Written by Angeliki Kapoglou, Morgan Martinez, editing from Mehak Sarang & Chelsea Robinson. This article was produced through Open Lunar Foundation’s Policy Fellowship Program, and MIT Media Lab’s Space Exploration Initiative where both organisations are collaborating toward prototyping the concepts reflected in this paper.
The need for collective action and joint problem-solving is more important and urgent than ever if we are to create peaceful and sustainable lunar development. Coalescing the objectives of the diverse (public and private) stakeholders in the space industry is an undertaking that has yet to be achieved. Here, we propose a tool that will capture the evolving landscape of lunar exploration and development while offering a way of identifying shared objectives and goals, as well as potential gaps or roadblocks, on our path towards lunar settlement.