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Press Release 
For Immediate Release
Contact: Geo Scripcariu
geo.scripcariu@gmail.com
Lunar Lift Alliance Applauds New ESA Director General proposal for Lunar Farside Base
Bucharest (Romania), July 15, 2015. On 29th April 2015 Dr Johann-Dietrich Woerner, former heard of DLR, announced his intention to align the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a base on the far side of the Moon for radio astronomy and other purposes. On 1st July 2015 Dr. Woerner assumed his new office as Director General of ESA.
We believe this plan is an excellent foundation for a major expansion of space innovation within Europe.
We encourage ESA to consider the benefits of the lunar lift which will greatly reduce the cost of construction of the far side lunar base.
A lunar lift investment pays for itself after twenty payload landing cycles.
The far side of the Moon is recommended as a radio quiet zone by the International Telecommunications Union under ITU-R RA.479. A high priority to enable a lunar far-side radio astronomy facility is for the international community to legally adopt the ITU recommendation to protect the radio environment of the far side of the Moon.
The Earth is a major source of radio noise and interference, from TV, radio, electric motors, car spark plugs, etc. This makes Radio astronomy on Earth difficult. The far side of the Moon is permanently shielded from human radio transmissions, and is the best place in the solar system for a Radio Astronomy Base.
The far-side lunar radio astronomy base would be located near the lunar equator at the 180 degree longitude point, which is an ideal location for anchoring a lunar lift tether.
The Lunar Lift Alliance is working to pursue all the above objectives. We invite collaboration of all interested parties.

###
About the Lunar Lift System
The Lunar Space Lift (LL) is an extremely long tether extending from the lunar surface through the Earth-Moon L1 or L2 Lagrange gravity balance point (EML1/2) and relatively deep into Earth’s gravity well.
The major components of the LL prototype include the Ribbon, the Anchor Platform on the lunar surface, the Supply Depot at EML1/2, and the Counterweight (CW) at the far end.
This revolutionary first space lift structure in the solar system can be built of existing polymer materials and can be launched on a single vehicle.
The LL prototype, would be able to lift roughly 2 tons of lunar samples per year, and deploy a similar quantity of equipment onto the lunar surface, revolutionizing the transport of material to and from the Moon.
It will provide:
· Two-way transportation from LEO to the lunar surface using solar-electric propulsion
· 2400 kg of lunar material to LEO, and 2400 kg of supplies soft-landed on the Moon each year
· Capability to enable low cost construction of ESA Lunar Farside Radio Observatory
· Commercial lunar mining of valuable minerals and commodities
· Geodetic and seismic networks for precise laser ranging and Moon quake studies
· A whole-Moon telescope at L1 and/or L2 for constant monitoring of transient lunar events
· Delivery of lunar rovers for extensive robotic exploration of the lunar surface, and
· Opening the way for low-cost lunar exploration, development, and resource recovery
###
About Dr. Johann-Dietrich Woerner
Johann-Dietrich ‘Jan’ Woerner became the ESA Director General on 1 July 2015.
Before joining ESA as Director General, Jan Woerner was head of the German delegation to ESA from 2007 to 2015 and served as Chairman of the ESA Council from 2012 to 2014.
Detailed bio: http://www.esa.int/…/Johann-Dietrich_Woerner_ESA_Director_G…
###
About the Lunar Lift Alliance
The Lunar Lift Alliance was formed in June 2015 and comprises several organizations and individuals who support the goal of five-fold reduction in lunar landing costs using a lunar lift tether system.
Current members of the LLA include:
Asteroid Initiatives LLC, USA
Global Space Organization, USA and international
International Space Elevator Consortium, USA and international
Leeward Space Foundation, USA and international
Space Society of Silicon Valley, USA
BT Public Relations, Romania
###
About Charles Frank Radley
Charles Radley is a NASA consultant who has made recently multiple appearances on TV and radio in Romania describing the Lunar Lift, including: The News Program of the National Romanian Television (TVR1), ProTV, Nasul TV, Radio Romania, ProFM Radio:
http://stirileprotv.ro/…/ilikeit-in-viitor-am-putea-avea-un…
http://stiri.tvr.ro/un-savant-american-cauta-in-romania-tal
http://www.nasul.tv/specialist-nasa-la-nasul-tv-in-citiva-…/
http://www.profm.ro/…/lsquo-liftul-pana-la-luna-rsquo-expli…
###
Please contact:
Romania: Geo Scripcariu, Email: geo.scripcariu@gmail.com Telephone: +40745-09.61.91
USA: Charles Radley, Email: charles@ava.st Telephone: +1-551-579-4686
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farside base 6  times cheaper with lunar elevator

