March 20, 2018 1:42 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: 57
Co-Founder and Vice Chairman
Vice President of Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2017.

Moon Express Inc. Key Developments

Nasa Extends Agreement with Astrobotic Technology, Inc, Masten Space Systems and Moon Express

NASA is extending its agreement with a Astrobotic Technology, Inc. to work on lunar-landing technology. Astrobotic Technology Inc. was among three companies that had agreements extended with NASA to continue work on delivering cargo to the moon. Along with Masten Space Systems and Moon Express the Pittsburgh company's original three-year agreement was extended for another two years. NASA technologies have been incorporated into the partner spacecraft designs, and the companies like Astrobotics have adopted the agency's backbone framework for their flight software. Each company must fund or fundraise all of their own development, but NASA loans equipment and provides partners with technical expertise and access to test facilities. New milestones are planned with the extended agreements. In July, Astrobotics announced a deal with United Launch Alliance to send its Peregrine Lunar Landar on an Atlas V mission in 2019.

Moon Express Inc. Presents at Singularity University's Second Annual Global Summit, Aug-13-2017

Moon Express Inc. Presents at Singularity University's Second Annual Global Summit, Aug-13-2017 . Venue: Hilton Union Square, San Francisco, California, United States. Speakers: Bob Richards, President.

International Lunar Observatory Association and Moon Express Inc. Announces the Collaboration for the Delivery of the First International Lunar Observatory to the South Pole of the Moon in 2019

International Lunar Observatory Association (ILOA) and Moon Express have announced a collaboration for the delivery of the first International Lunar Observatory to the South Pole of the Moon in 2019 (ILO-1). Moon Express has been contracted by ILOA to develop advanced landing technologies supporting the mission. The ILO-1 will be landed on a 'peak of eternal light' at the lunar South Pole by a Moon Express robotic explorer system. The primary landing site under analysis is Malapert Mountain, a 5-km tall peak near the Aitken Basin region that is bathed in sunshine most of the time and has 24/7 direct line of sight to Earth as well as to Shackleton Crater for observation and communication. Moon Express will utilize the mission to explore the Moon's South Pole for mineral resources and water.

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