Amersfoort, September 3rd, 2017 - Mars One releases revenue projections for the Mars One Foundation and its commercial arm, Mars One Ventures AG. The projections support the financial feasibility of Mars One's private human mission to Mars.
The Mars One Foundation (the Foundation) organizes the mission and the training of the candidate teams of Mars settlers. It does not act as an aerospace company: hardware for the mission will be built by third party established aerospace companies. The Foundation has a large community of followers and supporters, which will steadily increase as the mission progresses. The Foundation receives income from donations contributed by supporters, and a license fee from Mars One Ventures. The projections illustrate that the donations and the license fee fund the mission throughout the current Mars One mission timeline.
Mars One Ventures AG holds the exclusive monetization rights of the mission. It receives revenue from merchandise sales, Mars settler applications, advertisements on video content, broadcasting rights, and marketing-related sponsorships and partnerships. Mars One Ventures AG is forecast to be profitable by Q1 2019. It pays a 5% license fee on gross revenue to the Foundation. The projections document explains why these revenue streams are predictable and how they are based on historical performance and comparable situations outside of Mars One.
Bas Lansdorp, CEO and co-founder of Mars One, says: "We are delighted to release these projections. They support that Mars One’s growing community of loyal followers, advisers, suppliers, partners, and shareholders can fund the next giant leap for humanity."
Mars One's projections can be downloaded as a pdf file in this link.
About Mars One
About Mars One Mars One aims to establish a permanent human settlement on Mars. Before carefully selected and trained crews will depart to Mars, several unmanned missions will be completed, establishing a habitable settlement waiting for the first astronauts to arrive.
Mars One consists of two entities: the not-for-profit Mars One Foundation and Mars One Ventures AG. The Mars One Foundation implements, and manages the mission and owns the mission hardware. It also selects and trains the crews, and is building an ever growing community of experts and supporters that follow the progress of the mission and contribute to it.
Mars One Ventures holds the exclusive monetization rights around the Mars One mission. There are many revenue possibilities around the mission to Mars: merchandise, ads on video content, broadcasting rights, partnerships, Intellectual Property, events, games, apps, and many more.
For more information about Mars One, please visit www.mars-one.com.