Our Space Technology
Only a tiny fraction (~5%) of the Moon has been deeply surveyed so far, mainly due to the extremely rough terrain of the Moon’s surface. More than fifty years after the first human landed on the Earth’s closest neighbor, it still remains out of reach for exploitation and habitation. But, soon, this situation is about to change, with massive amounts of money being invested nowadays into lunar missions. These missions will be heavily based on robotics.
WeSpace Technologies is developing Autonomously Flying Robotic Systems, also known as thruster-propelled drones or hoppers, for a variety of lunar surface exploration missions. For the first time, with our robotic systems, accessibility to the underworld of the Moon, i.e. lava tubes and Permanently Shadowed Regions (PSRs) will be possible.
Our technology is indispensable to partners that want to explore the Moon and harvest its resources.
More specifically, our solution boosts data collecting and makes mapping the Moon more feasible. Our autonomous hoppers are enabling customers to map and mine the Moon.
Why is Lunar Technology Important?
The Moon has an abundance of precious natural resources and opportunities. These include:
- Abundant Water Resources
- Alternative Sources of Energy
- Valuable Scientific Information
- Rare Earth Elements
- Precious In-Situ Resources
- The Potential for Lunar Ark
While our Moon is only 3-4 days away, its surface presents true challenges to space explorers and investors. This is where WeSpace Technologies comes in.
Current Technology Status and Problem Statement
Rovers, the current vehicles, are used to traverse distances from the landing site. Through rovers, we can observe the terrain of a planet, gather important information about natural resources, and better understand planetary surfaces.
While these pieces of technology are common, they are lacking in some areas:
- Ground vehicles have limited mobility. Each vehicle has its own limitations which depend on performance characteristics such as gradability and obstacle negotiation capability. In other words, with the current technology, it is difficult to traverse steep or rough terrain. In addition, terrain with low bearing strength represents a mobility hazard.
- Ground vehicles can only cover small areas. Current planetary vehicles just don’t have the speed and mobility for long-range driving. This is primarily due to limited onboard autonomous capabilities for long-range driving in challenging terrains.
- Ground vehicles’ detection area is restricted to its close vicinity only.
In short, there is much to gain from lunar missions, therefore resolving the mobility on the Moon, which presents a major challenge to the current technology, buried in its great potential.
WeSpace Technologies has an innovative solution to the above limitations imposed by current rover technology.
WeSpace Technologies chooses to fly over the obstacles rather than struggle with each and every one of them.
Post-landing mobility in lunar exploration with our new method of mobility called “Land & Fly” mobility will then be changed forever. Benefiting from the modest gravitational acceleration of the Moon, thruster-propelled hoppers will carry out powered or ballistic flight arcs. This will make it possible to explore rough terrain and reach areas that have never been explored before.
Our family of lunar hoppers scouts much more areas than the traditional rovers, providing better and more efficient mobility, and will significantly improve the mapping capabilities of the Moon.
WeSpace Technologies is offering its customers a disruptive technological vehicle based on cost-effective pricing.
WeSpace Technologies’ vision is to become a leading enabler of lunar exploration technology.
Our Autonomously Flying Robotic Systems will perform a diverse set of lunar missions and retrieve valuable information about in-situ resources such as water, metals, and minerals. It will carry scientific and engineering sensors, search for habitation potential sites and, retrieve valuable data, for our customers’ needs, especially in hard-to-reach areas where nobody else is capable of doing so (e.g. lunar lava tubes and PSRs).
WeSpace Technologies’ mission is to provide cutting-edge deep-space technology, which will change the way we explore the Moon and other planets in deep space.
WeSpace Technologies aims to take a major part in the newly emerging space economy, for the benefit of humanity.
Our Business Model
WeSpace Technologies provides Lunar Exploration as a Service (LEAAS) and sells data and information. We offer Lunar Hopper Services to execute various missions for our customers.
Our solution fills in the gaps and will create a valuable and comprehensive database of lunar resources, which has never been done before.
Who are We?
WeSpace Technologies is a company comprised of innovative engineering, science, and creative business-focused team members.
Our team consists of our core leaders and our experienced engineering & science team.
Our CTO, Yigal Harel, served as the program director of the “Beresheet” lunar program – the first Israeli spacecraft to the Moon at SpaceIL.
Together we are making this next project a possible reality today!
Core Leadership Team
Formerly: Senior System Engineer at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Tel-Aviv University.
Formerly: Senior GNC Team Leader and Senior System Engineer at Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI).
PhD in Aerospace Engineering from Stanford University.
Dr. Ilan Cohn
More than 3 decades of experience as patent attorney, managing IP strategies and the use of IP in value creation for many hundreds of technology-based ventures. Also involved in founding and as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of private and listed companies.
Ph.D. in Biology from Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Shemer Sendak, the Company’s attorney is a seasoned attorney, focusinghis practice on corporate and securities law, hi-tech and mergers and acquisitions. Shemer has substantial experience, both in Israel and in the United States, in representing corporations from theirearly stage of formation, through fundraising, commercialization, corporate reorganization and sale and purchase of such entities.
Shemer's cliental spans from companies in the field of space,fintech, life sciences, e-commerce, food, technology, medical device, robotics and renewable energy.
Shemer is admitted to practice law in NY and Israel.
LLM from Washington University School of Law.
Michael Stoltz is a veteran fundraiser for various Israeli and U.S. non-profit causes, as well as an experienced communications professional with a background in media outreach, public relations, and social media marketing. In addition, he served as an advisor for the Government of Israel for 10 years, including in the Prime Minister’s Office, and has been involved as the volunteer director of media & public relations for the Mars Society for over a decade. Currently based in Chicago, Michael is a long-time advocate of space exploration and human space flight.
From the Press
Investing is SpaceTech is Here!
Massive investments are being made in the market of lunar exploration:
- 2020-2029 Government investment: $260 billion
- 2020-2030 Moon missions market: $42 billion
- 2020-2030 Moon surface missions market: $29 billion
It is forecast for 140 Moon missions until 2030.
Investment in space start-ups: $26.2 billion (2015-2020)