April 26, 2017 6:39 PM ET

Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of Moon Express Inc.

Company Overview

Moon Express Inc., a commercial space company, manufactures a series of robotic spacecraft that are sent on Moon for ongoing exploration and commercial development. It offers MX-1 commercial lunar lander, a robotic space vehicle capable of various applications, including delivering scientific and commercial payloads to the Moon. The company serves NASA. Moon Express Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Cape Canaveral, Florida with propulsion development and test facilities in Huntsville, Alabama.

100 Spaceport Way

Cape Canaveral, FL 32920-4000

United States

Founded in 2010



Key Executives for Moon Express Inc.

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Chairman
Age: 56
Co-Founder and Vice Chairman
Vice President of Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

Moon Express Inc. Key Developments

Moon Express, Inc. Signs Contract with Rocket Lab to Launch Three Moon Express Robotic Spacecraft to Land on the Moon Starting in 2017

Moon Express Inc. announced it signed a contract with Rocket Lab on Sept. 30 to launch three Moon Express robotic spacecraft to land on the Moon starting in 2017. Under the launch services contract, Rocket Lab will use its Electron rocket system to launch three missions of Moon Express' MX-1 lunar lander spacecraft. The MX family of flexible, scalable spacecraft/landers are capable of reaching the lunar surface from Earth orbit on direct or low-energy trajectories. The breakthrough robotic space vehicle offers multiple applications, including delivery of scientific and commercial payloads to the Moon at a fraction of the cost of conventional approaches. Two launches of MX-1 have been manifested with Rocket Lab for 2017, with the third to be scheduled at a later date. Moon Express has the option of launching from Rocket Lab's private launch range in New Zealand or from an American range.

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