Introduction


This year, the International Academy of Astronautics is holding the 10th Symposium on the Future of Space Exploration towards the Moon Village and Beyond at the Politecnico di Torino at the end of June.   

SGAC will be organizing a special “Next Generation Program” for students and young professionals with a workshop on the Moon VillageDuring the workshop, experts from space agencies and companies will guide the discussions to finalize recommendations, that will be presented during the Moon Village Association Conference to be held at the International Space University (ISU) in Fall 2017 and to the UN. 

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How to Apply


If you are interested in participating, please fill in this form: https://goo.gl/kNwNBL

We encourage you to contribute to the IAA symposium as well by submitting your abstracts following their procedure (deadline: 15 April 2017); however, abstract submission is not a requirement to take part in the Next Generation Program. 

For more info please contact the NPoC of Italy Laura Bettiol (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) and Francesco Spina (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). 

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Tentative Program


Informal Dinner on Monday, 26 June 2017 at 8:30 pm, Dual Ristorante Pizzeria

For those of you arriving early, we will organize an informal dinner so you can meet other participants before the conference. More information will be communicated to participants before the symposium through email.

Workshop on Thursday afternoon and half day on Friday (29 and 30 June 2017), Room 7, Politecnico di Torino

A discussion-focused workshop will be held to gather insights from the younger generation on the Moon Village concept and share that with the members of the space community. The workshop program is available below.

The preliminary outcome of the discussions are presented as 5 minute presentations on the final day of the event. A short report of the event is released 2 months after the IAA event, as input to the Moon Village Association Workshop/Conference to be held at the International Space University (ISU) in Fall 2017.

 

Start End Session Moderator/Speaker
Thursday
14.00 14.15 Introduction Laura Bettiol &
Ali Nasseri
14.15 14.45 Moon Village:  Science Perspectives Bernard Foing 
(ESA/ILEWG)
14.45 15.15 Moon Village:  Industry Perspectives Maria Perino
(Thales Alenia Space)
15.15 15.45 Moon Village:  Entrepreneurial Perspectives
Kyle Acierno
(iSpace)
15.45 16.00 Break  
16.00 16.30 The Moon Village Association Giuseppe Reibaldi
16.30 16.45 Opening of working groups Laura Bettiol
16.45 18.00 Discussion Group 1:
Mission, Vision and Stakeholders engagement
Moderator :
Angeliki Kapoglou
16.45 18.00 Discussion Group 2:
Science Perspectives and Key Technological Solutions
Moderator :
Joao Lousada
16.45 18.00 Discussion Group 3:
Commercial Moon Village Markets
Moderator : 
Ciro Farinelli
Friday
09.00 11.30 Discussion Group 1:
Mission, Vision and Stakeholders engagement
Moderator : 
Angeliki Kapoglou
09.00 11.30 Discussion Group 2:
Science Perspectives and Key Technological Solutions
Moderator : 
Joao Lousada
09.00 11.30 Discussion Group 3:
Commercial Moon Village Markets
Moderator : 
Ciro Farinelli
11.30 12.00 Prepare recommendations and proposals Teams
12.00 13.00 Working Groups presentations and discussion Team Representative
13.00 13.10 Closing Laura Bettiol &
Ali Nasseri

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Workshop Discussion Topics


Discussion Topic 1 - Mission, Vision and Stakeholders engagement

Building a future on another celestial body requires bold ideas. To fuel the future, the Moon Village Mission, Vision and Stakeholders Engagement working group will use a mix of business strategy, branding, behavioral science and design, packaged in an understandable step by step process to propose a way forward for a global lunar exploration programme, driven by the needs, enthusiasm and investment of the key stakeholders around the world. Taking into account that Apollo can be characterized as an “anomaly” in the way it mobilized resources for a Moon Landing, the group will be challenged to think big, ask provocative questions and brainstorm out of the box strategies about how to market the Moon Village to those that will have to pay for it I.e. billionaires, philanthropists and agencies (Emphasis on billionaires).

Specifically, we will look at the following: 

  • What: The 20 - Year Moon Village Roadmap
  • Why: The Moon Village Values
  • Who: Prioritize the Moon Village Stakeholders and Map the Competitive Landscape
  • How: Next Steps 

Discussion Topic 2 - Science Perspectives and Key Technological Solutions

The Moon is fascination both from a scientific as well as from a technological challenge perspective. It represents a unique opportunity to learn about the Solar System and Earth's early history, while at the same time providing a near perfect environment from where to perform astronomy studies, devoid of atmosphere or man-made signal interference. Technically, the Moon can be seen as a challenge with an hostile environment where it becomes hard to keep human alive and systems working, but also as an opportunity, where Humankind can learn and prepare future missions to further destinations. 

This working group will aim to answer the following questions:

  • What are the main scientific opportunities that the Moon offers? How can we best explore them?
  • What are the main technical challenges that the Moon Village faces? Which technologies or mission concepts can be used to handle them?
  • What can we learn from the Moon village that will help future missions to the Solar System? What considerations shall be given to the Moon village concept in order to assure continuity into future Human space exploration?

Discussion Topic 3 - Commercial Moon Village Markets

The Moon Village Project will be served by human capabilities to cater for potential business contributions of all Nations, and it will call for the provision of common services thus opening new commercial markets to the public as well as industrial and commercial players.

The Moon Village Project will also serve a test bed for new governance schemes and alliances, allowing the emergence of new paradigms in private/commercial activities (resources mining, moon products, entertainment/tourism), human/robotics interaction, involvement of general public with new immersive technologies.

The working group aims to identify internal and external business opportunities for market development, directly or indirectly linked with the Moon Village Project.

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