WASHINGTON – a company that was supposed to finance Mars One, was liquidated due to major shortcomings in the company's quixotic tasks related to one-way human missions to Mars
Mars One Ventures AG, Commercial Mars All One Effort was liquidated on January 15th. Basel-Stadt in a Swiss cantonal civil court filed on 16 January by the cantonal commercial register. The first publication was published on February 10th. Reddit
. Bas Lansdorp, founder of Mars One, confirmed that the company went bankrupt but provided some additional data.
"We're looking for a solution with an administrator and an investor," he said on February 11th. but he said he could not publicly discuss the status of these efforts at the moment.
Mars has an unusual structure involving two organizations. One of them is the Mars One Foundation, a non-profit organization responsible for its goal of creating a permanent human life in Mars. The other was Mars One Ventures AG, which had exclusive rights to the project, such as the sale of sponsors and broadcasting rights, part of which to the Mars One fund.
Lansdorp emphasized that the bankruptcy proceedings affected only the profit-making Mars One Ventures. However, after this company collapsed, the financing of the non-profit fund is unclear
Mars One has made several financial updates since 201
Mars A few years ago, headlines were raised to fund private missions to Mars. missions, which are committed to one side without the prospect of returning to Earth. In 2012 In his report on his plans, Mars One said it was expected that in 2023, People will go to Mars and later it will be no earlier than 2032.
Mars One said it could withdraw its initial mission during the first four-person landing in Mars for $ 6 billion. Mars One plans to increase mission funds by selling broadcasting rights, with high earnings from events such as the Olympic Games and World Cup
. if Mars one too increased these numbers. 2013 September. She claimed that more than 200,000 people had applied for their first astronaut selection phase. However, this figure applies only to those who started the process and did not include those who actually filled in the application forms and paid the application fee. No more than a few thousand actually completed their applications, of which Mars 2013 At the end, she chose 1 058 additional readings.
By 2015 February. Mars One reduced the number of finalists to the first astronaut tour to 100 who took part in additional checks, including training in the simulated Mars forpos. However, this training was postponed, and Mars One did not provide up-to-date data on how it will continue the astronaut selection process
. Mars One 2013 Awarded Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd. (SSTL) study contracts to create an orbit to serve as a relay relay and Lockheed Martin for Mars lander based on NASA's Phoenix mission design. However, the activities in these projects were suspended in 2015. Initially after the companies completed their initial research and did not receive any additional work
Mars One December. Announced that these missions, which were originally scheduled for 2018 late in 2022 and 2024 orbiter, but since then their update has not been updated.
Asked February 11, If he could provide news about the astronauts selection process or other Mars single fund activities, Lansdorp replied, "There is no fund now available."