Lunar Commerce: A Primer (Hardcover)

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This book explores the advent of lunar commerce including the potential scale and timing of the initiative, the associated revenue potential and the potential risks and uncertainties. Specifically, it discusses the reason for the increased interest in lunar commerce, which lunar markets will be part of the initiative and how much of it will be commercial or dependent on government funding. It provides an easy introduction to the content of the Lunar Commerce Portfolio, which was recently issued, under the author's leadership, by the Working Group on Lunar Commerce and Economics of the Moon Village Association, which has Observer Status at the United Nations in Vienna.

About the Author

Derek is founder of the consulting firm Spaceport Associates (Maine, USA). He is also a lecturer, and author of four non-fiction books on space development. He is also a retired co-chair of the Lunar Commerce and Economics (LCE) Working Group of the Moon Village Association (which has Observer Status at UNCOPUOS), having produced the Lunar Commerce Portfolio, which represents the best available international data on commercial lunar markets. His qualifications are in Physics, Mathematics, Management Studies, and Accounting. In the specific area of commercial development of the Moon, Derek was Vice Chair of the international judging panel for the Google Lunar XPRIZE, a competition to encourage the development of small low-cost lander and rover payloads for $40M in prize money. He then joined the Leadership Board of the NGO ForAllMoonkind, which has Observer Status at the UNCOPUOS in Vienna, and in that capacity took part in a panel presentation to delegates in June 2019, explaining the need for protections of Lunar Legacy Sites.

Product Details
ISBN: 9783031534201
ISBN-10: 3031534204
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: May 14th, 2024
Pages: 188
Language: English