Our partners are so important and we accomplish a lot together. Companies and organizations that take an active role in supporting ESF's efforts, go above and beyond the donation of cash and materials. These important contributors work in hand with our personnel to help us pursue the XPRIZE and further advance our company initiative.

Niceville, Florida

AISC develops a variety of tools for everyday aerospace engineering needs. Their focus areas are flight simulation, aerodynamic prediction and analysis, and performance determination. AISC is assisting ESF by performing spacecraft GNC simulations for lunar landing. 


Winter Springs, florida

CAMCAD Technologies uses top-quality off-the-shelf software and support to aid customers in assembling software packages that address the individual needs of their manufacturing processes. The company's dedication does not end at simply supplying software; their experienced team of experts is dedicated to providing customers with professional consulting services to simplify every step of the way, tirelessly working with them to resolve any and all challenges presented by the design and manufacturing process. This comprehensive toolkit makes the aid of CAMCAD's services a greatly advantageous resource to a broad spectrum of industries, and an especially invaluable asset to industries with niche production needs.  


Melbourne, florida

Founded at the dawn of the Space Race in 1958, Florida Tech is the only independent, technological university in the Southeast. The university has been named a Barron's Guide "Best Buy" in College Education, designated a Tier One Best National University in U.S. News & World Report, and is one of just nine schools in Florida lauded by the 2012 Fiske Guide to Colleges and recognized by Bloomberg Business Week as the best college for return on investment in Florida. A recent survey by Pay Scale ranks Florida Tech as the top private university in Florida for return on investment. The university offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Fields of study include science, engineering, aeronautics, business, humanities, mathematics, psychology, communication and education. Professors and students from Florida Tech will work in concert with ESF staff to design, analyze, build and test the team's lunar spacecraft. 

Orlando, Florida

The Florida Space Grant Consortium (FSGC) was formed in 1989, when NASA implemented the national Space Grant College and Fellowship Program. It is a voluntary association of seventeen public and private Florida Universities and colleges led by the University of Central Florida (UCF). The Consortium also includes all of Florida's community colleges, as well as the Astronaut Memorial Foundation, Space Florida, Kennedy Space Center. and Orlando Science Center. FSGC supports the expansion and diversification of Florida's space industry through scholarships, providing grants and fellowships to students and educators from Florida's public and private institutes of higher education. FSGC has provided interns and other assistance to ESF and continues to contribute to their projects. 

Orlando, Florida

The Florida Space Institute is part of a broad partnership that includes the Florida Institute of TechnologyBrevard Community CollegeSpace FloridaEmbry-Riddle Aeronautical University,Florida A&MUniversity of MiamiFlorida Atlantic UniversityUniversity of South Florida, andUniversity of Florida. Over the course of 22 years, FSI has conducted research and trained hundreds of students in the mechanics of building satellites, payloads and other space hardware and the science of launching them into space from facilities near the Kennedy Space Center.  It also works with NASA’s Florida Space Grant Consortium to provide students from additional state universities access to FSI resources. FSI has provided critical spacecraft test equipment in support of ESF's projects.

orlando, florida

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. GEMS personnel will work with ESF 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.

orlando, florida

Lippman Law Offices, P.A., is a professional law firm located in the heart of Orlando, Florida. The firm proudly serves the entire Central Florida area, while providing professional legal services, including for Earthrise Space, Inc.

HArwell oxford, united kingdom

RAL Space is based out of the United Kingdom and is part of the Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC). RAL Space has a close working relationship with the UK Space Agency and provides a wide range of services. These include but are not limited to research and technology development, space test facilities, instrument and mission design, and studies of science and technology requirements for new missions.

RAL Space is collaborating with ESF to develop the control system for the spacecraft that will deliver their rover to the Moon.

cape canaveral, florida

Space Florida is an Independent Special District of the State of Florida, created by Chapter 331, Part II, Florida Statutes, for the purposes of fostering the growth and development of a sustainable and world-leading space industry in Florida.

