To Mine the Moon, Private Company Moon Express Plans to Build a Fleet of Robotic Landers – The Verge

To Mine the Moon, Private Company Moon Express Plans to Build a Fleet of Robotic Landers

Today, private spaceflight company Moon Express unveiled its grand plans to build a robotic outpost on the South Pole of the Moon as early as 2020. To do this, the Florida-based company wants to create a new class of spacecraft, called the MX Robotic Explorers, to land and deliver payloads to the lunar surface. The ultimate goal is to have permanent robots on the Moon that can mine the pole for water and minerals — resources that can then be sold for profit.

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