MVA participation in UN-COPUOS

August 27: Side Event organised by MVA - The Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activities - Status/Perspectives Event for COPUOS delegations only. August 30: MVA Technical PresentationFor more info see the UNOOSA website

MVA – LSA webinar: Space Resources – through the lens of Scientific and Commercial key players (Non-space actors go to the Moon series)

Goal The goal is to address the capabilities and opportunities Space Resources-related industries have to offer, meeting companies with wide range of vision; to identify what to expect and what more to know; to learn how can research nurture the economic perspective. Tentative topics to focus on: Cheering of non-space industries’ involvement in the Moon-related activities, identification of those industries (mining, architecture, robotics, energy …)Finding mutual benefits for space and non-space industries cooperation in the context of the Moon resources exploration & utilizationEconomic expediency and commercial opportunities for non-space industries to invest in new developments aiming at a “dual use”…

GEGSLA Public webinar – Towards Sustainable Lunar Activities

The first GEGSLA Public Webinar – Towards Sustainable Lunar Activities, will take place September 30 at 15:00 CEST to inform the public about the recent developments of the group. It will illustrate planned lunar missions for 2022, address scientific considerations, and discuss urgent sustainable lunar exploration and utilization issues. This event will be a unique opportunity to learn more about how GEGSLA and its recently formed subgroups (on Information Sharing; Safe Operations and Lunar Environmental Protection; Compatibility and Interoperability; and Responsible Governance) work together towards a new era of lunar exploration and utilization. Agenda Introduction to the Webinar (Giuseppe Reibaldi…

MVA Architecture WG webinar – An Update on Moon Village Architecture Studies: An OASIS at the South Pole

Description: During 2020-2021, the MVA Architecture Working Group has been conducing a ‘case study’ of a potential ‘first human lunar outpost’ to be operational at the Moon’s south polar region by 2045. Significant progress has been made in these studies and will be reported at the upcoming International Astronautical Congress (IAC 2021) in Dubai. This webinar will provide MVA members a preview of the work-to-date that will be reported this fall. It will also discuss future plans for the study and the working group. A status report on the MVA Evolution Team (based in Japan) will also be presented. The…

MVA Participation on RUDN University Space Week

MVA President, Dr. Giuseppe Reibaldi, will be participating in the RUDN University Space Week with the presentation "Moon Village Association contribution to sustainable lunar activities", on October 5. RUDN University Space Week October 4-7, 2021, the University will host RUDN University Space Week for the first time. A series of panel discussions with prominent representatives of the space science will be organized within 4 days. In 2021, despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, there was a boom in space activities: the landing of the Perseverance rover on Mars, the launch of the first module of the Tiangong space station, a series…

MVA & WSWA webinar – Woman on the Moon: Bridging the Gender Gap

As we move closer to the realization of the Moon Village and supporting a Moon Village Generation, our vision encompasses the idea of bridging the gender gap.  Together with the @World Space Week Association, we are organizing a webinar as part of their Women in Space series and our consistent efforts to promote diversity and equality in the Moon Village vision.  Join us October 7th at 19:00 CEST to hear from incredible pioneers from South Korea, Nigeria and the United States. We will be talking about sending the first woman on the Moon, and what kind of an impact empowering…

MVA GNF at the IAC 2021, Dubai – Sustainable Lunar Activities – The way-forward

The Panel will discuss current issues related to achieving sustainable lunar activities. In particular the Global Expert Groupon Sustainable Lunar Activities (GEGSLA) initiated by the Moon Village Association will be presented. GEGSLA has beencreated to derisk future missions and increase international cooperation by defining common level playing field for futurelunar missions. GEGSLA is composed of multi stakeholders experts from government/space agency, industry, academia, civilsociety, international organizations and the public. Perspectives from several stakeholders will be presented during the paneltogether with a discussion and a Q&A session with the public

APRSAF-27 Side Event – The Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activities: status and perspectives

This panel event aims to engage APRSAF members with the work of the Global Expert Group on Sustainable Lunar Activities (GEGSLA). The GEGSLA was established by the Moon Village Association in 2021, and will report to UN COPUOS in 2022. The event will give APRSAF members an opportunity to learn about GEGSLA’s approach and provide feedback which represents specific regional interests. Areas covered by expert panelists include information sharing, governance, safe operations, and interoperability.

Cultural Considerations WG webinar: Space for Art

The urgent push into space development within the private sector has stimulated debate about public access to space for non-astronauts and for cultural initiatives. The Moon Gallery Foundation has put art at the centre of establishing a significant place for the humanities by proposing the first lunar gallery, anticipated by 2025. As a preliminary test mission, they will be sending the work of 64 artists to the International Space Station in early 2022. The foundational team will discuss their motives, ambitions and planning for their pioneering projects. The talks will be followed by a Q&A session at the end. Prof.…

MVA participation in APRSAF Space Policy and Law Working Group (SPLWG)

MVA Vice President, John C. Mankins will represent the Moon Vilalge Association at the APRSAF Space Policy and Law Working Group (SPLWG). This session will discuss and envisage how international governance should be to understand, share and mitigate the anticipated risks in future space domain taking into consideration the new space activities involving emerging space players in Asia-Pacific region. The session will have presentations focusing on views and opinions concerning space sustainability surrounding emerging public and commercial players in the region. As we recognize it would be important to work with emerging space faring nations to effectively implement the “soft…