California space mining robotics company OffWorld has established a European subsidiary in Luxembourg, headed by former ispace CEO Kyle Acierno.
OffWorld Europe will focus on the extraction and storage of oxygen and hydrogen from volatile elements and water deposits on the lunar surface.
Jim Keravala, OffWorld Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder, said: “I’m proud to welcome Kyle as the Managing Director at our newly established OffWorld Europe division to lead and build an incredible team of experts. He is very well-seasoned in the space sector, and I am certain his talent and expertise will propel our mission of advancing the boundaries of space exploration forward. We have been proving our AI and robotic systems with the mining industry on Earth and our goal has always been to eventually expand our services to other celestial bodies, so OffWorld Europe has really been years in the making and I am thrilled to finally open our doors.”
Kyle Acierno, OffWorld Europe Managing Director, commented: “I am honored to take on the role of Managing Director of OffWorld Europe and to work alongside an incredible team of experts dedicated to pushing the boundaries of exploration on Earth and in Space. Our focus on the extraction and processing of lunar volatiles combined with our cutting-edge autonomous robotic technologies will pave the way for a sustainable future for humanity beyond Earth.”