Tuxera Sponsors Hungary’s Team Puli Space to Land a Robot on the Moon as Part of $30 Million Google Lunar XPRIZE
- September 15, 2014 /
- by Karolina Mosiadz
Helsinki, Finland and Budapest, Hungary – September 15, 2014 – Tuxera Inc., the market leader in file system and streaming technologies, announced today a sponsorship agreement with Hungary’s Team Puli Space in its mission to send an unmanned robotic probe to the Moon. Team Puli is participating in the $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE, an unprecedented competition challenging privately funded teams to successfully land a spacecraft on the lunar surface that travels at least 500 meters and transmits high-definition video and imagery back to earth.
“The Google Lunar XPRIZE is a unique opportunity that will allow us to develop new technologies for routine spacecraft travels to the Moon,” said Dr. Tibor Pacher, Team Leader, CEO and founder of Puli Space Technologies. “We are exploring new frontiers and will bring quality services to investors interested in commercializing space. We are thrilled to have a company on board with the capabilities of Tuxera as their expertise will be an integral part of our future success.”
“Since the space race between the United States and Soviet Union folded in the mid 1970s, there has been just one soft landing on the Moon – by China. Governments are not taking us to the Moon anymore. We have to do it,” noted Mikko Välimäki, Tuxera CEO.
The value of the space economy is currently estimated at over $314 billion. The commercial sector, including space products and infrastructure, accounts for almost three quarters of this estimated revenue and is the major driver behind the research and development.
“We are very excited to partner with Team Puli Space in their quest to win the Google Lunar XPRIZE,” said Szabolcs Szakacsits, Tuxera President and CTO. “Together with Tuxera’s technical expertise and Puli Space’s top notch engineering team, we aim to make history with the first privately funded and engineered Moon landing.”
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About Team Puli Space
The mission of Puli Space Technologies is to develop new techniques required to routinely send spacecraft to the Moon, in an effort to explore new frontiers and provide quality services for forward-thinking investors interested in commercializing space. We aim to demonstrate our abilities by landing a self-made robotic probe on the lunar surface by 2015 as part of our quest to win the $30M Google Lunar XPRIZE. Our Moon probe will explore the nearby area of its landing site and send high-definition imagery and video recordings back to Earth. Based on the Google Lunar XPRIZE experience, independently of our result, we intend to become a prominent player in the growing space industry. Puli Space considers it a top priority to promote scientific thinking and encourage students to choose a career in the science disciplines. For more information, please visit http://www.googlelunarxprize.org/teams/team-puli.
Tuxera is the leading provider of file systems that allow music, pictures, videos and other content to be ported across mobiles, tablets, home entertainment, consumer, industrial or any other electronics. Tuxera’s industry-standard file system solutions for Android, Linux, Mac OS X and other platforms have hundreds of millions installations. Close collaboration with industry leaders ensures reliable compatibility and helps to set high standard in performance, low power use for embedded and mobile solutions. For more information, please visit www.tuxera.com.
About the Google Lunar XPRIZE
The $30M 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. For more information, visit http://www.googlelunarxprize.org.