Key Points

  • We are a Registry for the Exploration and Extraction of Resources from the Moon.
  • We focus on finding resources sites that have >$1 Billion value; that value may be on the surface of the Moon for in-situ resources utilization, in the CisLunar economy, or back on earth.
  • We have extensive expertise in this field, having built proprietary maps, Lunar resources databases, and space resources legal frameworks.
  • We have an understanding of the technological supply-chain (half of which is yet to be fully developed and deployed) required to explore and extract resources on the Moon.
  • Our future plans include developing low-cost missions to high value resources locations. We monitor international missions plus develop (in partnerships) our own Missions to the Moon for exploration.

Our Products: Public and Commercial Online Maps of Activity on the Moon

Lunar Resources Registry has developed an Open Lunar Registry and Commercial Resources Registrations. Explore the Moon using our online interactive maps:

Free to Access. Most up to date!

Open Lunar Registry for Education: Designed as a highly visual and educational tool for students and universities to explore activity on the Moon. Includes 74 locations.

Includes all recent Missions to the surface of the Moon.

Free to Access.

Open Lunar Registry for Governance: A Lunar Governance platform that monitors all known human activity on the Moon, includes Actual Missions, Planned Landing Zones, Lunar Pits and more. Also includes respective safety-zones.

Requires User Registration. Contact Us.

Commercial Registrations and Planning: Shows potential Lunar Mines, Development Zones, Infrastructure bases, plus existing missions, planned missions, and heritage zones.

Bonus Map! Space Ports (beta). Before going to the Moon, you have to start somewhere! We have launched an online spherical map of Spaceports. We will add more launch pads and new spaceports as we gather more informaiton. Visit Mapping Global Spaceports.

Now Available! The Lunar Resources Registry Educational Map

An educational and collectible map of the Moon displaying the locations of all known human activity and objects, spanning 64 years and 74 unique locations, including the latest missions in 2023: iSpace’s Hakuto-R from Japan, Luna 25 from Russia, and Chandrayaan-3 from India.

Details: €100, printed, numbered and signed, A1 size, thick paper, matt finish, delivered in a cylindrical tube.

Invest in Lunar Resources Registry! Series A available.

We are planning to raise capital to continue the development of our Lunar Education, Governance, and Commercial Maps. Our next steps would then be forming joint-ventures to develop Lunar Landers and position these landers and hardware at strategic locations. We are gradually reaching out to interested investors.

Lunar Resources Public Registry UG was funded by Space Ventures Investors Ltd and both founders, and is an Alumnus of European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre Hessen 2023, managed by CESAH.

To find our more, go to Invest in Lunar Resources Registry.

Strategic Partnerships


Technical Expertise

Sales of Printed Maps, UK

News about Missions and Resources on the Moon

Intuitive Machines Nova-C Odysseus Landed (on it’s side) and is no longer Operational

February 27th, 2024: The Intuitive Machines Nova-C Mission may end earlier than expected due to an imperfect landing.

February 22nd, 2024: Intuitive Machines Nova-C “Odysseus” was the first privately developed spacecraft to land on the moon, and the first US spacecraft to do so in 52 years. It landed 1.5km from it’s target Malapert A in the South Pole region. It landed on it’s side.

SLIM Precision Lander Landed (on it’s nose) and is Operational (when the sun shines)

January 19th, 2024: The SLIM lander arrived on the Moon, and before touching down head first, it released two rovers; LEV-1 the Hopper, and LEV-2 Sora-Q. An impressive achievement for JAXA.

January 16th, 2024: Japan’s SLIM Lander to attempt a Moon Landing on Janaury 19th 2024. India Times: Japan to attempt first moon landing of 2024 on Friday

January 3rd 2024: Japan’s SLIM Precision Lander is on the way to Shioli Crater. Is this sign of a dedicated mission to investigate space resources on the Moon? Follow our Lunar Registration for SLIM.

Astrobotic’s Perigine lander – FAIL

Astrobotic’s Perigine lander was planned to land at the The Gruithuisen Domes.

Firefly Blue Ghost – Launch in H1 2024?

Firefly Blue Ghost Mission set for late 2024. Better late than never! Destination is Mons Latreille within Mare Crisium.

Lunar Resources Registry has a NFT Virtual Payload on the Firefly Mission.

Space Resouces News

January 3rd 2024: Researchers from the Chair of Space Technology at TU Berlin, in conjunction with JPM Silicon GmbH, are creating a cutting-edge manufacturing process for solar cells using lunar regolith. This a step forward for European and German research on the utilisation of resources on the Moon.

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Open Lunar Registry: We Register Who is on the Moon and Where – Free to Access.

Free to Access.

Our non-commercial service displays All Human Activity on the Moon, Planned Missions, Heritage Zones and Lunar Pits as potential habitats for crewed operations.

Our Online Open Lunar Registry, displaying multiple layers of landing site data…

Order a Printed Map of all known missions to the Moon…

View and sort lists of missions, both past and planned….

Commercial Resources Registrations: A Path to Exploring and Extracting Resources from the Moon

Some Content Requires Registration and Login.

In the last ten years various predictions have been made that Space will spawn the first Trillionaire. See quotes from Neil deGrasse Tyson (NBC), Ted Cruz (Politico) and Peter Diamandis (Daily Mail). Nations and Space Agencies that understand the commercial benefits have been making progress, including creating Space Mining Laws (see U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act), sample-return missions, and increased research.

