Citizen, a Corporate Partner of ispace’s HAKUTO-R Program


Citizen and ispace, inc. (“ispace”), a lunar exploration company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, are corporate partners for the HAKUTO-R, the world’s first commercial lunar exploration program. As a key component of this partnership, Citizen will apply its Super Titanium™ material—pure titanium processed using Citizen’s proprietary surface-hardening technology—to titanium components used in the HAKUTO-R lunar lander and lunar rover. Selected by ispace’s engineers for its light weight and strength, titanium will be used for various mechanical parts in the HAKUTO-R lander and rover. As a lightweight, scratch- and corrosion-resistant material developed by Citizen for its watches, Citizen and ispace aim to use Super Titanium™ to improve the reliability and environmental resistance of the HAKUTO-R spacecraft’s titanium parts.