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Tucson, Ariz, April 1, 2024 – Expert geologist, John Corkery, is joining Lunasonde’s executive team as their first Vice President of Exploration, effective immediately. Lunasonde is the singular global commercial provider enabling resource exploration from orbit for Earth and space-based offerings. Corkery, a world-leading expert on mining rare earth and essential minerals was most recently at KGHM International and TBAY Explore, Inc.

Corkery’s experience includes identifying numerous mineral and element zones, overseeing mining exploration efforts, and creating geological maps and reports regarding mineral extraction and resource management. Corkery led the exploration of Platinum Group Elements (PGE), copper, gold, and other minerals at a range of companies.

“John is joining Lunasonde at a time of exponential growth and will be expanding our efforts for Earth-based and space-based exploration. We are excited about the foundational and entrepreneurial knowledge he brings and are looking forward to having him join the executive team as he works to expand our global portfolio,” said Jeremiah Pate, Lunasonde founder and CEO.

“I am honored to be partnering with Jeremiah and Lunasonde in a groundbreaking venture aimed at revolutionizing an entire industry. Our collaboration will bring forth innovative ideas and strategies that will completely transform the way people interact with their environment. By combining our collective expertise and vision, we are confident in our ability to create significant impact and reshape the future” said Corkery.

Corkery will oversee Lunasonde’s exploration strategy, leading the company’s mineral extraction interests and potential mineral resource acquisitions.


Established in 2018, Lunasonde is the world’s singular commercial provider enabling resource exploration from orbit.

Lunasonde specializes in delivering high-value solutions across an array of Earth-based and space-based industries. Our unique blend of geophysicist and aerospace engineers creates a synergy that propels our innovation to new heights.


We excel at finding and defining valuable resources on Earth and on celestial bodies—such as other planets and asteroids—through the utilization of advanced technologies, including development and deployment of our leading-edge satellites.


Our satellites are equipped with SAR, state-of-the art technologies, robotic systems, and our proprietary software. They are capable of imaging hundreds of meters underground, allowing us to identify, locate, and map valuable resources with unparalleled accuracy. They have the potential to discover vast quantities of precious metals and minerals while minimizing the environmental impact associated with traditional mining practices on Earth.


Our Earth-focused work reduces the need for extensive and expensive searches. Reaching beyond Earth's boundaries, Lunasonde is unlocking the untapped potential of space resources to harness the raw materials humanity needs now more than ever, thereby preserving our own planet's delicate ecosystem.


The company’s overriding goal is to create a better Earth for all through pioneering space exploration.


Lunasonde Inc.

6262 N Swan Road Ste 165

Tucson, AZ 85714

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