LUNAR INDUSTRIAL INITIATIVE 2021
At AEROID our mission is to future-proof the space industry.. Collectively, we want to help pioneer new technologies and groundbreaking engineering in the fields of space, decentralisation, automation, AI, robotics and manufacturing. We believe in a decentralised, automated future. Our passion for the pursuit of space drives our vision to create a robust and sustainable logistical model to ensure that space can be available to all in the future and its abundant resources can be used to maintain an interplanetary ecosystem.
The initiative forms part of AEROID’s larger vision to research and develop technologies that can operate and manage space missions, lunar explorations, interplanetary supply management solutions and lunar industrial operations autonomously.
Interplanetary Logistics and Supply Management System (ILSMS) and AEROID Decentralised Autonomous Organisation Protocol infrastructure (ADAOP) will handle M2M communication, operation, automation and governance on distant missions.
Easy-to-manage space modules (E2MSM) can work as basic building blocks to assemble, construct and coordinate operations including space mining operations and so reducing costs on payloads and engineering.
Space module swarm technology (SMST) can help E2MSMs to autonomously make decisions based on shared information.
Using Machine to Machine (M2M) communications, Interplanetary Logistics and Supply Management Systems (ILSMS) and AEROID Decentralised Autonomous Organisation Protocol (ADAOP) we aim to contribute to the establishment of a lunar and interplanetary ecosystem and economy.
Q. Why the moon?
Returning to the moon has been at the forefront of space programs for decades.
Just 50 years ago mankind was taking leaps with the Apollo missions and inspiring a nation. Most recently, in 2013, China's Yutu rover touched down on the near side of the moon and in January 2019 their Change 'e-4 spacecraft was the first to land on the lunar surface's far side.
HOWEVER, in terms of setting up a sustainable ecosystem on the moon we are still yet to accomplish and succeed.
Setting up an autonomous and decentralised machine 2 machine economy on the moon will allow for lunar operations to be carried out securely, transparently and efficiently. These operations will not only allow for a lunar base to be established where people can work, live and ground before carrying out more distant missions, but also allow for more sophisticated products to be delivered to Earth orbiting facilities.
Q: What industries can exist on the moon?
The lunar surface is rich with raw materials - magnesium, titanium, silicon, iron and aluminium.
Perhaps it's most sought after and valuable resource though is helium 3. The moon contains around one million tonnes of the stable isotope. There is a net supply on Earth of only around 15kg a year.
All nuclear power plants on Earth use nuclear fission reactors, in which uranium nuclei are split, to release energy. Unfortunately, radioactive waste is also released through this process and needs to be safely stored. To stop the unwanted radioactive by product, scientists have been focusing on mastering nuclear fusion. A potential solution to this problem would be using helium 3 and deuterium as the fuels, which would in turn create helium and a proton. This would allow for an optimum situation with virtually no waste and no radiation.
There is enough helium 3 on the moon to power human energy needs for over 10, 000 years!
Q: How is AEROID going to achieve this?
Great Ambition. Sound Technology. Strong community and team.
See our roadmap here and how we plan on carrying out our journey to the lunar surface.
Q: What is next?
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