The Working Group on Lunar Commerce and Economics has been active since its inauguration meeting on January 30, 2021.
The Group has conducted monthly Team Meetings since that date, and has reached consensus on the way to proceed with the analysis, and its members have been collecting relevant data from international public domain sources.
The Group provided a Public Webinar on June 05, 2021 (see this web page) to engage the interests of those interested in the future of Lunar commercial activity, and also provided another Webinar on lunar space tourism to support the activities of the MVA’s Cultural Considerations Working Group.
The content of the Lunar Commerce Portfolio is taking shape and now for each of the nine teams, for both the Early and Mature time phase, the following sections are nearing completion: Description of Sector, Potential Customers, Value Chains, Market Drivers. A Drafting Group is being established to ensure uniformity of style and units, etc.
Presentations have been given on the activities of the Working Group to a number of entities, including the China International Commercial Aerospace Forum, the International Space University’s 2021 Space Studies Program, and the ASTE527 Course for USC Dept of Astronautical Engineering.
A further recruitment drive for members is under way.