DHL is to provide logistics services for Astrobotic, which is developing a ‘lunar payload delivery service’ with the aim of making the moon more accessible to the world.
It will manage the entire supply chain – ensuring that materials for the ‘new lunar lander’ and ‘space freight’ will arrive on time to be transported to the moon.
Airbus Defence and Space will also be supporting Astrobotic with initial engineering support.
“DHL has a proud history of connecting its customers to the world. Moon exploration is also a theme that has a special historical significance for us – DHL was founded in 1969, the year of the first moon landing. Today, we are excited to be embarking upon this incredible venture into the next era of logistics – beyond Earth and to the Moon. Having played a pioneering role in logistics for many years, we are looking forward to partnering with Astrobotic to open a new frontier in space, and to further developing lunar logistics in the future,” said Arjan Sissing, senior vice president, global brand marketing, Deutsche Post DHL Group.
“Today’s announcement marks a new era in commercial lunar activity. With Airbus Defence and Space, DHL, Aerojet Rocketdyne, and NASA, Astrobotic has built a team of legends. Make no mistake that Astrobotic has built a world-class team to make the Moon accessible to the world with the Peregrine Lander,” stated John Thornton, CEO of Astrobotic.