The X PRIZE Foundation
The mission of the X PRIZE Foundation is to cause radical breakthroughs in space and other technologies for the benefit of humanity.
On October 4th, 2004, the X PRIZE captured world headlines when Mojave Aerospace led by Burt Rutan and Paul Allen built and flew the world’s first private spacecraft to the edge of space to win the $10 million ANSARI X PRIZE.
Because of the dramatic nature of the achievement, the X PRIZE Foundation is now widely recognized as the leading model for fostering innovation through the use of competitions.
Armadillo Aerospace is a leading developer of reusable rocket powered vehicles; focused on VTVL (vertical takeoff, vertical landing) suborbital research and passenger flights, with an eye towards eventual paths to orbit.
Founded in 2000, Armadillo has an unequaled experience base with over one hundred flight tests spread over a dozen different vehicles. Armadillo has done work for NASA and the Air Force, and flown vehicles at every X-Prize Cup event. Armadillo performed the very first flight under the new FAA/AST experimental permit regulatory regime, and we have made over a half dozen more permitted flights since then, all fully insured and observed by on-site AST personnel.
ESL develops, manufactures and integrates advanced, high-performance defense electronic and electro-optic systems for customers throughout the world. The Company focuses on designing, developing, manufacturing and integrating command, control, communication, computer, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR) network centric systems, including unmanned vehicles, for defense and homeland security applications. ESL also performs upgrade programs for airborne, land and naval defense platforms. Moreover, the company develops and manufactures systems and aero structures for the commercial aviation market.
Velocity Aircraft provides airframe parts and sub-assemblies, design support, and technical assistance to allow amateur aircraft builders a way to build their own 4-place, modern, high performance, and efficient general aviation aircraft – known simply as “the Velocity”.
Celebrating its 20th-year of providing the “Wright” stuff, Velocity Aircraft has delivered over 675-Velocity aircraft kits to customers worldwide. Velocity Aircraft offers two cabin models with a wide range of available options. The factory and its associated Velocity Service Center are located in Sebastian, Florida.
General aviation aircraft owners are turning to established companies like Velocity Aircraft to provide aircraft with exceptionally comfortable, 200-mph plus, long-range performance at a fraction of the cost of traditional certified aircraft models.
Orad Hi-Tec Systems is a world leading provider of real time 3D video graphics solutions, including; news, channel branding, sports production and enhancement, special events, virtual studios, and virtual advertisement. Orad’s compelling solutions streamline production workflow, enhance viewer experience and improve production value.
Founded in 1993, Orad is a public company listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (OHT). For more information, visit http://www.orad.tv/
Maryland Advanced Development Laboratory
URF’s Maryland Advanced Development Laboratory (MADL) Division focus is on laboratory and prototype activities in the areas of: Aviation, Computer Science, Atmospheric Physics, Electro-Optics, and Radar and Infrared Sensor Technology.http://www.urf.com/