Moon Village Principles and Prizes

Moon Village Principles

A fundamental element for the Moon Village implementation are the “Moon Village Principles”, issued in December 2018, define, for the first time, the boundaries of the Moon Village Principles:

Principle 1: Adhere to applicable International Rules and Agreements dealing with human activities in space, such as the Outer Space Treaty of 1967 and others4, and conduct peaceful activities with thoughtful consideration and respect for the cultural heritage of humanity on the Moon.

Principle 2: Improve Knowledge of the lunar environment and its use for scientific research.

Principle 3: Reduce the Cost and Risk of transport to and from Earth and the Moon, and within cis-Lunar space.

Principle 4: Support the Economic Development of the lunar community.

Principle 5: Employ or establish and document open-source engineering Standards of broad applicability and/or usefulness.

Principle 6: Develop and build elements / systems that provide Critical Services for lunar missions and activities, such as navigation, communications, power, and resources.

Principle 7: Develop and demonstrate Technology enabling cost-effective, reliable and safe robotic and human operations on the Moon’s surface and surroundings.

Principle 8: Make available sufficient information to allow global cooperation and engagement involving the general public in the expansion of human activities to, and eventual settlement of the Moon.

Principle 9: Contribute ethically to human society in terms of Culture, the Arts, Education or other fundamentals.

Moon Village Principles – Mission Prize 2019

At the IAF/GNF event in Paris on March 27, 2019, the first prizes have been awarded to:

  • Lunar Reconaissance Orbiter (LRO) – NASA(USA)
  • Chang’E-4 – CNSA(China)
  • Chandrayaan 2 – ISRO(India)

The physical prizes have been awarded during the 3rd International Moon Village Workshop & Symposium in Tokyo and Kyoto, Japan, December 05 – 08, 2019.

The MVP – Mission Prize was designed and manufactured by the artists of Karaffa Studio in Nicosia, Cyprus. It is made out of volcanic glass and silver

Moon Village Principles – Activities Award 2019

The MVP – Activities Award 2019 was awarded to “Sustainable Moon Project” by the ISU Team Project Working Group.

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