Lunar Lift [Elevator] Facts Sheet
The cost of soft landing on the Moon is currently very high.   However, using modern fibers we can build a lunar elevator which reduces the cost of lunar landing sixfold versus using rockets. Furthermore, it makes the cost of collecting material from the Moon and sending it to Earth essentially free.   The cost of lunar sample return is reduced by about one thousand times versus chemical rockets.  For soft landing payloads, the LSE pays for itself in 20 payload cycles;   for sample return it can pay for itself in as little as a single payload cycle, depending on the sample site.

The lunar elevator concept is a long tether which is loaded under tension by terrestrial and lunar gravity. One end is anchored on the Moon and the other end free, hanging away from the Moon.  The orbital center of mass of the system is located at an Earth-Moon Lagrange location, either L1 or L2, approximately 50,000 kilometres from the lunar surface.  Such a tether can now be built inexpensively from commercially available materials, e.g. Zylon, Dyneema, M5.

The near-side L1 tether is attached to the lunar equator at Sinus Medii.   From there, rocket powered "hoppers" can travel to and from any point on the lunar surface very inexpensively, compared to sending soft landers directly from Earth by chemical rockets.   On the lunar far side, the best place to put a radio astronomy observatory is exactly at the point where a lunar elevator would attach, making costs and logistics considerably cheaper than using rockets.

For a one time capital cost of US$800Million [2012], a lunar elevator can be built today using existing available materials. This first generation lunar elevator will softly deliver an infinite number of payloads to the lunar surface, each weighing 100 kg, and retrieve the same amount of material from the lunar surface. The alternative of using chemical rockets to soft land on the Moon [or return material] is prohibitively expensive.

The first generation lunar elevator kit weighs 11,000 kg and can be delivered today to the Lunar L1 lagrange libration location, using a single Delta-IV (or Ariane-V) launch. From there the tether is unreeled upwards and downwards. The lower end anchors itself into the lunar soil using robotic penetrators.

The first market will probably be Helium-3 which currently sells on the terrestrial market for one million dollars per ounce.  There is a critical shortage of Helium-3 which is in great demand for various industrial applications.  Terrestrial supplies of Helium-3 will be exhausted by 2030.   Helium-3 is abundant on the lunar surface.

The lunar elevator can also transport oxygen from the Moon to Low Earth Orbit where it can refuel tugs to take satellites from LEO to GEO, a significant revenue source. This reduces the cost of launches to GEO by a factor of Eight times.

 The lunar elevator represents a game changing technology which will open up the Moon to commercial mining and long term human exploration. 

In the 1980's I was also a big fan of mass drivers for  lunar development and met Gerard O'Neill 3 times (RIP).

In the last couple of years it has become apparent to me that a lunar elevator is orders of magnitude cheaper than electromagnetic mass drivers, and offers several additional capabilities which EM mass drivers do not.  For example, lunar elevator can soft land payloads on to the lunar surface, an EM mass driver cannot.    This is a game changing cost saving capability.

We can continue the process of developing  lunar elevators very inexpensively, by building on existing technology demonstration for space tethers.

