A space mining start-up backed with decades of industry experience and strategic partnerships.
We are leading the way in space mining by focusing on gas production to produce resources that will sustain life on the Moon and other planets along with producing Helium-3 for use in Medical and Energy industries on Earth.
We will produce resources responsibly with minimal disruption to the Lunar surface and without pollution, we will own and operate all mining and related vehicles and will operate with a 100% commitment to safety for all involved.
Our partnerships with customers and suppliers is what strengthens our purpose and enables us to contribute to human progress.
Shareholder returns is the #1 strategy (after safety), by achieving this we have achieved our purpose and have a commercially viable business with ongoing success.
Performance is important to our Under promise and Over deliver strategy, leading the way forward for resource mining is a tough challenge however achievable with our advanced mining technology.
Continued R&D will play a strong part in the companies continued growth which will enable us to remain at the forefront of space mining with new and innovative technologies ahead of the current time.
Meet the Advisers
"A strong team is important, we have created one of the strongest teams in the space mining sector which have real world experience rivaled to any other space mining company."
Adviser & President, Robotics in Space LLC
Dr. Gordon Roesler is an internationally recognized authority in the application of robotics technologies to space missions. He recently completed a second four-year term as a Program Manager at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, where he created and led the effort to provide robotic servicing to satellites already in orbit. That Robotic Servicing of Geosynchronous Satellites (RSGS) program will result in the first operational multi-mission robotic servicer when it launches in 2022. During his previous term at DARPA, 2002-2006, Roesler originated the Spacecraft for the Universal Modification of Orbits (SUMO) and Front-End Robotics Enabling Near-term Demonstration (FREND) programs. These programs provided the technical basis for the RSGS program, particularly the applicability of automated robotic operations for critical tasks. Other professional assignments have included the U.S. Department of Energy, Booz Allen Hamilton, SAIC, the University of Southern California, and the University of New South Wales. Roesler’s other research projects and accomplishments have included robotic naval vehicles, sensor systems, underwater acoustics, and renewable energy. He holds a Ph.D. in Physics from MIT and is a 1975 graduate of the U.S. Naval Academy.
Kirby Ikin has been involved in the space industry for more than 30 years and has done so as a space businessman, as a space entrepreneur, as an advocate for the space industry, and as a public advocate for space settlement and development. He is Chairman of the Board of the National Space Society (headquartered in Washington DC) where he succeeded Apollo XI astronaut Buzz Aldrin. He was the Founder and Chairman of the Australian Space Industry Chamber of Commerce (now known as the Space Industry Association of Australia). He has worked in various space businesses from attempts to establish a spaceport on the Australian territory of Christmas Island through to businesses developing satellite life extension capabilities. In 2012 he was one of the Co-Founders of Deep Space Industries, one of the original pioneering companies planning to harvest asteroid material for use in space. For ten years he also ran one of the ten largest space insurance underwriting businesses in the world (GIO Space) – a business he took from a $2m per year line of business and built into a $175m per year standalone business. Kirby lives in Sydney, Australia.
Mechanical Engineering (Mining & Design)
Joshua Letcher has experience working in various operational and technical roles within the African and Australian mining industry. He was the founder of Allotropes Diamonds and was responsible for its acquisition by Newfield Resources (ASX:NWF) and the Co-Founder of Mirrorplex Ltd, an exploration company exploring and developing lithium resources for battery production. As chief executive of Allotropes and Mirrorplex, Mr Letcher was responsible for the development of the projects from exploration to trial mining. Mr Letcher also served in the Royal Australian Navy as a Submariner and trained as a mechanical engineer.
Guidance, Navigation & Control (GNC)
George specialises in flight Guidance, Navigation and Control (GNC), vehicle dynamics, and systems engineering for high integrity systems. George has a Bachelor of Engineering in mechatronics and Bachelor of Science in computer science from the University of New South Wales.
