The Lunar Resources Registry is a transparent registry of Public (non-commercial) and Commercial (private) activity on the surface of the Moon.
A key focus is the Registration of resources. By Registering with LRR, a client is expressing their intent to explore and extract resources at a specified location.
LRR has developed a Registry Platform, as well as the necessary Legal and Policy Frameworks, to give the CisLunar and Space Resources industry a platform to plan and co-ordinate future surface operations.
LRR provides actionable data, insight and records about resources, and locations, on the Moon. These insights in terms of the size, grade, volume, and location of any given resource will give a better understanding to support investment decisions in exploration and possible extraction missions of lunar resources.
A Registration with LRR is not a right, nor an exclusive claim, to a resource, or a specific location.
For more detailed information, see our Service Agreement Overview.
Our current development is focussed on:
The Lunar Activity Map Public includes Registrations for Actual Landers, Planned Missions, and Heritage Zones.
It is ideal for Educational and Historical use.
The Public Registry includes Registrations for Actual Landers, Planned Missions, Heritage Zones, Commercial Registrations and Development Areas.
It is ideal for understanding CisLunar and Lunar Zoning developments, plus Educational and Historical context.
‣ LRR maintains an Activity Map, this includes Registrations for Actual Landers, Planned Missions, and Heritage Zones. It is ideal for Educational and Reference use.
‣ LRR registers Space Agencies existing and prospective landing zones, as non-commercial / restricted areas.
‣ LRR has created Heritage locations as off-limits, due to their cultural significance, including six Heritage Registrations created for the Apollo crewed missions, in recognition of the US Congress "S.1694 - One Small Step to Protect Human Heritage in Space Act". See link.
‣ Agencies and Public Organisations can easily lodge a Registation.
Visit our Public Registrations section for more information.
‣ LRR is building a Public Registry which includes Registrations for Actual Landers, Planned Missions, Heritage Zones, Commercial Registrations and Development Areas. It is ideal for understanding CisLunar and Lunar Zoning developments, plus Educational and Historical context.
‣ Clients can Register their intent to explore, extract and conduct an operation at a specific location.
‣ Commercial registrations include resources exploration and extraction, processing, and utilisation, infrastructure (energy, ports), and strategic purposes.
‣ Private companies (Space focussed Mining, Energy and Infrastructure) need a 3rd party verifier of their resources and preferred operational locations.
‣ LRR can locate and estimate resources potential (size, grade, location), assist in the Due Diligence process, therefore confirming business models, e.g. Viability of extracting Hydrogen and the technology required.
‣ LRR can offer legal guidance and mediation as public and commercial claims intensify.
Visit our Commercial Registrations section, inlcuding express your interest in creating a Portfolio of Lunar Resources locations.
9th February 2021 - Lunar Resources Registry UG is participating in the
European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre Hessen & Baden-Wuerttemberg, Germany, in 2021.
The ESA BIC in Hessen is managed by CESAH.
21st May 2021 - Lunar Resources Registry UG has signed a partnership agreement with Lunar Station Corporation, a leading commercial provider of Lunar analytics.
Press Release 18th 2021: Lunar Resources Registry Has Landed
NASA Picks SpaceX to Land Next Americans on Moon
April 2021 - NASA has selected SpaceX to develop and demonstrate a long-awaited crewed lunar lander, yet is open for companies others to compete for future missions, like Blue Origin and Dynetics.
The NASA contract to SpaceX is for Option A of the Human Landing System program. This includes development of a crewed lunar lander and a demonstration mission, and is valued at $2.89 billion. SpaceX proposes using its Starship vehicle, launched on a Super Heavy booster, and refueled in low Earth orbit before going to the moon.
How and why this adds momentum to registering locations on the Moon is that SpaceX, and other space transport companies, now have the greenlight to conduct CISLunar missions (logistics to the Moon and back to Earth), and because of their emphasis on decreased launch costs and re-usability, Lunar entrepreneurs, including those who want to mine the Moon for resources and establish infrastructure locations, can now factor in SpaceX as a potential CISLunar transport service.
Illustration of SpaceX Starship human lander design that will carry the first NASA astronauts to the surface of the Moon under the Artemis program.
The Artemeis Accords -
Registration of Space Objects
Registration is at the very core of creating a safe and sustainable environment in space to conduct public and private activities. Without proper registration, coordination to avoid harmful interference cannot take place.
The Artemis Accords reinforces the critical nature of registration and urges any partner which is not already a member of the Registration Convention to join as soon as possible.
In-Situ Resource Utilisation
Local resources produced on the Moon and Mars can be used for life support and power systems, propellant production, or building habitats. The extraction and processing of local resources into useful products and services on another celestial body is often referred to as In-Situ Resource Utilisation (ISRU).
ESA is working to understand the opportunities ISRU can offer to future exploration and to prepare through research, technology and missions. If you have an academic or commercial interest in the Lunar Resources Registry and would like to add a location of interest, please get in contact..
ESA ISRU Mission.
Credit: ESA, K. Oldenburg