Moon Village Association

Consultation on the Moon Village Association Principles

Join the first step in implementing the Moon Village.

Join the first step in implementing the Moon Village.

  The Moon Village is a global community aiming to explore and use the Moon in a sustainable, open and peaceful manner. The Moon Village Association fosters the implementation of the Moon Village by providing a platform for collaborative global discussions and bringing together efforts from the private sector, governments, academia, and others. This vision includes space-faring and non-space-faring nations as well as the public, and offers an opportunity to play a role in this endeavor. The implementation of the Moon Village will be a major step forward for Humankind and for World Peace.   These Principles & Strategic Goals will be adjusted and updated from time to time. They were discussed and endorsed by the participants of the 2018 International Moon Village Workshop & Symposium, held on November 4-5, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. This version incorporates comments provided from this event.  

Moon Village Principles

The Moon Village is a global community aiming to explore and use the Moon in a sustainable, open and peaceful manner.   The Moon Village Association fosters the implementation of the Moon Village by providing a platform for collaborative global discussions and bringing together efforts from the private sector, governments, academia, and others. This vision includes space-faring and non-space-faring nations as well as the public, and offers an opportunity to play a role in this endeavor. The implementation of the Moon Village will be a major step forward for Humankind and for World Peace.   As an initial step toward its implementation, the following are the Principles for missions (“Missions” refers to space related projects; “Activities” do not involve necessarily hardware (i.e., research projects) and activities that embody the concept of the Moon Village:   Principle 1: Adhere to applicable international rules and agreements dealing with human activities in space – such as the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 – and conduct activities with thoughtful consideration and respect for the cultural heritage of humanity on the Moon.   Principle 2: Contribute to the emergence and establishment of broad, common standards for operational systems and their interfaces.   Principle 3: Make available sufficient information to allow scientific cooperation and engagement by the general public in the expansion of humanity to the Moon.   Principle 4: Advance the following Strategic Goals:  
  • Goal 1: Reduce the Cost and Risk of transport to / from Earth and the Moon, and within cis-Lunar space.
  • Goal 2: Improve Knowledge of the lunar environment and its use for scientific research.
  • Goal 3: Support the Economic Development of the lunar community.
  • Goal 4: Contribute new Paradigms to human society in terms of Culture, the Arts, the Sciences, Economy, Education, Governance and/or other fundamentals.
  • Goal 5: Develop and demonstrate Technology enabling cost-effective, reliable and safe robotic and human operations on the Moon’s surface and surroundings.
  • Goal 6: Develop and Build elements / systems that provide Critical Services for lunar missions and activities, such as navigation, communications, power, resources, etc.
  • Goal 7: Employ or establish and document open-source engineering Standards of broad applicability and/or usefulness.
The purpose of these Principles is to contribute in a material way to Moon Village “Coordination and Cooperation”, without recourse to international framework agreements and/or regulatory instruments.
Consultation period ended.