Industry Deep Dives: Incorporating the Moon into Earth's Economy
Tuesday 22 October 2019, 15:55 – 16:05
Location: The Walter E. Washington Convention Center – Grand Ballroom A
iSpace is a lunar exploration company with a vision to extend human presence to outer space. The company is developing a small commercial lunar lander and miniature lunar rovers to delivery customer payloads to the Moon and explore the lunar surface. iSpace aims to be a vehicle for companies on Earth to access new business opportunities on the Moon and ultimately incorporate the Moon into Earth’s economic and living sphere. The company will deploy rovers to locate and extract water from the lunar surface, and eventually, utilize the water as a source of fuel and life support, enabling people to live and work on the Moon and allowing for a cis-lunar economy to thrive. The company will land its first lander on the Moon in 2021 as part of its “HAKUTO-R” program—the world’s first commercial lunar exploration program.