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.

Update for August 2022: Space Debris Graveyard added to Public Registry

Other Services: A Lunar Registry of Activity

Lunar Resources Registry maintains an up-to-date registry and map for Space agencies, Science Missions, policymakers, Non-Government Organisations and Commercial entities.

  • Provider of an online maps of activity; past, present, and future.

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

Are you a CisLunar focussed start-up or scientist developing an ISRU experiment or operation on the surface of the Moon? If you know where it could be located, Register with the Lunar Resources Registry. We are building a Map of potential experimental missions. Find out more.

Explore Activity on the Moon via our Lunar Maps:

Online 3D Interactive Registry of Lunar Activity
Online 2D Interactive registry of Lunar Activity

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.

Why Resources on the Moon?

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

2. For millennia, we have mined the Earth, now we are developing the technology to mine the Moon: It can provide us with rare elements, like platinum group metals, without environmental consequences.

Our Mission: Order from Chaos, with Collaboration!

  • Space Agencies: Going to the Moon? Let us know!
  • Lunar NGO / policymakers: Get in contact, and we can co-ordinate our activities.
  • 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.

Explore High Profile Registrations:

We have Created Simple Registrations Categories:

Read our Registry Guide.

Start Exploring Our Registrations

The following Registration can be viewed without a login:

Actual Landers and Impact sites, including:
Surveyor 1 Lander 1966, Apollo 11 Landing Module 1969, Luna 20 Lander and Sample Return 1972, Luna 21 Lunokhod 2 Rover, Apollo 17 Landing Module, ESA Smart-1 Impact Site, Chang’e 4 Lander, Chang’e 5 Sample Return, Chandrayaan-2 Lander Impact Site 2019, and the Beresheet Impact site.

Planned Missions. Who is going to the Moon and more importantly, where?
ESA Lunar Resources Lander, NASA CLPS PRISM-1A (2023) to Reiner Gamma, NASA CLPS PRISM-1B (2024) to Schroedinger Basin

Registrations for Conceptual Science Missions and Operations (2):
Science: The EarFar-Side Asteroid Observatory – Ideal also for a radio telescope.
Science: BullseyeNear-Side Earth Observatory – Ideal for direct line of sight with Earth.

Registrations for Resources:
New Pilbara North – A Partnership Registration highlighting the detection of iron in ejecta. Including potential Registrations for Iron Resources, a refuse pit, and a port.

Our Registrations by Numbers:

  • Actual Landers and Impact Sites: 72.
  • Heritage Zones: 6. Currently, all Apollo crewed landing sites.
  • Planned Landers: 24.
  • Science Registrations: 2
  • Development Zones (future commercial activity) ~20


We work closely with specific partners to determine the authenticity of our Registrations.
LRR and selected Partners work together to create:

  • Partnership Registrations: A LRR Registration, including Lunar analytical information specific to the Registration, including but not limited to terrain, resources in comparison to other data sets, and options for future enhanced information, such as higher resolution imagery when available.
  • Missions to Lunar Locations: We estimate that in 5-10 years Missions can be undertaken to targetted Lunar Locations.

Data Sources

The LRR has multiple data sources, on this website we provide a partial list.