March 31, 2023
ispace is a global lunar resource development company with 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 of the Moon, 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 is 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,” says Helena Hedblom, Epiroc’s President and CEO. “We look forward to our continued collaboration to make the mission successful.”
“I am very pleased to sign this agreement with Epiroc,” says Takeshi Hakamada, Founder and CEO of ispace, Inc. “ispace is 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 its Luxembourg-based subsidiary ispace EUROPE S.A.
More information on Epiroc’s involvement in ispace’s lunar missions will follow over time.
Read more about ispace here.
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Epiroc is a vital part of a sustainable society and a global productivity partner for mining and infrastructure customers. With ground-breaking technology, Epiroc develops and provides innovative and safe equipment, such as drill rigs, rock excavation and construction equipment and tools for surface and underground applications. The company also offers world-class service and other aftermarket support as well as solutions for automation, digitalization and electrification. Epiroc is based in Stockholm, Sweden, had revenues of SEK 50 billion in 2022, and has around 17 000 passionate employees supporting and collaborating with customers in around 150 countries. Learn more at www.epirocgroup.com.