Launching a Fast Space Future through Lean Rocket Science. We 3D print thrusters and propulsion systems for space vehicles.
- Commercial Lander
- Commercial Sample Return
Transport Service (Re-Entry)
- 5) Concept
- First launch
For a couple of engineers, the Lunar and Planetary Science Conference in 2019 opened a window to a world, not too far away, where robots and astronauts alike routinely scoop jagged rock into flying canisters before making way for a mini-launch, sending home the precious samples 130 grams at a time.
A new wave of lunar exploration is just getting underway in this scenario. Researchers figuring out how to make habitats out of lunar regolith, the abrasive dust and sharp rocks of the surface, still work back on Earth. They’re eager for samples from a range of collection sites - almost as eager as planetary scientists, who think the Moon, preserved without weather to erode it, could reveal discoveries about the history of the solar system.
While pursuing this vision, we drew a conclusion that could be pivotal for our small company. We believe there could be a sustainable multi-flight market for lunar sample return in the near-term immediate future. And could this be the very first step in bringing back wealth from other worlds?