A recent data point:is the ESA YES2 mission which flew in 2007 ... they deployed a 31.7 km Dyneema tether, the mission cost under 3 million Euros, including student labor ... estimate  Eu15 million at commercial prices..... a lunar elevator deployer is the same technology, would need to be scaled up somewhat ... the system design and complexity would be much the same as YES2.

The YES2 leader is confident that a 100 km tether can be deployed using existing spare hardware, at similar (perhaps lower) cost, in about a year.

Liftport estimate $800 million for the first lunar elevator prototype. The cost of the Zylon tether material is $20 million, the rest is deployment and control systems.

Liftport welcome more detailed analysis on the cost ... without funding our analysis has been limited. In 2012 Liftport proposed to NIAC a study but they declined.

Prior to establishing ISRU technology, a lunar elevator can provide rapid pay back in terms of scientific exploration of the lunar surface more cheaply than chemical rockets.   The Earth's Moon is a treasure trove of mineral resources, such as precious metals, rare earth elements, Helium-3 and Oxygen for propellants.

We are happy to address any comments or questions you might have, within our limited resources.

Background:

A very nice lunar elevator study report from Israel. Student Project at The Technion, Israel, 2008. A full year under the supervision of Dr Alexander Kogan, now retired to Canada. The team is now disbanded, some work at the Israeli Aerospace Industries.

Conclusions
• Cargo delivery from the Moon to the Earth can 
be done within 6 days using solar power and no 
propellant.
• The cargo system uses a cable car moving 
along a stretched ribbon.
• The ribbon is kept stretched by terrestrial and 
lunar gravity. One end is anchored on the Moon 
and the other one free.
• The cargo released from the cable car performs 
a passive flight to the Earth. At landing, no 
parachute is needed.

Here is the link to the details: 

http://lunarjacobsladder.webs.com/Jacobs%20Ladder%20IACAS%202010.pdf

more details here too ... http://asri.technion.ac.il/jacobs-ladder/ 

JACOB’S LADDER | Asher Space Research Institute 

Year 2008 “Jacob’s Ladder” Lunar Elevator Student Team: Ran Qedar, Natan Grinfeld, Georgy Bezrodny, Ortal Reuven, Alex Tatievsky Faculty of Aerospace Engineering, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology Supervisor: Dr. Alex Kogan, Asher Space Research Institute, Technion , Israel.

There is a detailed 94 page report at this link:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/leewardspace/10152844946681932/

References:

The Lunar Space Elevator
http://www.niac.usra.edu/files/library/meetings/fellows/mar05/1032Pearson.pdf
The Lunar Space Elevator. Jerome Pearson, Eugene Levin, ... NIAC Phase I Fellows Meeting. Atlanta, GA, 16 Mar 2005 ... Types of Lunar Space Elevators ...
Jerome Pearson - Star Technology and Research

“The Lunar Space Elevator,” with Eugene Levin, John Oldson, and Harry Wykes, IAC-04-IAA.3.8.3.07, 55th International Astronautical Congress, Vancouver, Canada, 4-8 October 2004.

 Jerome Pearson, Eugene Levin, John Oldson, and Harry Wykes, “The Lunar Space Elevator,” Space Technology, Vol. 25, No. 3-4, pp.
203-209, 2005.

Jerome Pearson, Eugene Levin, John Oldson, and Harry Wykes, “Lunar Space Elevators for Cis-Lunar Transportation,” International
Conference, Moon Base: A Challenge for Humanity, Venice Workshop, Venice, Italy, 26-27 May 2005.

