Public-private models for lunar development

Eligar Sadeh, Haym Benaroya, David Livingston, Thomas Matula

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Since the beginnings of the space age, mission concepts and plans directed at lunar base development have been proposed. These concepts and plans have remained either on the political agenda or as proposed ideas for the commercial sector. This paper examines why this has been the case; why has there not been political formulation and implementation of lunar base missions or implementation of commercial development of the Moon? This paper assesses the issues facing those in both the public and private sectors who view lunar development as a desirable goal and offers suggestions, based on partnerships between the public and private sectors, as to how to make that goal a reality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberAAS 03-747
Pages (from-to)349-357
Number of pages9
JournalScience and Technology Series
StatePublished - 2004
EventInternational Lunar Conference 2003/International Lunar Exploration Working Group 5 - ILC2003/ILEWG 5 - Hawaii Island, HI, United States
Duration: Nov 16 2003Nov 22 2003

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Aerospace Engineering


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