Open Lunar is an independent nonprofit organization headquartered in San Francisco, California. We work globally, engaging in programs and activities that help create a preaceful, self-sustaining presence on the Moon.
We focus on contributing to progress and innovation in technical standards, policy and regulation, and shared infrastructure and hardware.
Our projects are sourced in partnership with a global inter-disciplinary professional network and developed through projects that benefit from independent evaluation, coaching and financial support.
Since the beginning of the space era, the Moon has been the benchmark against which measuring the best of humanity’s energies and skills. With over a hundred lunar missions planned by 2030, the ability to ensure a peaceful, safe, sustainable, and prosperous future on the Moon has become one of the top priorities for contemporary space law and policymaking.
Breaking Ground is a lunar resources trust that exists to steward and demonstrate formal and effective institutional management of lunar resources between different stakeholders.
A Lunar Registry designed to encourage global multi-stakeholder participation and representation, based on consensus-building and inclusion, offers a tool to foster openness, trust, transparency, representation and social responsibility for all.
Our work is organized into projects, research and posts. The boxes below link to our most recent published updates from across all of our work areas and communications streams.
Jacob Malthouse, Rachel Williams, Chris Hadfield
With the moon’s infrastructure still in its formative phase, it becomes pivotal to ensure its sustainable growth. Open Lunar envisions exploring the creation of a cooperative landing pad infrastructure governed by transparency and collaboration.
The Moon Dialogs is a partnership focused on governance and coordination mechanisms for the lunar surface. It is convened by organizations and participating researchers exploring voluntary, multilateral mechanisms, norms, and economic arrangements that aim to grow ecosystems of lunar activity. The Moon Dialogs' mission is to produce credible, actionable mechanisms facilitating lunar coordination, policies, norms and laws; leveraging voluntary frameworks and cross-sector, international support.