Lunar Space Elevators for Cislunar Space Development
www.niac.usra.edu/files/studies/final_report/1032Pearson.pdf
by J Pearson - Cited by 3 - Related articles
May 2, 2005 – Jerome Pearson, Eugene Levin, John Oldson and Harry Wykes. Research ... Period Covered: October 2004-April 2005 .... This report proposes the lunar space elevator as a revolutionary method
 
An International Space Station---for the far side of the Moon?

http://www.space.com/29285-moon-base-european-space-agency.html
Johann-Dietrich Wörner expressed his enthusiasm for a moon colony at the Space Foundation's National Space Symposium, a gathering of global, commercial, civil, military and "new space" experts that was held here from April 13 to April 16.
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Press Release 
For Immediate Release
Contact: Geo Scripcariu
geo.scripcariu@gmail.com
Lunar Lift Alliance Applauds New ESA Director General proposal for Lunar Farside Base
Bucharest (Romania), July 15, 2015. On 29th April 2015 Dr Johann-Dietrich Woerner, former heard of DLR, announced his intention to align the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a base on the far side of the Moon for radio astronomy and other purposes. On 1st July 2015 Dr. Woerner assumed his new office as Director General of ESA.
We believe this plan is an excellent foundation for a major expansion of space innovation within Europe.
We encourage ESA to consider the benefits of the lunar lift which will greatly reduce the cost of construction of the far side lunar base.
A lunar lift investment pays for itself after twenty payload landing cycles.
The far side of the Moon is recommended as a radio quiet zone by the International Telecommunications Union under ITU-R RA.479. A high priority to enable a lunar far-side radio astronomy facility is for the international community to legally adopt the ITU recommendation to protect the radio environment of the far side of the Moon.
The Earth is a major source of radio noise and interference, from TV, radio, electric motors, car spark plugs, etc. This makes Radio astronomy on Earth difficult. The far side of the Moon is permanently shielded from human radio transmissions, and is the best place in the solar system for a Radio Astronomy Base.
The far-side lunar radio astronomy base would be located near the lunar equator at the 180 degree longitude point, which is an ideal location for anchoring a lunar lift tether.
The Lunar Lift Alliance is working to pursue all the above objectives. We invite collaboration of all interested parties.

