At Moon Express, we believe humanity is a multi-planet species that requires the development of lunar infrastructure and resources to achieve its goals of travelling to other planetary bodies. We believe that the development of these resources is mission critical and the Moon, functioning as a waypoint, needs to be developed strategically in order to ensure its pristine-state.
Moon Express will send a series of robotic spacecraft to the Moon for ongoing exploration and commercial development focused on benefits to Earth. Our first missions will land in a southern hemisphere location where hazardous landing risks are minimized. The purpose of these missions is to reduce the risk of the lunar journey and determine proof of concept of a low-cost, routine lunar landing.
Subsequent to our inaugural mission proving the safety and reliability of a lunar landing, our follow-on objective involves landing on a 'peak of eternal light' in the Lunar South Pole where favorable conditions exist for long duration missions as well as deposits of water and other valuable resources awaiting discovery. These missions will involve further perfecting the processes associated with landing on the lunar surface while exploring and evaluating the lunar surface for resources.
The Moon Express "lunar railroad" will provide cost effective exploration and development of Earth's eighth continent.
In the near future, Moon Express will be exploring the Moon for the potential of mining precious materials we need here on Earth, with the goal of returning lunar samples to Earth for science and commercial purposes.