Intuitive Machines, LLC (“Intuitive Machines” or the “Company”), a leading space
exploration, infrastructure, and services company, and Japan-based robotics
company, Dymon Co., Ltd. (“Dymon”), have signed an agreement to fly Dymon’s
Yaoki rover on Intuitive Machines’ second mission to the Moon.
Yaoki is expected to be flown to the lunar south pole on board Intuitive Machines’
Nova-C lunar lander in the second half of 2023. After landing, Yaoki is expected
to deploy from Nova-C to demonstrate Dymon’s lunar mobility technology
designed by its Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Shin-ichiro Nakajima.
The agreement with Dymon leverages Intuitive Machines’ Lunar Access Services
and Lunar Data Services business segments to land the Yaoki rover on the Moon
and control it via secure lunar communications.