###
About the Lunar Lift System
The Lunar Space Lift (LL) is an extremely long tether extending from the lunar surface through the Earth-Moon L1 or L2 Lagrange gravity balance point (EML1/2) and relatively deep into Earth’s gravity well.
The major components of the LL prototype include the Ribbon, the Anchor Platform on the lunar surface, the Supply Depot at EML1/2, and the Counterweight (CW) at the far end.
This revolutionary first space lift structure in the solar system can be built of existing polymer materials and can be launched on a single vehicle.
The LL prototype, would be able to lift roughly 2 tons of lunar samples per year, and deploy a similar quantity of equipment onto the lunar surface, revolutionizing the transport of material to and from the Moon.
It will provide:
· Two-way transportation from LEO to the lunar surface using solar-electric propulsion
· 2400 kg of lunar material to LEO, and 2400 kg of supplies soft-landed on the Moon each year
· Capability to enable low cost construction of ESA Lunar Farside Radio Observatory
· Commercial lunar mining of valuable minerals and commodities
· Geodetic and seismic networks for precise laser ranging and Moon quake studies
· A whole-Moon telescope at L1 and/or L2 for constant monitoring of transient lunar events
· Delivery of lunar rovers for extensive robotic exploration of the lunar surface, and
· Opening the way for low-cost lunar exploration, development, and resource recovery
###
About Dr. Johann-Dietrich Woerner
Johann-Dietrich ‘Jan’ Woerner became the ESA Director General on 1 July 2015.
Before joining ESA as Director General, Jan Woerner was head of the German delegation to ESA from 2007 to 2015 and served as Chairman of the ESA Council from 2012 to 2014.
Detailed bio: http://www.esa.int/…/Johann-Dietrich_Woerner_ESA_Director_G…
###
About the Lunar Lift Alliance
The Lunar Lift Alliance was formed in June 2015 and comprises several organizations and individuals who support the goal of five-fold reduction in lunar landing costs using a lunar lift tether system.
Current members of the LLA include:
Asteroid Initiatives LLC, USA
Global Space Organization, USA and international
International Space Elevator Consortium, USA and international
Leeward Space Foundation, USA and international
Space Society of Silicon Valley, USA
BT Public Relations, Romania
###
About Charles Frank Radley
Charles Radley is a NASA consultant who has made recently multiple appearances on TV and radio in Romania describing the Lunar Lift, including: The News Program of the National Romanian Television (TVR1), ProTV, Nasul TV, Radio Romania, ProFM Radio:
http://stirileprotv.ro/…/ilikeit-in-viitor-am-putea-avea-un…
http://stiri.tvr.ro/un-savant-american-cauta-in-romania-tal
http://www.nasul.tv/specialist-nasa-la-nasul-tv-in-citiva-…/
http://www.profm.ro/…/lsquo-liftul-pana-la-luna-rsquo-expli…
###
Please contact:
Romania: Geo Scripcariu, Email: geo.scripcariu@gmail.com Telephone: +40745-09.61.91
USA: Charles Radley, Email: charles@ava.st Telephone: +1-551-579-4686
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Press Release 
For Immediate Release
Contact: Geo Scripcariu
geo.scripcariu@gmail.com
Lunar Lift Alliance Applauds New ESA Director General proposal for Lunar Farside Base
Bucharest (Romania), July 15, 2015. On 29th April 2015 Dr Johann-Dietrich Woerner, former heard of DLR, announced his intention to align the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a base on the far side of the Moon for radio astronomy and other purposes. On 1st July 2015 Dr. Woerner assumed his new office as Director General of ESA.
We believe this plan is an excellent foundation for a major expansion of space innovation within Europe.
We encourage ESA to consider the benefits of the lunar lift which will greatly reduce the cost of construction of the far side lunar base.
A lunar lift investment pays for itself after twenty payload landing cycles.
The far side of the Moon is recommended as a radio quiet zone by the International Telecommunications Union under ITU-R RA.479. A high priority to enable a lunar far-side radio astronomy facility is for the international community to legally adopt the ITU recommendation to protect the radio environment of the far side of the Moon.
The Earth is a major source of radio noise and interference, from TV, radio, electric motors, car spark plugs, etc. This makes Radio astronomy on Earth difficult. The far side of the Moon is permanently shielded from human radio transmissions, and is the best place in the solar system for a Radio Astronomy Base.
The far-side lunar radio astronomy base would be located near the lunar equator at the 180 degree longitude point, which is an ideal location for anchoring a lunar lift tether.
The Lunar Lift Alliance is working to pursue all the above objectives. We invite collaboration of all interested parties.

