Moon to Mars Trailblazer Initiative Stage 1

Moon to Mars Trailblazer Initiative Stage 1


Australian Government Department of Industry, Science and Resources & Australian Space Agency




Prime Contractor


15 Months

EPE & Lunar Outpost Oceania Consortium Selected to Participate in the Australian Space Agency’s Moon to Mars Trailblazer Initiative, Expanding International Space Relationship between US and Australia
L to R : Ben Sorensen, EPE Director of Innovation & Commercialisation | Enrico Palermo, Head of the Australian Space Agency | Senator Bill Nelson, NASA Administrator | Pamela Melroy, NASA Deputy Director | Dr Megan Clark AO, Chair Australian Space Agency | Aude Vignelles, CTO Australian Space Agency | Justin Cyrus, Lunar Outpost Founder ; CEO

The Consortium will design critical autonomous lunar mobility and excavation solutions for the Trailblazer Initiative. Co-led by EPE and Lunar Outpost Oceania, the Consortium brings U.S.-based Lunar Outpost, a global leader in commercial planetary mobility, with significant experience leading multiple successful cislunar space missions and collaboration with NASA Artemis program, together with Australia’s EPE, a Queensland-based SME specialising in robotics, autonomous systems, system integration and translation of technology in collaboration with Research and Defence organisations.