PRESS RELEASE EXTRACT
Today is a big day in Mars One history! Mars One is proud to say we have achieved a major milestone by securing lead suppliers for our first mission to Mars.
The mission, now scheduled for 2018, will include a robotic lander and a communications satellite. The Mars lander will be built by Lockheed Martin and the communications satellite will be built by SSTL.
Mars One Timeline
Mars One has made the decision to launch the lander and communications satellite in 2018, two years later than Mars One’s original schedule. Although we understand there may be some frustration with this change, we feel this new schedule provides time for the development for the two spacecraft and for student participation in STEM and university challenges. The first human mission is now scheduled to land in 2025. You can find our updated time line here.
You can read the full press release here.