###
About the Lunar Lift System
The Lunar Space Lift (LL) is an extremely long tether extending from the lunar surface through the Earth-Moon L1 or L2 Lagrange gravity balance point (EML1/2) and relatively deep into Earth’s gravity well.
The major components of the LL prototype include the Ribbon, the Anchor Platform on the lunar surface, the Supply Depot at EML1/2, and the Counterweight (CW) at the far end.
This revolutionary first space lift structure in the solar system can be built of existing polymer materials and can be launched on a single vehicle.
The LL prototype, would be able to lift roughly 2 tons of lunar samples per year, and deploy a similar quantity of equipment onto the lunar surface, revolutionizing the transport of material to and from the Moon.
It will provide:
· Two-way transportation from LEO to the lunar surface using solar-electric propulsion
· 2400 kg of lunar material to LEO, and 2400 kg of supplies soft-landed on the Moon each year
· Capability to enable low cost construction of ESA Lunar Farside Radio Observatory
· Commercial lunar mining of valuable minerals and commodities
· Geodetic and seismic networks for precise laser ranging and Moon quake studies
· A whole-Moon telescope at L1 and/or L2 for constant monitoring of transient lunar events
· Delivery of lunar rovers for extensive robotic exploration of the lunar surface, and
· Opening the way for low-cost lunar exploration, development, and resource recovery
###
About Dr. Johann-Dietrich Woerner
Johann-Dietrich ‘Jan’ Woerner became the ESA Director General on 1 July 2015.
Before joining ESA as Director General, Jan Woerner was head of the German delegation to ESA from 2007 to 2015 and served as Chairman of the ESA Council from 2012 to 2014.
Detailed bio: http://www.esa.int/…/Johann-Dietrich_Woerner_ESA_Director_G…
###
About the Lunar Lift Alliance
The Lunar Lift Alliance was formed in June 2015 and comprises several organizations and individuals who support the goal of five-fold reduction in lunar landing costs using a lunar lift tether system.
Current members of the LLA include:
Asteroid Initiatives LLC, USA
Global Space Organization, USA and international
International Space Elevator Consortium, USA and international
Leeward Space Foundation, USA and international
Space Society of Silicon Valley, USA
BT Public Relations, Romania
###
About Charles Frank Radley
Charles Radley is a NASA consultant who has made recently multiple appearances on TV and radio in Romania describing the Lunar Lift, including: The News Program of the National Romanian Television (TVR1), ProTV, Nasul TV, Radio Romania, ProFM Radio:
http://stirileprotv.ro/…/ilikeit-in-viitor-am-putea-avea-un…
http://stiri.tvr.ro/un-savant-american-cauta-in-romania-tal
http://www.nasul.tv/specialist-nasa-la-nasul-tv-in-citiva-…/
http://www.profm.ro/…/lsquo-liftul-pana-la-luna-rsquo-expli…
###
Please contact:
Romania: Geo Scripcariu, Email: geo.scripcariu@gmail.com Telephone: +40745-09.61.91
USA: Charles Radley, Email: charles@ava.st Telephone: +1-551-579-4686
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Space Exploration  - 
 
Press Release 
For Immediate Release
Contact: Geo Scripcariu
geo.scripcariu@gmail.com
Lunar Lift Alliance Applauds New ESA Director General proposal for Lunar Farside Base
Bucharest (Romania), July 15, 2015. On 29th April 2015 Dr Johann-Dietrich Woerner, former heard of DLR, announced his intention to align the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a base on the far side of the Moon for radio astronomy and other purposes. On 1st July 2015 Dr. Woerner assumed his new office as Director General of ESA.
We believe this plan is an excellent foundation for a major expansion of space innovation within Europe.
We encourage ESA to consider the benefits of the lunar lift which will greatly reduce the cost of construction of the far side lunar base.
A lunar lift investment pays for itself after twenty payload landing cycles.
The far side of the Moon is recommended as a radio quiet zone by the International Telecommunications Union under ITU-R RA.479. A high priority to enable a lunar far-side radio astronomy facility is for the international community to legally adopt the ITU recommendation to protect the radio environment of the far side of the Moon.
The Earth is a major source of radio noise and interference, from TV, radio, electric motors, car spark plugs, etc. This makes Radio astronomy on Earth difficult. The far side of the Moon is permanently shielded from human radio transmissions, and is the best place in the solar system for a Radio Astronomy Base.
The far-side lunar radio astronomy base would be located near the lunar equator at the 180 degree longitude point, which is an ideal location for anchoring a lunar lift tether.
The Lunar Lift Alliance is working to pursue all the above objectives. We invite collaboration of all interested parties.

