Intuitive Machines extends its warm congratulations to the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for joining the esteemed group of nations by becoming the 27th country to sign the Artemis Accords. The significant development comes as Intuitive Machines looks forward to the agency’s Chandrayaan 3 mission to the Moon, marking another milestone in India’s growing space exploration capabilities. The synergies between the United States and India in space exploration highlight the power of international collaboration and open access to the Moon. The United States and India have previously collaborated on space missions, including the Chandrayaan-2 mission, which celebrated significant success milestones on the Vikram lander’s journey to the lunar south pole.
President and CEO of Intuitive Machines, Steve Altemus, expressed his appreciation for ISRO’s commitment to advancing space exploration and promoting peaceful cooperation. He stated, “We commend ISRO for joining the Artemis Accords, which serve as a framework for international collaboration and responsible exploration on the Moon and beyond. ISRO’s participation strengthens the foundation of global partnerships, enabling us to collectively explore new frontiers and expand our understanding of the universe.”
Driven by the conviction that space exploration is a shared human endeavor, Intuitive Machines strives to create partnerships across the industry and the globe. These partnerships not only foster innovation and advancement but also allow for the diversity of the human experience to be reflected in the frontier of space. In partnership with Kush Patel of Relative Dynamics, Intuitive Machine’s lunar lander Nova-C is scheduled to carry a commemorative plaque honoring Pramukh Swami Maharaj, an Indian spiritual leader who championed the universal human value of selfless service. Such cultural engagement between nations and corporations allows for the development of shared values, shared efforts, and shared responsibility in the shared human pursuit of space exploration.
Emphasizing the importance of collaboration, Altemus said, “The opening of access to the Moon is a collective endeavor that requires the unity of nations and the participation of commercial entities. We wish ISRO great success in its upcoming mission, as its achievements will benefit the entire global community and inspire future generations of explorers.”
With ISRO’s Chandrayaan 3 mission on its way to the Moon, Intuitive Machines eagerly anticipates the scientific advancements and new insights that will emerge from the ambitious endeavor. As we collectively embark on the journey to the Moon and beyond, it is through cooperation and shared goals that we can truly expand our understanding of the cosmos.