Geologist (Exploration & Mining)
Richard brings over 32 years of experience in mineral exploration and mining in the gold and diamond sectors, primarily in Southern, Central (DRC) and West Africa (Sierra Leone), Nambia, Zimbabwe and South America (Brazil, British Guyana and Venezuela). Richard was appointed as a Fellow of The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (FAusIMM) in 2014 and is a competent person (CP) for JORC, NI 43-101 and SAMREC securities reporting. Richard is also a member of The Australian Geological Society (TAGS) and the author and co-author of seven publications in respected geological journals (available on request).
Mechanical Engineering (Nuclear)
Peter Hu has a Master degree in mechanical engineering and worked for leading energy company's, Areva and Sembcorp . He has more than 10 years’ mechanical engineering experience In Nuclear power and oil & gas and has been involved in many iconic projects globally, such as the largest EPR nuclear power plant and the largest oil processing platforms in the world. Peter currently serves as Director at Beta Energy, an Australian local renewable energy company which is mainly in large scale solar project installation and renewable energy development.
Mechanical Engineering (Aerodynamics)
Naren is an innovator, space enthusiast and enthusiastic about exploring the development of new technologies to solve meaningful problems. Naren is an experienced Mechanical engineer specializing in new product development, innovation management and R&D. He is a motivated self-starter and skilled in business planning & strategy and business development. Naren holds a master’s degree (in Aerodynamics & CFD) from University of Southampton and an MBA (specializing in Entrepreneurship and innovation) from University of Western Australia (UWA).
Commercial Space Law
Donna Lawler is a Co-Founder and Principal at Azimuth Advisory and is a member of the International Institute of Space Lawyers. She is an experienced commercial lawyer specialising in complex transactions in the space and telecommunications industries. Over almost twenty years in the satellite industry she has been an advisor to a range of commercial space organisations, including operators of cubesats, established operators of geo-stationary satellites and launch services providers. In particular, she has had key involvement in the build, launch and insurance programmes for six geo-stationary satellites on behalf of Optus and its parent company SingTel.
Andrew is a partner in the commercial law firm Hotchkin Hanly Lawyers with over 30 years’ experience in commercial matters. As well as his law degree, Andrew holds a BSc, and has retained his interest in, and passion for science and technology. Andrew’s experience is varied, having worked for private law firms (including premier national Australian firms), government and in-house (for BT Ignite in London), with experience covering the resources, mining services, technology and telecommunications, financial services, property and construction sectors. Andrew is excited to be able to bring this wide experience and passion for science and innovation to bear in realising the opportunities of this future industry. Andrew is also a member of the advisory board of Savic Motorcycles, an Australian company developing an electric motorcycle, due to launch in late 2019.
RYAN WILSON (Petty Officer RAN)
Mechanical Engineering (Systems)
Ryan has currently served in the Royal Australian Navy for 11 years and holds the rank of Petty Officer, Ryan has vast experience working with Collins Class submarines and specialised in refrigeration & air conditioning and hydraulics & phenmatic systems on Collins class submarines. Mr Wilson holds the qualification of marine system manager (msm) which puts him in charge of engineering spaces on-board submarines. Mr Wilson is also currently involved in the systems design process for the new A$50 billion Royal Australian Navy Attack-Class submarines.
Chemical Engineering (Mining)
Derrick is a graduate of Chemical Engineering from Curtin University of Western Australia and has specialized in processing plant design agglomeration and heat exchanger process for Bayer process of alumina refinery. Derrick has worked as an R&D Engineer under associate professor on natural gas process simplification via catalyst. He was involved in the latest state of the art Lanthanum based Perovskite Catalyst and its application on methane gas synthesis. Derrick currently holds a Directorship and is an owner of Beta Energy, an Australian renewable energy company and successfully completed numerous large scale renewable energy project.
senior Management Professional with 15+ years working experience as Program and Project Manager (PMP & PRINCE2),Service Delivery Manager (ITIL) and Engineering Manager (Systems Development Life Cycle -SDLC) leading large multi-disciplined teams and delivering projects between $20M - $200M. Strong focus on Continuous Improvement and Change Management has been fundamental in recovering troubled projects, controlling Scope Creep and improving Return on Investment (ROI). Domain experience includes Oil & Gas, Mining, Defence, Health, Utilities and Transit Systems.