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February 08, 2016 2:25 PM ET

Aerospace and Defense

Company Overview of Moon Express Inc.

Company Overview

Moon Express Inc., a lunar resources company, develops a series of robotic spacecraft that are to be sent on the moon for ongoing exploration and commercial development. It offers a lunar lander spacecraft, a robotic space vehicle capable of a multitude of applications that include delivering scientific and commercial payloads to the Moon at a fraction of the cost of conventional approaches. Moon Express Inc. was founded in 2010 and is based in Moffett Field, California with propulsion development and test facilities in Huntsville, Alabama.

NASA Research Park

PO Box 309

Moffett Field, CA 94035

United States

Founded in 2010



Key Executives for Moon Express Inc.

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Co-Founder and Chairman
Age: 55
Co-Founder and Vice Chairman
Vice President of Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

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.

Moon Express, Inc. Names Andrew Aldrin as President

Moon Express Inc. has named Dr. Andrew Aldrin as President, bringing his 20+ years of business leadership and policy experience in high-profile, aerospace companies to MoonEx as it undergoes accelerating growth on the back of rapid technological progress and business expansion. As President of Moon Express, Dr. Aldrin will be responsible for day-to-day operations for the company. Prior to joining Moon Express, Dr. Aldrin was Director of Business Development and Advanced Programs at United Launch Alliance (ULA) where he oversaw development of corporate strategies, business capture, senior customer relations and advanced program development for civil space markets.

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