###
About the Lunar Lift System
The Lunar Space Lift (LL) is an extremely long tether extending from the lunar surface through the Earth-Moon L1 or L2 Lagrange gravity balance point (EML1/2) and relatively deep into Earth’s gravity well.
The major components of the LL prototype include the Ribbon, the Anchor Platform on the lunar surface, the Supply Depot at EML1/2, and the Counterweight (CW) at the far end.
This revolutionary first space lift structure in the solar system can be built of existing polymer materials and can be launched on a single vehicle.
The LL prototype, would be able to lift roughly 2 tons of lunar samples per year, and deploy a similar quantity of equipment onto the lunar surface, revolutionizing the transport of material to and from the Moon.
It will provide:
· Two-way transportation from LEO to the lunar surface using solar-electric propulsion
· 2400 kg of lunar material to LEO, and 2400 kg of supplies soft-landed on the Moon each year
· Capability to enable low cost construction of ESA Lunar Farside Radio Observatory
· Commercial lunar mining of valuable minerals and commodities
· Geodetic and seismic networks for precise laser ranging and Moon quake studies
· A whole-Moon telescope at L1 and/or L2 for constant monitoring of transient lunar events
· Delivery of lunar rovers for extensive robotic exploration of the lunar surface, and
· Opening the way for low-cost lunar exploration, development, and resource recovery
###
About Dr. Johann-Dietrich Woerner
Johann-Dietrich ‘Jan’ Woerner became the ESA Director General on 1 July 2015.
Before joining ESA as Director General, Jan Woerner was head of the German delegation to ESA from 2007 to 2015 and served as Chairman of the ESA Council from 2012 to 2014.
Detailed bio: http://www.esa.int/…/Johann-Dietrich_Woerner_ESA_Director_G…
###
About the Lunar Lift Alliance
The Lunar Lift Alliance was formed in June 2015 and comprises several organizations and individuals who support the goal of five-fold reduction in lunar landing costs using a lunar lift tether system.
Current members of the LLA include:
Asteroid Initiatives LLC, USA
Global Space Organization, USA and international
International Space Elevator Consortium, USA and international
Leeward Space Foundation, USA and international
Space Society of Silicon Valley, USA
BT Public Relations, Romania
###
About Charles Frank Radley
Charles Radley is a NASA consultant who has made recently multiple appearances on TV and radio in Romania describing the Lunar Lift, including: The News Program of the National Romanian Television (TVR1), ProTV, Nasul TV, Radio Romania, ProFM Radio:
http://stirileprotv.ro/…/ilikeit-in-viitor-am-putea-avea-un…
http://stiri.tvr.ro/un-savant-american-cauta-in-romania-tal
http://www.nasul.tv/specialist-nasa-la-nasul-tv-in-citiva-…/
http://www.profm.ro/…/lsquo-liftul-pana-la-luna-rsquo-expli…
###
Please contact:
Romania: Geo Scripcariu, Email: geo.scripcariu@gmail.com Telephone: +40745-09.61.91
USA: Charles Radley, Email: charles@ava.st Telephone: +1-551-579-4686
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Discussion  - 
 
Press Release 
For Immediate Release
Contact: Geo Scripcariu
geo.scripcariu@gmail.com
Lunar Lift Alliance Applauds New ESA Director General proposal for Lunar Farside Base
Bucharest (Romania), July 15, 2015. On 29th April 2015 Dr Johann-Dietrich Woerner, former heard of DLR, announced his intention to align the European Space Agency (ESA) to develop a base on the far side of the Moon for radio astronomy and other purposes. On 1st July 2015 Dr. Woerner assumed his new office as Director General of ESA.
We believe this plan is an excellent foundation for a major expansion of space innovation within Europe.
We encourage ESA to consider the benefits of the lunar lift which will greatly reduce the cost of construction of the far side lunar base.
A lunar lift investment pays for itself after twenty payload landing cycles.
The far side of the Moon is recommended as a radio quiet zone by the International Telecommunications Union under ITU-R RA.479. A high priority to enable a lunar far-side radio astronomy facility is for the international community to legally adopt the ITU recommendation to protect the radio environment of the far side of the Moon.
The Earth is a major source of radio noise and interference, from TV, radio, electric motors, car spark plugs, etc. This makes Radio astronomy on Earth difficult. The far side of the Moon is permanently shielded from human radio transmissions, and is the best place in the solar system for a Radio Astronomy Base.
The far-side lunar radio astronomy base would be located near the lunar equator at the 180 degree longitude point, which is an ideal location for anchoring a lunar lift tether.
The Lunar Lift Alliance is working to pursue all the above objectives. We invite collaboration of all interested parties.

