Charting a Course Through Cislunar Master Planning
Interest in the cislunar region is steadily growing. Given the diversity and number of U.S. and international service providers, for the first time, developing a self-sustaining space economy seems more possible than in the past. Creating a framework where all stakeholders can coordinate infrastructure investments will reduce duplication of efforts, maximize the impact, and ensure likelihood the community’s interests are met. This paper discusses the need for a cislunar master planning effort and proposes establishing a domestic cislunar master planning entity to engage and coordinate with like-minded nations on cislunar planning on a broader scale.
Authors: Cristina Guidi, Ronald Birk, Thomas Rathjen and Torrey Radcliffe