Monday, July 27, 2009

Odyssey Moon LTD gets serious

Common Spacecraft Bus, under development at NASA Marshall, is the Ford T-Model for a future lunar precursor robotics in need of standard "Quick Change" unmanned landers for a wide variety of mission needed before "extended human activity on the Moon." Now Google Lunar X-Prize competitor Odyssey Moon is reportedly teaming up with industry, and will use the CSB as model for it's planned "M-1" lander.

Joining the Odyssey Moon venture is:
• Near Earth LLC: a leading investment bank specializing in satellite, media and telecom
• The Brand Union/WPP: one of the world’s largest marketing and communications companies
• Aon International Space Brokers: the leading global space risk advisor and provider of space related insurance
• Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP: a leading global law firm experienced in telecommunications and space

“This is a power house team, a dream team,” said Dr. Robert (Bob) Richards, Odyssey Moon’s CEO. “We are combining the very best from the global satellite industry with the very best of the space exploration community to make this company and its historic first mission a success.”

“Odyssey Moon’s team now includes world-class leaders from the areas of finance, insurance, law, marketing, communications, advertising, and technology,” said Odyssey Moon chairman Dr. Ramin Khadem. “Each of these are esteemed firms that have been highly successful in their own right and now for the first time they have come together to support our lunar venture.”

"Odyssey Moon has also announced the addition of veteran investment banker Ms. Carol Goldstein to its executive team. With a career spanning 25 years on Wall Street specializing in financing and corporate transactions in the commercial satellite and telecommunications industries at ABN AMRO and Morgan Stanley, Carol is leading the company’s financial activities focused on its fundraising requirements. “I am very excited to be working with this world class group,” she said. “While providing attractive returns to investors, Odyssey Moon creates new opportunities for public and private companies in lunar science, exploration and commerce."

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