As the State of Florida’s aerospace economic development agency, Space Florida fosters bold economic development activities to expand and diversify domestic and international opportunities that support talent development, enhance infrastructure and support governments and organizations in improving the state’s competitive business climate.  Space Florida does this by supporting, assisting, facilitating and/or consulting on space industry related needs. 

Space Florida also develops, conducts, hosts and/or arranges educational services, summits, Conferences and/or programs relating to space-based scientific research and economic opportunities and incentives for space-related business, as well as recommends future requirements for aerospace workforce training and related skills.

Space Florida provides critical guidance and support to ESF.


Trelleborg Sealing Solutions is one of the world’s leading developers, manufacturers and suppliers of precision seals. It supports its aerospace, industrial and automotive customers through over 20 production facilities and more than 40 marketing companies globally. Within its portfolio are some of the longest established sealing brands, including Busak+Shamban, Chase Walton, Dowty, Forsheda, GNL, Palmer Chenard, Shamban, Skega and Stefa along with a large number of proprietary products and materials such as Turcon, Zurcon, Orkot, Isolast, Stepseal and Wills Rings.

Trelleborg is a global industrial group whose leading positions are based on advanced polymer technology and in
depth applications knowhow. Trelleborg develops highperformance solutions that seal, damp and protect in demanding industrial environments. The Trelleborg Group has annual sales of about SEK 22 billion, with about 15,500 employees in over 40 countries. The Group comprises three business areas: Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, Trelleborg Wheel Systems, and Trelleborg Engineered Systems. In addition, Trelleborg owns 50 percent of TrelleborgVibracoustic, a global leader within antivibration solutions for light and heavy vehicles, with annual sales of SEK 13 billion and about 8 000 employees in over 17 countries. The Trelleborg share has been listed on the Stockholm Stock Exchange since 1964 and is listed on the NASDAQ OMX Nordic List, Large Cap.www.trelleborg.com

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions, will provide sealing education, selection guidance and products for ESF's projects.

orlando, florida

With more than 50,000 students, the University of Central Florida (UCF) is the 2nd largest university in the nation by enrollment. One of UCF’s goals is to be the leading partnership university in America and, in that spirit, the college encourages corporate partners to collaborate in education, research and innovation.

Located in the Florida High Tech Corridor and aligned with Enterprise Florida and the Corridor’s existing and expanding industry sectors, the college provides undergraduate and graduate students with an unparalleled abundance of career opportunities. The students and faculty work closely with several companies in the Central Florida Research Park. The 1,000 acre park, next to UCF’s main campus, has more than 125 companies and 10,000 employees, including more than 800 UCF students and graduates. UCF’s corporate internship programs bring faculty, students and industry together to enhance the quality of their education and provide students with real-world experiences that prepares them well for high-tech careers.

UCF has joined ESF and the their projects to aid in the development and testing of the Lunar Rover. Several faculty and staff members have become involved in the project. Additionally, the UCF Business Incubator has provided office, lab and highbay space to support the project.

orlando, florida

Since its founding in Oct. 1999, the UCF Business Incubation Program (UCFBIP) has helped more than 200 emerging companies (including over 110 current clients) create over $500 million in annual revenue and more than 1600 new jobs with an average salary of $59,000. With nine opened current locations across 5 counties in Central Florida, the Business Incubation Program is a collaboration in economic development between UCFOrange County, the City of OrlandoSeminole County, the City of Winter SpringsLake County, the City of Leesburg, the City of SanfordOsceola County, the city of St. Cloud, the city of KissimmeeVolusia County, and the Florida High Tech Corridor Council.

The UCF Business Incubation Program provides client companies with the experience and insight needed to create successful companies through relationships it has created with its network of experienced entrepreneurs, professional service providers, economic development partners, small business service providers, university experts as well as a dedicated staff.

The UCF Business Incubation Program has graciously provided work space and other support for ESF.

central florida area

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. WCF prepares our community's residents for careers that meet local businesses' demands for today and into the future. WCF has provided critical assistance through identifying candidates for ESF positions, and providing paid internships.

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