Astroscale Signs With Astrobotic Technology To Deliver Lunar Dream Time Capsule
Pittsburgh, 17th February 2014 – Singapore-based ASTROSCALE PTE. LTD. has contracted with Astrobotic Technology to send the Lunar Dream time capsule on its October 2015 lunar mission. The time capsule contains the popular Japanese sports drink, Pocari Sweat, which is sold across Asia and in much of the Middle East. The first commercial beverage to be delivered to the Moon’s surface, the Lunar Dream time capsule will be placed on the lunar surface by Astrobotic’s Griffin lander after it touches down in the Lacus Mortis region of the Moon.
Astrobotic offers affordable, high-capability space missions as a service by integrating multiple customer payloads with shared infrastructure. “We are delighted that ASTROSCALE has chosen Astrobotic to deliver its lunar payload,” said John Thornton, Astrobotic’s CEO. “Our services are optimized for customers seeking the simplicity of point-to-point delivery, and our price is the lowest in the market. Astrobotic leads the market in establishing affordable lunar access for companies, universities, and governments.”
To learn more about Astrobotic Technology and its payload delivery services, visit astrobotic.com
ASTROSCALE’s corporate mission is to address the growing threat of space debris by incubating removal technologies while arousing a passion and excitement for space exploration among people around the world. In order to make the space more approachable for people, the company provides technology support as well as the global alliance necessary for private companies to be involved in space missions.
To find out more about ASTROSCALE, visit astroscale.com
Developed in Japan in 1980 as a nutritious, drinkable I.V. solution to hydrate human body, the health drink is now expanding its popularity outside of Japan to East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.
Pocari Sweat Official Site
Further details about the mission will be available in mid May 2014.