WASHINGTON – The company has been the financing of Mars One Liquidation, dealing with a great background on the quixotic goals of the enterprise of one-way human missions to Mars.
Mars One Ventures AG, the commercial Mars of the total Mars One attempt was made for 15 January in a Swiss-Basel Basel-Stadt civil court, by January 16 filing at the commercial program of the chain. The filing was first made public on February 10 on Reddit.
Offer the filing of small information about bankruptcy cases or how the company was liquidated. Bas Lansdorp, founder of Mars One, stated that the company was bankrupt, but did not provide additional details.
"We are working with the administrator and an investor to get a solution," he said in February 1
Mars One has an unusual structure with two organizations. The Mars Mars One is a non-profit organization responsible for achieving its goal in establishing a human human settlement on Mars. The other was Mars One Ventures AG, which had the exclusive rights to do the project through those of sponsorship sales and broadcasting rights, providing a share of that income to the Mars One Foundation.
Lansdorp State the bankruptcy filing that only affected the profit company, Mars One Ventures. However, with the fall of that company, the funding of the nonprofit foundation is insecure.
Mars One has provided a couple of financial updates since announcing Mars One Ventures in December 2016 after receiving it at InFin Innovative Finance AG, a former Swiss firm working on mobile payment technologies already traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The last update of shareholders at Mars One Ventures was published in June 2018, according to its website's investor relationship section. At the time the stock was suspended on the Frankfurt exchange, hoping it would be redeveloped in August.
Mars One has got headlines several years ago with plans to finance human missions privately to Mars, and those who have been chosen to fly those missions driving a one-way ride with no prospect of returning to the world. Mars One announced in 2012 on his plans that he hoped that people would be landing on Mars in 2023, after which he delayed not later than 2032.
D & # 39 , Mars One claimed that he could pull out the initial mission, with the first four-person crew of Mars in a land, $ 6 billion, a figure that provided the organization with details and criticism widely in the wider space industry so too low. Mars was only aiming to increase the funds for the mission by selling broadcasting rights, and state the great income generated for events such as the Olympics and World Cup.
There was a significant response from people who are interested in tackling those missions, even if Mars One happened. He claimed in September 2013 that more than 200,000 people were in place on the first round of astronaut selection. This figure did not apply only to those who started the process and those who actually completed the application forms were not included and paid the application fee. They requested more than a few thousand their actual applications, from which Mars One was selected 1,058 at the end of 2013 for further consideration.
By February 2015, Mars One was charged with the final number of visitors for the first time around 100 of them, they were involved in extra screens, including training at Mars simulation forepost. However, this training is delayed, and Mars One has not recently updated how it will continue with the spatial selection process.
Plans for robotic missions also suffered delays precursors too. Mars One's study contracts were awarded in 2013 to Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) to develop an orbiter to make communications relay, and Lockheed Martin for Mars nearby based on the design of the NASA Phoenix mission. However, activity on these projects has ceased in early 2015 after the companies finished their initial studies and did not receive funding for additional work.
Mars One announced in December 2016 that those missions, scheduled for launch in 2018, initially delayed 2022 on the west and 2024 for the orbiter, but no additional updates were given their development since then.
He asked on February 11 if he could provide news about the spatial selection process or other Mars One Foundation activities, Lansdorp replied, "There is no news from the foundation at present . "