About i7 Engineering
i7 Engineering is an engineering firm specializing in the development of advanced electrical, mechanical, software and autonomous robotic systems, primarily for the aerospace and defense industries. Our multi-disciplined staff include engineers, scientists, production experts, and technicians, representing virtually all design disciplines.
In 2010, prior to i7's formation, i7 engineering's founders were contracted to design and construct electrical systems for the Red Bull Stratos Project. Their team developed the remote-control, solid-state, space-rated electrical systems, which successfully provided power and control for life-support, cameras, telemetry and many other vital systems. The project was designed to transport skydiver Felix Baumgartner to the edge of space, to be the first skydiver to break the sound barrier while in free-fall from an extreme altitude, which he accomplished October 14th, 2012 falling at over 843.5 mph from 127,852ft.
On February 22nd, 2013, the FAI officially confirmed the 3 world records claimed by Felix Baumgartner for Maximum Vertical Speed, Exit Altitude and Vertical Distance of Free-fall. By achieving these world records, Felix adds his name to the list of FAI world record holders which includes such prestigious air sport personalities as Charles Lindbergh, Yuri Gagarin and, more recently, Bertrand Piccard and Steve Fossett.
i7 Engineering is currently developing many advanced robotic and manned vehicles for land, air, sea and space. Our engineers are also developing advanced technologies to explore the lunar surface competing for the Google Lunar X Prize. The GLXP is an international moon exploration challenge organized by the X Prize Foundation and sponsored by Google, to land a robotic craft on the lunar surface, to travel at least 1,650 feet (500 meters) and send data and high definition images back to Earth. The first privately funded team to do this by Dec 31st, 2015, will receive the $20 million grand prize.