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1 International Lunar Research Park A Moon Society Proposal

2 International Lunar Research Park The path to a permanent Lunar presence is daunting.. Few countries can reach it.. USA, Russia, Japan, India, ESA, China Only 1 has safely landed and returned humans Launch costs are outrageous.. Delta II cost apprx. $60M Est. payload to the Lunar surface ~ 1,700 pounds ~ $30,000 per pound payload to Lunar surface What’s the driver & why the Moon ?

3 International Lunar Research Park WHY THE MOON ?

4 International Lunar Research Park Much needs to be proven for self-sustainment Lunar resource utilization.. Water collection, oxygen generation Metal extraction, raw material generation Fabrication and assembly Lunar surface operations Environmental – static, dust, radiation Recycling & Life Support Navigation, communication Lunar Sciences Astronomy, Geology…

5 International Lunar Research Park EVERYBODY wants to be involved Grass roots organizations.. International groups – NSS, Moon Society, etc Local groups – LRS, L5, PASA, OASIS, etc Academia Science and engineering colleges worldwide (Small universities currently have little access) Corporations Large corps want to exploit new markets Small corps want to support the big corps

6 International Lunar Research Park EVERYBODY wants to be involved

7 International Lunar Research Park

8 A Coalition of Interested Parties, with a common purpose Perform Research on Topics of Joint Interest ISRU, Operations, Science Virtual, Terrestrial and Lunar Provide a means for World Wide Access Universities, Non-Profits, Corporations Share the burden of Lunar Operations Government grants, Industrial Partner Membership Non-Profit and Academic “Brain Power” Thousands of FREE labor hours per year

9 THE RESEARCH PARK CONCEPT A Government-Industry-Academia Consortium Industrial partners & Academic membership Fees Graduated membership fee scale Tier 1 companies (Boeing, etc) £200K -> $300K Tier 2 suppliers (SMEs) £ 30K -> $ 45K Government funded infra-structure Buildings, roads, etc Government partial funding for major projects Distinct Governing Body Executive Board – Tier 1s + Govt. + Universities Technical Board – Tier 1s + 1 Rep from Tier 2s

10 Project Funding Government aided grants Large projects (competitive grants) that cross industry lines (OEMs, operators, suppliers) Cost match required THE RESEARCH PARK CONCEPT Core Projects Funded with membership fees Voted on by Technical Board Partner Directed Projects Paid for completely by Partner funds Contracted Work Paid for by outside organizations (Tech Board approved)

11 THE RESEARCH PARK CONCEPT Existing Research Consortiums Advanced Manufacturing Park, UK World’s foremost research park Site for 26 companies & major R&D organizations AMRC, TWI, CTI, Dormer, etc. Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, UK Launched 2000, 50+ partners worldwide IUCRC Industry / University Cooperative Research Center Now known as the Center for Friction Processing Advanced Forming Research Centre, UK Launched June, 2009, Glasgow Scotland

12 The Advanced Manufacturing Park – Sheffield, England C.T.I. AMRC FoF T.W.I. AMRC1 Dormer Tools Incubation Tech Ctr. Evolution Ctr. Morrisons, Gas Station Aston Hotel

13 The Advanced Manufacturing Park – Sheffield, England

14 Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre – Sheffield Founded by Boeing with University of Sheffield Early Partners – Rolls-Royce, Messier Dowty 1 center focused on Industrial R&D for Aerospace Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre Industrial driven, Government supported, Jobs & wealth for the region & for Partners Now 50+ Industrial Partners, 4 Research Centers Machining, Composites, Assembly, IMP-C Goal: Put parts on airplanes: Lighter, Faster, Cheaper, Greener

15 Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre – Sheffield

16 Micro Lab Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre – Sheffield

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20 Boeing AMRC Carpenter Steel Starrag Heckert AMRC Messier Dowty Boeing Rolls-Royce RTI Metals ALCOA Cincinnati Machines University of Sheffield Dassault-Catia Mori Seiki Machines Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre – Sheffield

21 UK & EU Grants & Competitive Contract R&D: £ 100M ($150M), including £ 25M Nuclear AMRC Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre – Sheffield Membership Fees: £ 10M Tier 1s, £ 3M Tier 2s ($ 20M) £ 22M in donated equipment and software Tier 1s ($ 33M) £ 7M equipment and services Tier 2s ($ 10M) Funding Stream since 2000 Total Income over 10 years: £ 142M = $ 213M

22 Intellectual Property Control Extensive Collaboration Agreement covers: Background IP (from Partrners) & restrictions Proprietary & confidential Partner information Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre – Sheffield For CORE projects, New IP owned by host University For ILRP, New IP owned by consortium ? For Partner funded projects, New IP owned by Partner Similar for Contracted R&D Government funded rules set by Govt. contract

23 THE OTHER BIG EXAMPLE If NASA had not built the ISS backbone, ESA, Canada, and Japan would not be there.

24 How do we get there ? Three major phases Virtual, Terrestrial, and Lunar Virtual – Loose IP Control (data gathering) Minimal funding (free brain power) Proposal writing Government socializing of funding & projects Terrestrial – Government & Industrial partners Tighter IP control

25 Start planning, Communicating & Organizing The VIRTUAL International Lunar Research Park THE FIRST STEPS PLANNING Road Mapping of R&D topics Cataloging & Gathering existing research Communicating Finding members and interested parties Universities, Corporations, Non-Profits Organizing The VIRTUAL ILRP Web Site Collaboration agreements

26 THE FIRST STEPS PLANNING Road Mapping of R&D topics Resource utilization, surface operations, Sciences Outline Government Proposals Cataloging & Gathering existing research NASA R&D, Lunar Planetary Institute Technical Societies & Academic works Initial plans for Terrestrial and Lunar steps Facilities, Hardware, IT, Communications Site selection studies

27 COMMUNICATING - Finding members and interested parties Non-Profits - Moon Society, NSS, L-5, etc. THE FIRST STEPS Key Universities US - Wisconsin, MoST, Wash U STL, U of Houston International Strathclyde, Sheffield India, Japan, etc. University of LUNA & Kepler Space University Key Corporations Major Aerospace, Metals, Glass, Chemistry Terrestrial mining, Austere Operations (North AK) Governments – US, UK, EU, India, Japan

28 ORGANIZING The VIRTUAL ILRP Web Site Collaboration agreements Set up Executive and Technical Boards Knowledge Management & IP Control Business Operations – Legal, Accounting THE FIRST STEPS

29 Planning, Communicating & Organizing Recruit, Recruit, Recruit Infrastructure Building & Facilities & Physical Security Computer Network & Security Flight & Remote Operations facility Plans for future Lunar communications network Lunar Site Selection & Infrastructure planning Launch & Deployment planning THE SECOND STEPS The TERRESTRIAL International Lunar Research Park

30 Space port Power generation, Stored Power Site preparation Initial peripheral roads Warehousing First Aid, hospital Shared facilities such as: waste treatment shared food production assembly hall, recreation facility Fleet of vehicles of some variety for rent or lease THE LUNAR FACILITY

31 Where’s the Money come from ? The money’s out there…

32 Space Solar Power is a key driver Clean Power from Space FINAL THOUGHTS RECYCLING is KEY to self sustainment Green technologies developed during Terrestrial phase Potential to migrate to Earth systems & products LUNAR SETTLEMENTS Ala “Plymouth” mini-series Plus hotels, restaurants, farms, mechanics, etc. Other new technologies could benefit Earth Bio-leaching, Poor Ore technologies

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