Moon Miners' Manifesto
#90 November 1995
Section 22.214.171.124.090.of the Artemis Data Book
How you can help the Artemis Project
Web Editor's Note: This article which appeared in issue #90 of
Moon Miners' Manifesto has been updated here on the web to
We are currently coordinating the technical committees and trying
to facilitate information flow between everyone in the Artemis Project.
Right now we are establishing a database for all personnel involved
and are asking you to respond to the following questions. Please
write to email@example.com.
- Your name, phone #, mailing address, email
- Occupation (resumé or bio helpful)
- Are you currently a member of the Artemis Society?
- Computer languages you speak or program with
- Kind of computer you have (ibm/clone/mac/other/none)
- Specific areas in which you would like to be a "driving force" (heavily
involved in the decision making process)?
- Areas in which you have a "mild interest" (along for the ride)
- If you are already involved and working on certain areas of the Artemis
- What is your goal?
- What is your current status?
- Who is also working on this project with you?
- What obstacles do you forsee/have you already encountered?
- Do you have a plan to overcome these obstacles,
or do you need a hand in brainstorming?
Please be as specific as possible in your answers.
A brief description of identified job jar topics
Below is the original "Job Jar" created for the Artemis Project
in 1994. The project needs your talent in all these areas. You will
find links to more up-to-date (and more complete) descriptions of
projects you can work on to advance the Artemis Project in
section 6.0 of the Artemis Data Book.
- News and announcements. Newsletter (MMM/Pleiades)
- Mission design - first flight (simulation software, time line,
- Access to low Earth orbit (current available launchers)
- Earth orbit to lunar surface (flight path, phase of Moon)
- Site selection (various needs to establish lunar base)
- Lunar surface operations (activities, needs)
- Ascent and rendezvous
- Return to Earth (aerobrakes vs. rockets)
- Earth orbit operations
- Future development
- Expanding the lunar base
- Lunar mining
- Science on the moon
- Alternative Lunar Transfer Vehicle (LTV) missions
- Cislunar space traffic model
- Support to planetary missions
- Development of space habitats
- Recreation and tourism
- Spacecraft design
- Lunar transfer vehicle (space station node, lab, design &
resource requirements, etc.)
- Descent stage (integration, design, resources, parts list, etc.)
- Lunar habitat (integration, design, resources, parts list, etc.)
- Ascent stage (integration, design, resources, parts list, etc.)
- Surface vehicles and robots
- Systems design
- Guidance, Navigation, Control, Communications
- Electrical power (day/night/storage)
- Life support systems
- Pressure vessels (habitat hulls)
- Structures and mechanisms
- EVA systems (airlocks, space suits)
- Propulsion and fuels
- Mission equipment (mining, film/video production, etc.)
- Testing and verification
- Publications (MMM/Pleiades, Artemis Magazine)
- Business (corporation, conferences, competition analysis)
- The Balance Sheet (accounting)
- Cost Analysis (compiling cost data, estimation procedures)
- Financing the project
- Revenue sources (advertising, marketing, merchandising,
- Legal and political issues (identify, overcome obstacles)
- Electronic communication
- The Artemis Society (establishing local chapters,
collaboration with existing groups)
This list is, of course, tentative. It will be expanded, modified,
adapted, rearranged, etc. based on need and upon your input.
If you are not yet a member of Artemis Society International, please
refer to the membership information page
on the Artemis Project web.
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