###
About the Lunar Lift System
The Lunar Space Lift (LL) is an extremely long tether extending from the lunar surface through the Earth-Moon L1 or L2 Lagrange gravity balance point (EML1/2) and relatively deep into Earth’s gravity well.
The major components of the LL prototype include the Ribbon, the Anchor Platform on the lunar surface, the Supply Depot at EML1/2, and the Counterweight (CW) at the far end.
This revolutionary first space lift structure in the solar system can be built of existing polymer materials and can be launched on a single vehicle.
The LL prototype, would be able to lift roughly 2 tons of lunar samples per year, and deploy a similar quantity of equipment onto the lunar surface, revolutionizing the transport of material to and from the Moon.
It will provide:
· Two-way transportation from LEO to the lunar surface using solar-electric propulsion
· 2400 kg of lunar material to LEO, and 2400 kg of supplies soft-landed on the Moon each year
· Capability to enable low cost construction of ESA Lunar Farside Radio Observatory
· Commercial lunar mining of valuable minerals and commodities
· Geodetic and seismic networks for precise laser ranging and Moon quake studies
· A whole-Moon telescope at L1 and/or L2 for constant monitoring of transient lunar events
· Delivery of lunar rovers for extensive robotic exploration of the lunar surface, and
· Opening the way for low-cost lunar exploration, development, and resource recovery
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About Dr. Johann-Dietrich Woerner
Johann-Dietrich ‘Jan’ Woerner became the ESA Director General on 1 July 2015.
Before joining ESA as Director General, Jan Woerner was head of the German delegation to ESA from 2007 to 2015 and served as Chairman of the ESA Council from 2012 to 2014.
Detailed bio: http://www.esa.int/…/Johann-Dietrich_Woerner_ESA_Director_G…
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About the Lunar Lift Alliance
The Lunar Lift Alliance was formed in June 2015 and comprises several organizations and individuals who support the goal of five-fold reduction in lunar landing costs using a lunar lift tether system.
Current members of the LLA include:
Asteroid Initiatives LLC, USA
Global Space Organization, USA and international
International Space Elevator Consortium, USA and international
Leeward Space Foundation, USA and international
Space Society of Silicon Valley, USA
BT Public Relations, Romania
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About Charles Frank Radley
Charles Radley is a NASA consultant who has made recently multiple appearances on TV and radio in Romania describing the Lunar Lift, including: The News Program of the National Romanian Television (TVR1), ProTV, Nasul TV, Radio Romania, ProFM Radio:
http://stirileprotv.ro/…/ilikeit-in-viitor-am-putea-avea-un…
http://stiri.tvr.ro/un-savant-american-cauta-in-romania-tal
http://www.nasul.tv/specialist-nasa-la-nasul-tv-in-citiva-…/
http://www.profm.ro/…/lsquo-liftul-pana-la-luna-rsquo-expli…
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Please contact:
Romania: Geo Scripcariu, Email: geo.scripcariu@gmail.com Telephone: +40745-09.61.91
USA: Charles Radley, Email: charles@ava.st Telephone: +1-551-579-4686
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My professional background includes B.S. Physics, M.S. Systems Engineering, ~20 years aerospace experience.
Was a part time technical consultant for Transorbital Corporation, the first private company to be licensed by the U.S. government to explore and land on the moon.
Was a member of the subcontractor teams for the Galileo and Magellan space probes, the International Space Station, Spacelab-MSL-1 and several communications satellite projects (e.g. Intelsat-6, Olympus).
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Implementing software safety in the NASA environment

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In 1968 I read about Solar Power Satellites and said ... Yes, this is THE solution. In 1976 I read about Gerard O'Neill so in 1977 I read the High Frontier, and said, yes, finally a plan which makes sense. In the last 30 years I have not heard a better plan, so I am continuing to work on the original O'Neill vision. I joined the original L-5 Society in 1979.Interests:Was a regional director of the National Space Society (NSS) from 1994-5 and
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