Participation of Emerging Space Countries Project, July 2021

Welcome to the PESC Project!

If you are from a country with no official plans to the moon, and you want to discover what opportunities the Moon Village can offer for your country, you are in the right Place! This document explains the MV-PESC project in more details. Please read it carefully before you apply to the PESC program.

In this document, you will find information about the origin of the project, the PESC event which will happen online, the Roadmap and how your local team can be part of the global movement for the moon.

Introduction

The goal of the Moon Village Association is “the creation of a permanent global informal forum for stakeholders like governments, industry, academia and the public interested in the development of the Moon Village”.

The USA, ESA members, Russia, India, China, and Japan are among the major players with solid plans regarding the Moon. However, much of the rest of the world lags behind. The MV-PESC program is a piece of the puzzle that will make countries globally – including both non-space faring and emerging space countries interested in the Moon Village concept. The MV-PESC Project is an international moon movement coordinated by the MVA. There are two components for the PESC project, the PESC event and the roadmap. Both of them will be explained in more details below.

Component 1: PESC Lectures

Accepted teams to the PESC project will be required to attend two lectures at least. As you can see the timeline below, the two lectures are called introductory webinar and the mentorship webinar.

The aim of the introductory webinar is to introduce each other’s and explain the general vision and structure of the PESC project for the new commers. The aim of the mentorship webinar is to provide guidance about the roadmap. The roadmap is the core of the PESC project, and the mentorship webinar will provide explanation and more detailed discussion about the roadmap.

In addition to the introductory and mentorship webinars, local teams can request extra meeting with the PESC team if they have more question. Local teams will have 3 months to work on their roadmaps, and they are welcomed to ask questions and request meetings.

Component 2: Roadmap

The roadmap is the main output of the PESC project. It will focus on the whole country and will consider the specific country’s interests and capabilities. Participants ideas will be explained in the roadmap, and a scenario for the country will be specified. This roadmap is an iterative process as this is the document that will be shared with potential stakeholders, locally and internationally.

International Moon Movement

Finalizing the roadmap is not the end of the PESC project. Local teams (participants) will communicate the roadmap with potential stakeholders. Stockholders can be space agencies, non-governmental organization, or non-profit organizations. As they meet with potential stakeholders, they will keep modifying the roadmap. Therefore, the process of writing the roadmap is iterative. Please see the following block diagram for the International Moon Movement for the Moon by the Youth. As the PESC team will accumulate many roadmaps from many countries, they will coordinate and suggest potential partnerships from around the world. Therefore, the iterative process of writing the roadmap, approaching stakeholders locally, and international coordination and partnership by the MVA (PESC Team) is the Moon Movement.

Figure 2: Moon Village PESC Activities

Timeline for Wave 2 (2021)

  • 5 July – 9 August: Call for Applications
  • Third week of August: Notify winning teams. Two teams per region will be selected.
  • 23 August 2021: Introductory Webinar
  • 25 August 2021: Mentorship Webinar
  • September, October and November: Roadmap working period.
  • 15 November 2021: Deadline for the Roadmap.
  • January 2022: Feedback meeting with MVA board.

How to Apply?

Please fill out the application form below. Before you fill out the form, please read the information above carefully. If you have questions, please use the contact form here.


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