International Lunar Decade

Build infrastructure in cislunar space and on the Moon to open the space frontier…

Moon Village and ILD at the EPSC2017

 

Dear colleagues We want to invite you to participate and submit abstracts for European Planetary Science Congress 2017 17–22 September 2017 in  Riga,  Latvia http://www.epsc2017.eu/ The intention of the European Planetary Science Congress 2017 is to cover a broad area of science topics related to planetary science and planetary missions. The programme of the congress will contain oral and poster sessions, and it will emphasize workshops and panel discussions in order to have a strong interaction between the participants.

The Scientific Organizing Committee of the EPSC2017 invites all planetary scientists to participate in the congress, submit contributions to the topical sessions and share their research with colleagues and friends. We look forward to welcoming you in Riga, Latvia.

Abstract submission deadline: 3 May 2017, 13:00 CEST http://www.epsc2017.eu/abstract_management/how_to_submit_an_abstract.html

We want to advertise in particular the following sessions: LSE3 Towards a Moon Village: Science & Innovation Convener: B.H. Foing The EPSC session “Towards a Moon Village: Science & Innovation” will address: – Recent lunar results: geochemistry, geophysics in the context of open planetary science and exploration – Synthesis of results from SMART-1, Kaguya, Chang’e 1, 2 and 3, Chandrayaan-1, LCROSS, LADEE, Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter and, Artemis and GRAIL – Goals and Status of missions under preparation: orbiters, Luna-Glob, Google Lunar X Prize, Luna Resurs polar lander, SLIM, Chandrayaan2, Chang’E 4 & 5, Lunar Resource Prospector, Future landers, Lunar sample return missions – Precursor missions, instruments and investigations for landers, rovers, sample return, and human cis-lunar activities and human lunar surface sorties – Preparation for International Lunar Decade: databases, instruments, missions, terrestrial field campaigns, support studies – ILEWG and Global Exploration roadmaps towards a global robotic/human Moon village – Strategic Knowledge Gaps, and key science Goals relevant to Lunar Global Exploration – The Moon Village is an open concept proposed by ESA DG with the goal of a sustainable human and robotic presence on the lunar surface as an ensemble where multiple users can carry out multiple activities. – Multiple goals of the Moon Village include planetary science, life sciences, astronomy, fundamental research, resources utilisation, human spaceflight, peaceful cooperation, economical development, inspiration, training and capacity building. Lunar science and exploration are developing further with new and exciting missions being developed by China, the US, Japan, India, Russia, Korea and Europe, and with new stakeholders. The session will include invited and contributed talks as well as a panel discussion and interactive posters with short oral introduction.

OEP4 International lunar decade – towards a self-sustaining space economy Convener: V.Z. Beldavs Co-convener: B.H. Foing http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/EPSC2017/session/26118  .

In mid-November, 2014 an international group gathered in Hawaii at the conference “Next Giant Leap: Leveraging Lunar Assets for Sustainable Pathways to Space” to issue the International Lunar Decade (ILD) Declaration. The central premises of ILD are:

  1. Economic use of space resources is a precondition for sustainable activities in space that do not generate profits by meeting needs on Earth. Space settlement requires living off the land.
  2. There is no business case for use of space resources and for a self-sustaining space economy. Markets for space resources do not exist. Technologies to mine and process space resources need to be developed. Even the legal right to use space resources within existing space law is questioned.
  3. Within a decade strategically directed international cooperation can build the basis for a self-sustaining space economy.

The ILD provides a framework for strategically directed international cooperation aimed at driving down the costs of activities in cislunar space and on the Moon as well as creating markets for space resources. If the ILD framework would be internationally adopted by 2020, then by 2030 the feasibility of a self-sustaining space economy could be demonstrated which would drive increasing private investment in space. Feasibility of a self-sustaining space economy would be characterized by an outlook for long term profitability of an increasing range of activities in space marked by declining costs of doing things in space, lower and more defined levels of risks, emerging markets for products made from space resources and a widening range of business opportunities in space. Governments operating within the ILD framework would agree on policies and measures that encourage the emergence of markets for space resources within a defined timeframe. Policies would guide international agreement on the granting of rights to space resources as well as for rules for the establishment of markets for space resources as well as policies to guide the use of infrastructure established in space. Measures would include the financing of strategic infrastructure, support for research and development of enabling technologies and innovation as well as guarantees and other incentives for business development, especially by small and medium-sized enterprises.

The space frontier will be opened through international cooperation and private – public partnerships. The emergence of a sustainable space economy will be marked by an increasing range of space activities financed through profits resulting from business in space rather than from taxpayers on Earth. Currently, the space economy generates over $400 billion. Given adoption of the ILD framework the space economy could exceed $1 trillion by 2030 and $10 trillion by 2050. The technologies developed for space could address climate change, planetary defense and other challenges and create increasing numbers of quality jobs on Earth and in space. The ILD is a framework for international action where all states, large and small, can cooperate to develop the promise of space.

MT12 Towards a Moon Village: Technology Foresight Workshop Convener: B.H. Foing  The interactive MoonVillage Technology Foresight workshop is intended to complement Moon Village Science & Innovation session with topics relevant to Technology Foresight: – Technology for precursor missions, instruments and investigations for landers, rovers, sample return, and human cis-lunar activities and human lunar surface sorties

– Technology Preparation for International Lunar Decade: databases, instruments, missions, terrestrial field campaigns, support studies – ILEWG and Global Exploration technology roadmaps towards a global robotic/human Moon village – Strategic Knowledge Gaps, and key Technology Goals relevant to Lunar Global Exploration – Technology preparation for the Moon Village with the goal of a sustainable human and robotic presence on the lunar surface as an ensemble where multiple users can carry out multiple activities. – Multiple technology goals for the Moon Village to support planetary science, life sciences, astronomy, fundamental research, resources utilisation, human spaceflight, peaceful cooperation, economical development, inspiration, training and capacity building.

The workshop will include invited and contributed talks as well as a panel discussion and interactive posters with short oral introduction, and strong interactive session.

OEP3 Planetary science and exploration outreach through Arts Convener: B.H. Foing Co-convener: E.T. Chatzichristou We propose an EPSC workshop describing recent art-science projects inspired by lunar and planetary science, and ongoing projects that can support exploration, outreach and dialogue with the society. Future Moon & Mars villages excite also the imagination of artists and citizens at large. We invite oral talks, posters describing artspace programmes or craft, as well as videos, performances or interactive multimedia presentations. Best regards Bernard Foing, Vid Beldavs, Eleni Chatzichristou

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