For decades the value of space resources, from mining the Moon to asteroid mining, has been researched and estimated based on the value of resources delivered and sold in two markets; on Earth and in Space. NASA has emerged as an early buyer of resources from the Moon (Reuters).

At Lunar Resources Registry (LRR) we are building the business of Space Resources: Where exactly on the Moon are the resources of value, how does an entity secure the commercial rights to extracted resources, in order to build a business case and attract investors to conduct the required exploration and extraction operations. From this we have a built a commercially viable product: A Lunar Resources Registration. See Our Service.

Note: A Registration is NOT A CLAIM OR RIGHT TO OWNERSHIP of any part of the Moon.

LRR provides the building blocks for Commercial Resources Operations on the Lunar Surface within a 10 year timeframe. LRR has built a clear and transparent resources registration service and space legal framework that serves as a cornerstone for commercial exploration and extraction operations.

Selected clients can use our service to build realistic Space Resources businesses, missions, and operations.

Explore our Registry by Type of Activity

Commercial Resources Registrations: Potential Resources Locations for Exploration and Extraction Missions.

Locations of interest…
Resources Registrations for Sale.
Reserved Resources Registrations…

Open Lunar Registry: All Human Activity on the Moon.

Lunar Lander, Rovers, and equipment…
Spacecraft Impact sites…
Planned Missions to the Moon…

We also provide registrations for Science (including exploration) and Heritage Zones…

Locations for Telescopes, Lunar Pits, and much more…
Early Missions of the Space Race and Apollo Crewed Landings…

Lunar Resources Registry Overview video (4 minutes 30 seconds)


January 2023: Lunar Resources Registry has released a list of Available Resources Registrations for Potential Clients.

8th May, 2023: We will be updating our Lunar Maps to register the ispace HAKUTO-R Mission 1 as an Impact Zone in Atlas Crater. See our ispace post.

December 2022: iSpace is on the way to the Moon with their HAKUTO-R M1 lunar lander – see Spacenews Article. They launched on 9th December 2022 and are expected to land in 5 months. We’re made a registration for them at Atlas Crater.

August 2022: Space Debris Graveyard added to Public Registry

Concepts for Lunar Operations, Start-ups and Scientists: Register with Us!

Would You Invest in a Lunar Mining Operation? Take our 2 Minute Survey.

Creating the market for profitable space exploration starts with understanding the risk appetite of investors like you. Take the survey!
Your input helps us build the lists of Lunar locations and missions to make Lunar resources exploration and extraction possible.

We are a Lunar Registry of Activity

Lunar Resources Registry (LRR) maintains an up-to-date registry and map for Space Agencies, Science Missions, policymakers, Non-Government Organisations and Commercial entities. LRR offers:

  • Online maps of activity; past, present, and future.
  • Public Registrations; Free for Space Agencies, Scientists, Start-ups, and Planned Missions.
  • Resources Registrations to support CisLunar industries; mining, energy, and infrastructure.
  • Commercial Registrations; Defining locations for operations for exploration and extraction (e.g. Moon Mining), ISRU, Energy (Solar and Nuclear), CisLunar Infrastructure operations.
  • Missions to Lunar Locations: Complimenting a Registration is an actual Mission to a Lunar Location, in 5-10 years.

Lunar Resources Registry (LRR) focus is registering Lunar Resources for Terrestrial industries; mining, energy, and infrastructure.

To undertake impactful operations on the surface of the Moon requires extensive research, partnerships and joint-ventures to assemble the required supply-chain, and certainty.

LRR provides a clear and transparent resources registration and space legal framework that serves as a cornerstone for commercial exploration and extraction operations.

LRR integrates internal and 3rd party Lunar resources and analytical research, to create resources and complimentary infrastructure operation locations, for mining, energy and infrastructure companies who want to establish a presence on the Moon.

LRR also maintains various online maps to promote specific locations for resources, including potential ISRU or infrastructure sites.

LRR has also created a Space Resources Legal Framework to lay the groundwork for commercial space mining operations.

Since 2 years of operation, including participating in an European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre, LRR has developed a customized suite of Lunar Resources Maps and identified a growing list of Development Zones (DZ) focused on the following resources: Iron, Silicates, Titanium, Thorium and Water.

Why a Registry for the Moon?

As the Space Race evolves into Space Industrialisation, the search for off-world resources goes straight to the Moon. But how will Lunar Mining function, when multiple nations, and soon companies, are conducting expensive and revolutionary missions? The Lunar Resources Registry is the answer.

Read our Registry Guide.

Why Resources on the Moon?

There’s three simple reasons to explore the Lunar surface for resources:
1. Water trapped in regolith can be used to produce propulsion, and support life, for CisLunar infrastructure and Deep Space Missions.

2. For millennia, we have mined the Earth, now we are developing the technology to mine the Moon: It can provide us with Rare Earth Elements, and Platinum Group Metals, without environmental consequences.

3. There is a growing interest from individuals and companies that want to invest in Moon Mining. We are developing the first steps of this process.

Our Mission: Order from Chaos, with Collaboration!

  • Space Agencies: Going to the Moon? Let us know! We’ll add you to our Public Registry.
  • Lunar NGO / policymakers: Get in contact, and we can co-ordinate our activities. Get on our Moon Map Public Registry.
  • Space Resources Prospectors: We can Register as a Service high-value locations.
  • Space Resources Exploration and Extraction: We can Register as a Service and help build Mission profiles and payloads to specific locations.
  • Legal Questions: We have developed a Space Resources Legal Framework. We know what is permissible, possible, and the direction of policy and legal issues.

Explore Selected Registrations: