Any space-faring nation seeking to explore and settle the Moon will at least double the productivity of its lunar missions if they purchase the propellant needed to refuel their landers for return to Earth from ISRU plants on the Moon. The excavator is key to early ISRU because its solar power makes it suitable for exploiting the volatiles that are believed to exist in easily accessible locations outside crater floors. Polar volatiles eventually will be exported to Earth orbit where multiple commercial markets will be served. Low Earth orbit spacecraft, especially government and private space stations, can use them for orbit reboost. Commercial communications and remote sensing satellites can be delivered to low orbit, then be lofted to high orbits via reusable transfer vehicles fueled by lunar propellants. By eliminating the mass of the upper stages now employed to reach geosynchronous and other high orbits, these satellites can become heavier and more productive, or they can be launched on smaller and less expensive boosters. Small excavation robotics have commercialization opportunities in earthworking equipment. In terrestrial construction, small excavation machines are specialized for work in tight spaces, but even the smallest are still on-board human operated. Further minimization of machines can be achieved via teleoperation and autonomy, with the added benefit of enabling work in dangerous confined environments without risking the operator's life. Astrobotic Technology intends to develop the lightweight robotic excavator into several flight missions, selling its services to NASA on a per-task basis or proposing the excavator for NASA-operated missions. The initial mission will demonstrate delivery to a precursor ISRU processing plant and characterize the forces and time required to remove the dry overburden that protects polar volatiles in periodically illuminated regions. This is a crucial step in gathering the data required to determine whether propellant production from polar volatiles will be cost effective. Because solar power is available for this location at certain times of the year, a commercial approach is feasible -- no isotopes are required. Assuming propellant production from polar volatiles is economically justified, then Astrobotic excavators will be integral to the process. The excavator also will support scientific missions, because its precision control over digging depth will make it the first choice for revealing the regolith stratigraphy at investigative sites.