Return to the Moon: International Lunar Decade Workshop
Preliminary* Agenda and Scheduled Speakers
|Description/Topics||The “Return To the Moon – International Lunar Decade Workshop” at the International Space Development Conference in Toronto May 22,23,24 is a collaborative effort between the National Space Society and the Hawaii Office of Aerospace Development to follow up on objectives and a declaration developed at the Next Giant LEAP Conference in Hawaii in November of 2014. It also reflects the support of an International Lunar Decade Working Group which organized after the Next Giant Leap Conference and which is also providing presentation on the ILD campaign at many other scientific and space advocacy conferences during 2015. Workshop goals:
|Friday, May 22
The ILD Workshop will focus on ILD definition, lunar missions, and lunar economics.Saturday, May 23
The workshop will focus on international participation during the morning and the various phases of an International Lunar Research Park (ILRP) during the afternoon.
Sunday, May 24
What is The International Lunar Decade?
The International Lunar Decade Campaign intends to accelerate international collaboration for the purposes of furthering exploration of the Moon, a human return to the Moon’s surface to stay to learn to live and work on another planetary surface, and the beginning economic of the Moon as a part of the economy of the Earth Moon system.
A non-binding but collaborative international planning body of 14 national space agencies organized as the International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) is the broadest mechanism which currently exists for national space agency planning. Twelve of the 14 have developed a broad Global Exploration Roadmap which contains the foundations for an International Lunar Decade Campaign.
This ILD also advocates for an International Lunar Geophysical Campaign for 2017-2027. Scientific Goals have been presented by Groups such as:
The campaign included an Infrastructure Development Program. This program will enable humankind to affordably get to and stay at the Moon as well as operate in Cislunar space, and to move beyond exploration to economic development of in space resources found on the Moon, NEO asteroids, and the solar energy flux provided by the Sun. ILD infrastructure projects include:
The ILD campaign advocates for support of an Applied Science & Engineering Development Program to provide the tools to learn to live and work on another planet making the maximum use of affordable strategies such as use of Lunar Cube-sat-scale spacecraft and instrumentation, use of both national and commercial secondary launch opportunities, and the network of academic institutions which open participation to students and permit smaller national economies to also engage in lunar scientific exploration, engineering and technology development, and entrepreneurial activities on the frontier of Earth’ “Eighth Continent,” This campaign is intended also to support many such efforts in order to also develop a Moon 3.0 cislunar commercial markets that provides goods and services for customers which include not only national space agencies but academic, NGO, and commercial organizations.
The International Space Exploration Coordination Group
Is an organization formed by the 14 largest International Space Agencies
It includes several elements:
An International Lunar Geophysical Campaign
Infrastructure Development to affordably get to and stay at the Moon. ISECG GER Elements:
Low Earth Orbit (LEO)
An Earth-Moon Lagrange facility is a third-generation affordable long-duration Gateway and Research Station
Expanded Lunar Base