'm sure we'll make a lot of progress.
It's almost New Year's Day here at ESI. I wonder what's in store for us for 2012.
But before we rush into 2012, lets finish off 2011 with one last video and some wallpapers for our fans.
It's still quiet at the ESI office, well, except for Ruben and his experiments. Never leave aerospace engineers unsupervised. They might burn the place down. I've been spending the past few days organizing and preparing for new interns for Spring of 2012 and also working on designing the ventilation for the tilt table enclosure that we've been working on.
It's the near end of December and the end of 2011. The majority of the interns for Omega Envoy has left to spend the holiday with their family or has gone on a lengthy vacation. Luckily we have a few dedicated interns helping us finish the tilt table. Hopefully, after all the set backs, it'll all be done by mid-January.
So i've finally done it. I've finally graduated with my masters in mechanical engineering. I highly recommend doing your masters, as long as you complete it with your thesis.
Big changes are being made to the Omega Envoy Lunar Lander. The most noticeable change has been to the frame of the lander. We have updated from a simple cubic frame to a larger hexagonal prism frame. This shape will allow for better support of the rover, tanks, avionics, and everything else the lander needs to transport to the surface of the moon. The new design is currently going through finite element analysis.
Hello, my name is Eric Leavitt, and it’s my turn to write a blog post! As a senior graduating and heading off into the wild blue yonder, I’m doing my best to set things up such that whomever replaces me will have as much of a head start as possible. So I spent my day preparing an Excel spreadsheet that would automatically calculate many of the properties we are designing for on the Lunar Descent Vehicle. All my successor needs to do now is input a few key bits of data, and the spreadsheet outputs things like tilt angle limitations, suspension arm lengths, and various speeds and forces.
Twas the night prior to my first final, when all through ESI
Not a prototype was roving, not even the bath of lye,
The tools were hung by the pod bay door with care,
In hopes that Ruben would soon be there.
The interns were all holed up in their books,
Whilst visions of equations and concepts danced about their study nooks,
And Mnemosyne with her occasionally disconnected screen, and I in my jacket,
Had just filmed a video update without making much of a racket.
When out on the loading bay there arose such a clatter,