Back in November of 2003 David Schrunk sent me a copy of a paper suggesting that when we go back to the Moon we should look at the south pole region of the Moon, up high, on a mountain ,where it would be possible to see back to Earth as well as get energy from the Sun almost continuously.
Lunar Reference Mission: Malapert Station (AAS 03-734)
We haven’t made it back yet but the dream is still strong and ideas continue to develop.
David recently sent me a copy of a revised location for a possible lunar base and he and Madhu Thangavelu will have a spot in the ISDC2017 conference this May 25 – 29, 2017. where they will be available.
I am going to now go back and re-read their book, “THE MOON, Resources, Future Development, and Settlement.”
Here is an Abstract and some links to related material.
The Planet Moon Project
I see that Madhu Thangavelu is presenting and that led to his bio and the link to the YouTube clip covers the information in a more visual form.
Madhu Thangavelu conducts the ASTE527 graduate Space Exploration Architectures Concept Synthesis Studio in the Department of Astronautical Engineering within the Viterbi School of Engineering, and he is also a graduate thesis adviser in the School of Architecture at USC.
He holds degrees in both engineering and architecture and has contributed extensively to concepts in space architecture, especially dealing with extraterrestrial development. He is the author or co-author of over 70 technical papers in space architecture, lunar base design and human factors, and co-author of the book The Moon: Resources, Future Development and Settlement(1999) published by John Wiley and Sons and second edition by Springer/Praxis in 2007.
Ultimate Vacation-Planet Moon Youtube Edition November 2016
NASA Future In-Space Operations: MOBIUS – Supersynchronous Earth Orbits for Lunar Missions
– Download the presentation (PDF).
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