Technical Activities

Imagine the Possibilities

Overview

Many of the technical and community engagement activities of the Moon Village Association (MVA) are being accomplished by the six Working Groups (WGs). These Working Groups , which are being led by members in good standing of the Association, are conducting their activities by cooperative online means, such as the website, teleconferences, etc.

Projects

Under the six WGs, the members are working to identify, propose and actualize various Projects.
These Projects are aimed to have a tangible outcome/ deliverable and get the members to work hands on, on tasks of their interests and abilities. An example is the First Payload Project.

White Papers

The outcome of the WGs, as well as of some of the Projects, is included in the White Papers. The White Papers are publicly available on here, and are available for public consultation.
The White Papers are presented and discussed at the Breakout Sessions during the yearly Moon Village Workshop & Symposium.


Working groups

Architectural Concepts

The “Moon Village Architectural Concepts & Issues” Project provides a forum for identification and promotion of an international discussion on various architectural concepts, including key environmental issues (such as dust mitigation, radiation exposure, etc. that might arise from the Moon Village concept and its implementation. The Architectural Project provides oversight and integration of the results from four other MVA Working Groups:– Standards, Human Factors, Mission & Market Requirements Data, Exploration Analogues.

Coordination & Cooperation

The “Coordination & Cooperation” Project identifies, assesses the need for cooperation mechanisms in specific issues of Moon Village missions and activities. The mechanism proposed are aiming to build consensus on the best way forward. The issues to be assessed will be defined by the WG participants and will be related to the 2030 time horizon, as a first step.

Cultural Considerations

The “Cultural Considerations Project” provides a forum for raising and promoting an international discussion of diverse cultural factors that must inform decisions regarding, or that might arise from the Moon Village concept and its implementation. The Project will involve experts and intellectuals worldwide, ready to contribute to the discussion while at the same time reaching out to the general public to communicate a broader knowledge and a better understanding of possible challenges and likely opportunities for an improvement of our life on Earth.

Exploration Analogues

The “Moon Village & Exploration Analogues” Project provides a forum for identifying and coordinating activities related to terrestrial analogues for the Moon Village. It also addresses the associated topic of the use of the Moon as an analogue/testbed for future exploration of Mars and other destinations; it works with all of the various MV working groups discussed.

Outreach/Education/Women on the Moon

The “Outreach & Education” Working Project provides a forum for identifying and coordinating activities related to outreach and Education to the aerospace and non-aerospace communities vis-à-vis the Moon Village. Education for different age groups will be defined as the youngster who will be the Moon Villagers.

Lunar Commerce & Economics

The “Lunar Commerce and Economics” Working Group (LCE) provides a forum for promoting an international and interdisciplinary discussion of all potential markets for goods and services that will form an essential part of the Moon Village operations. It provides a focus for businesses who are considering supporting lunar activities, and for government planners who seek to understand the timeframe of, and degree to which, commercial business will be able to contribute to the endeavor of developing the Moon. The WG will develop a Lunar Commerce Portfolio which will be a valuable source of lunar commercial market opportunities data.


Projects

Participation of Emerging Space Countries (PESC)

If you are from a country with no official plans for missions to the moon, and you want to discover what opportunities the Moon Village Association 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 project.

Payload

The goal is to deliver one or more cameras to surface of the Moon and provide views of the Earth to the public at large and to the scientific community. It is looking for ways to maximize the scientific return of the mission by engaging the scientific community. By recreating the Overview Effect, it aims to engage the general public with the mission and activities of the MVA and its members.

Towards the Moon Village Generation

Towards the Moon Village Generation project aims to engage with students and young professionals, the generation who will likely be alive and contributing to our continuous presence on the Moon on their views and perspectives for the future of lunar activities and the Moon Village.