Participating Emerging Space Countries (PESC)

Participating Emerging Space Countries (PESC)

Do you have an interest in moon exploration, however you represent a country with no official plans, or limited agency or government support for space and moon initiatives?

Then the PESC Program is for you.

About PESC

PESC is a global working group within Moon Village Association (“MVA”) that provides the following:

  • A structured program for teams (by country) to develop a roadmap for their country’s involvement in future moon settlement
  • Expert mentorship in developing a roadmap unique to your country capabilities
  • Visibility to showcase your roadmap, research, innovation, policy plans to the larger Moon Village community
  • Avenue to grow your professional career within the global moon settlement fraternity  

A high level aim of PESC is:

  • Capacity Building
  • Consultation Opportunity
  • Platform for local and international partnerships

Call for Local Teams to Draft a Roadmap for the Moon

Deadline: October 13, 2023

PESC Project Annual Report 2022

Who is this program for?

Moon Village Association (“MVA”) 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 countries with solid plans for the Moon. However, much of the rest of the world lag behind. The MV-PESC program is a piece of the puzzle that will help countries globally – both non-space faring and emerging space countries, develop a vested interest in the Moon Village concept.

PESC participant background may include the following:

  • Anyone who want to develop a vested interest, big or small, in the future of the Moon Village.
  • Students, academicians, scientists, researchers, startups, policy experts, business leaders.
  • Teams (by country) who need mentorship in developing a roadmap for the moon.
  • Visionaries who want to pioneer initiatives for space and moon economy in their country.

Program Structure

PESC Leadership Team

The PESC program is led by a global team of active moon and space exploration advocates, engineers and scientist. Each Local Team (by country) is led by a Team Leader. Each Team Leader is reponsible for an entire region of the globe.      

Project Manager:
Ghanim  Alotaibi, Engineer & Space Researcher, Kuwait

Deputy Project Manager:
Terence Fernandez, Engineer & Research Editor, USA

Middle East Team Leader:
Dr. Peter Schulte, Aerospace Scientist, USA

Asia Team Leader:
David LX Ho, Lawyer, Singapore & Malaysia

Africa Team Leader:
Samaher Garbaya, Co-Founder of Myelin-H & Myelin-S, Luxembourg

Digital Marketing Manager:
Dhanisha Sateesh, Aerospace Engineering Undergrad, Reports & Co-Lead SGAC, India

Workflow

There are 4 components to the the PESC program:

Component 1: PESC Lectures

Accepted teams to the PESC project will be required to attend at least two lectures. The two main lectures are called Introductory Webinar and the Mentorship Webinar.

The aim of the Introductory Webinar is to introduce each team, team leaders, and provide an explanation of the general vision and structure of the PESC project to the new participants. Subsequently, the aim of the Mentorship Webinar is to provide guidance for the roadmap. The roadmap is the core of the PESC project, and the Mentorship Webinar will provide the explanation, detailed discussions about the roadmap.

In addition to the Introductory and Mentorship webinars, local teams can request additional meetings with the PESC team for guidance and have questions answered. Local teams will have 3 months to work on their roadmaps, and they are encouraged to ask questions and request meetings with the PESC leadership during the course of the program.

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, capabilities, resource . Participant’s ideas will be discussed in the roadmap, and a scenario for the country will be specified. The roadmap is an iterative process, along with continued guidance from PESC leaders. The final document will be shared with potential stakeholders, locally and internationally.

Component 3: Roadmap development workflow

Component 4: The International Moon Movement – The Roadmap Interactive Process

Finalizing the roadmap is not the end of the PESC project. Local teams (participants) will communicate the roadmap with potential stakeholders.Stakeholders 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. 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.

Prior PESC Participants

Within 2019, 2020 and 2021, 14 countries have been accepted in MVA-PESC the list is as follows:

Seq.Year 2020Year 2021
1Kuwait (2019)Oman
2JordanPakistan
3NepalMauritius
4MongoliaNigeria
5EgyptCameroon
6Kenya
7Colombia
8Chile
9Mexico
Total95

Timeline for 2023

  • July 05, 2023 – October 13, 2023: Call for Applications
  • TBA, 2023: Notify winning teams. Two teams per region will be selected.
  • TBA 2023: Introductory Webinar
  • TBA, 2023: Mentorship Webinar
  • October, November Decem,ber: Roadmap working period.
  • TBA, 2023: Deadline for the Roadmap.
  • January 2023: Feedback meeting with MVA board.

How to apply?