Long-term collaboration agreement signed with global lunar resource development company
EPIROC have signed a long-term collaboration agreement with ispace, a global lunar resource development company, that will involve Epiroc contributing technology and solutions for commercial Moon missions.
ispace have a long-term vision of supporting human life by providing lunar transportation and gaining a better understanding of the Moon’s environment and available resources. Initially, ispace will explore the lunar surface and collect relevant data, 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 are 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 Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s president and chief executive officer. ‘We look forward to our continued collaboration to make the mission successful.’
‘I am very pleased to sign this agreement with Epiroc,’ said Takeshi Hakamada, founder and chief executive officer of ispace Inc. ‘ispace are 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.’
Epiroc signed the agreement with ispace Inc. and their Luxembourg-based subsidiary ispace EUROPE SA. For more information on ispace, click here.