Japan’s Ispace exploration team made to one of the teams backed by Google in its Space Exploration program
Japan has decided to travel to the lunar orbital space with SpaceX team and then their team Ispace will continue to orbit the Lunar Orbital Space in their Lunar Lander from there, while SpaceX would continue their travel.
Japanese lunar exploration start-up Ispace said it has signed up for launches on Elon Musk’s SpaceX rockets in 2020 and 2021, it would be their first step towards searching for water availability service on and around Moon.
Japan’s ispace strikes deal with SpaceX for launches to the moon in 2020 and 2021 https://t.co/gTwpJqtbxg
— GeekWire (@geekwire) September 27, 2018
On making their trip to the Moon on their SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket, the Ispace team after landing would release two of their rovers to continue and pave paths for further expeditions.
Ispace to offer everyone as they would be providing services for Space Expedition related work
Ispace is up to offer the Government and Private clients to carry their payloads for expedition purposes, in search of water and possible colonization of Moon. As the SpaceX program is coming to the reality closer.
Can humans live on the moon? ispace is on a mission to find out– it's already signed up for 2 SpaceX launches pic.twitter.com/Ro4FNdwBnv
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) September 26, 2018
Last week at the SpaceX program base, the Japanese billionaire Yusaku Maezaw is believed to be the first person to be its part and will be traveling to Mars. The plan is tentatively set to happen by 2023
Among One of five teams that competed in a Google-backed prize to land spacecraft on the moon, Ispace was able to raise $90 million from investors including a state-backed fund, telecoms firm KDDI Corp and advertising agency Dentsu Inc.
Israel’s Space team also in, to travel to the Moon
Musk’s SpaceX Lands New Japanese Client for Lunar Rover Mission: The 42-year-old entrepreneur, whose net worth is about … SpaceIL — which is backed by the Israel Space Agency and billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson — plans to hitch a ride on… https://t.co/0vrUc3YftI pic.twitter.com/zBJMDt6mzH
— startupcrunch (@startupcrunch) September 26, 2018
Another participant in the Google competition, from Israel’s SpaceIL, plans to launch with SpaceX and land its spacecraft on the moon next February.