AEGORA

COMPLUTENSE UNIVERSITY RESEARCH GROUP

THE MOON: FROM LABS TO TOWNS
4-8 Julio 2016, El Escorial

The main goal of this course was to approach the beginnings of the human colonization of the Moon from a multidisciplinary perspective, including from science and technology to legal aspects from a historical perspective.

At present, all main space agencies from the European Space Agency (ESA), NASA, ROSCOSMOS, the Chinese Space Agency (CSA) have the Moon as a priority objective. CSA has small robotic vehicles traveling along the lunar surface. NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) mission is conducting a global assessment of the terrain characteristics and the impact of space radiation, with a view to locating optimal environments for the establishment of lunar laboratories and the European Space Agency has the project of placing a small (40cm) ultraviolet telescope on the lunar surface.

During the course the physical characteristics of the Moon were addressed, the technological developments required to establish laboratories and the space science that will be carried out from the lunar surface with special emphasis on the astronomical observatories and the viability of the Moon as the headquarters of large observatories that work in the opaque spectral ranges for the Earth's atmosphere.

COURSE CONTENT
DOCUMENTATION
Program PDF FORMAT
Póster 1
Póster 2

"EL RÉGIMEN JURÍDICO DE LA LUNA. PROPUESTA DE OBSERVATORIO LUNAR" Book

 

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PRESENTATIONS
Finance-based time scales for the Lunar Exploration Pilar Román CDTI (Centro para el Desarrollo Tecnológico Industrial)
Finance-based time scales for the Lunar Exploration Vicente Ruiz ISDEFE (Ingeniería de Sistemas para la Defensa de España)
International coordination, law and living in the Moon Rafael Moro Aguilar Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Aeronáutico y del Espacio y de la Aviación Comercial
Results from the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter Amanda Hendrix Planetary Science Institute
The advantages of the Moon for astronomical observation Ana Inés Gómez de Castro Universidad Complutense de Madrid
The legal framework for lunar bases: growing on the experience of the international space station Rafael Harillo Instituto Iberoamericano de Derecho Aeronáutico y del Espacio y de la Aviación Comercial
The vision of the Russian Space Agency on the robotic settlements in the Moon Maxim Litvak Space Research Institute of Russian Academy of Sciences
ROUND TABLE
Human versus robotic exploration of the Moon Joan M. Casalta SENER
Lunar-based vs. space-based observatories José A. Caballero Hernández Heidelberg University
Lunar-based vs. space-based observatories Armando Gil de Paz Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Lunar-based vs. space-based observatories J. Miguel Mas Hesse CSIC-INTA