Epiroc teams with ispace for moon missions

OEM Epiroc has signed a collaboration agreement with global lunar resource developer ispace that will see the company contributing its technology and solutions for commercial missions to the moon.

The Luxembourg-based partner company is planning to provide lunar transportation and gain a better understanding of the moon’s environment and available resources. It will initially explore the lunar surface and collect relevant data of the moon, and as part of that effort ispace and Epiroc are partnering to develop technology and commercial solutions to be used as early as 2024.  

“Epiroc is very excited to collaborate with ispace to develop and provide technology and solutions together to begin exploring the moon’s surface with the ultimate goal of supporting and expanding human life in a sustainable way,” said President and CEO Helena Hedblom.

Added ispace founder and CEO Takeshi Hakamada: “ispace is pioneering the Cislunar ecosystem to open new opportunities for governments and industry players. Our collaboration to develop technology and solutions in the field of space resources in a sustainable and responsible manner for future lunar missions is another step to realizing ispace’s vision.” 

Source: Epiroc

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