From: Moon Express
Posted: Thursday, November 29, 2018
Moon Express, Inc. is proud to announce its strategic partners supporting the company’s commercial lunar payload services. The teaming with veteran U.S. commercial space companies provides broad and deep technical capabilities and experience in spacecraft development, thermal engineering, flight software and payload management that compliments Moon Express and its plans to offer regular commercial robotic expeditions to the Moon beginning in 2020.
The Moon Express strategic partners unveiled today at NASA Headquarters are:
Sierra Nevada Corporation
Paragon Space Development Corporation
Odyssey Space Research, LLC
NanoRacks, LLC, Houston
“We are excited to partner with these amazing companies at the dawn of a new era of lunar and solar system exploration,” stated Moon Express founder & CEO, Bob Richards. “Each are entrepreneurial pioneers of commercial space bringing key capabilities to the table, and we look forward to working with them in offering robotic expeditions to the Moon for science, commerce and exploration.”
Moon Express, Inc. is a privately funded U.S. commercial space company founded in 2010 with the goal of providing low cost, frequent access to the Moon for science, exploration and commerce while seeking new resources to benefit Earth. The company is partnered with NASA under the Lunar CATALYST program and serves a global base of customers from its 72-acre Space Campus headquarters at Cape Canaveral with additional facilities at the NASA Kennedy Space Center. In 2016, Moon Express became the first commercial space company to receive U.S. federal government authorization for a private mission to the Moon. In 2017, Moon Express introduced its MX family of modular, scalable robotic exploration vehicles designed to collapse the cost of access to the Moon and other deep space destinations.
Moon Express began global expansion in 2018 with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Canadian Space Agency and the establishment of strategic partnerships with a number of Canadian space companies.
Moon Express and its partners are pleased to offer NASA an energized, experienced, and dedicated team of commercial space companies, led by some of the nation’s most dedicated and successful space entrepreneurs, in support U.S. space exploration goals to the Moon, Mars and beyond.
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