A Message from the CEO, Co-founder and Investor of the Lunar Resources Registry

The Moon exists to benefit all of Humanity. On the surface are many locations that offer abundant resources and energy, for materials, propulsion, and exploration.
In the near future, these resources are technically obtainable, and under specific sovereign Space Resources laws, commercial assets.
We are the preliminary enabler of this interplanetary trade.
The Lunar Resources Registry is your CisLunar bridge for doing business on the Moon.
- Simon Drake

The Team

CEO, Co-Founder and Investor
Simon Drake

CEO, Project and Process Management, including data sourcing and product development.
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Co-Founder and Investor
Kevin Mac Gowan

Roles include Legal insight (roadmap and framework for existing treaties and national initiatives) and Business Development.

Advisor
Thomas Lazaridis

Oversight and business modelling.

Product Developer
Karolina Ambroziak-Murzyn

Currently studying Geology & Geophysics at the University of Helsinki, specializing in Petrology and Economic Geology.
Karolina's academic interests focus on igneous rocks (especially ultramafic), ore formation processes and extraterrestrial mining ethics.
Is a graduate in geology studies with a focus on heavy minerals.

Advisor
Professor Alan Binder

Dr. Binder is Director of the Lunar Research Institute in Tucson, AZ, formerly he was Principal Investigator for the Lunar Prospector mission, he has 60 years of experience in the fields of planetary astronomy and planetary geosciences. He was also a Principal Investigator on the 1976 Viking Mars Lander Camera Team.

Lunar Mapping Developer
Jakob Pelle Rauch

Student, Masters program: environmental engineering, focussing on spatial data.

Space Resources Legal Framework Researcher
Hannah Crawford

Space Resources / Lunar Resources Framework Researcher, with a background in European and International law.
Hannah has an Advanced LL.M. in Air and Space Law from Leiden University.
Her roles include providing general legal support to the Lunar Resources Registry and aiding the development of the legal framework and legal process the Lunar Resources Registry uses for evaluating registrations.

I.T.

Maintains information systems and networks.
Currently studying Computer Science at the Technical University of Darmstadt.

Vision: About the Lunar Resources Registry

Lunar Resources will be commodities...

The most popular identified Lunar Resources are: Titanium, Iron, Silicon, Aluminium, Water, Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Helium-3. Their specific locations range from easy-to-access on flattish Seas, to difficult-to-access but valuable, deep in shadowed craters, where there may be deposits of water.

Both national Space Agencies and private enterprise gather increasingly precise data about the surface of the Moon. Space Resources entrepreneurs develop business propositions regarding commercialising the Moon and its resources. There is significant public interest, and investors are interested in businesses conducting real operations.
As a result of this momentum, LRR sees the registration of resources on the Lunar Surface as a logical development.

Adding to this momentum is that terrestrial mining companies are increasingly under strain on earth to avoid environmental damage, and are also facing technical extremes in many of their activities that make their existing business models less attractive.

Major economic powerhouses (US, Europe, China, Russia, Japan, India) have all conducted Lunar operations of one kind or another. However, space resources programs require a realistic political destination backed up by commercial objectives, as these are big budget and high-profile missions. Their various orbiters and landers therefore represent a trend that is unmistakable, and its first priority will be to establish sufficient technical prowess to not only reach the lunar surface, but also finding ways to implement resources extraction projects that will provide the commercial viability of such missions and activities.

The objective of this trend, from a resources point of view, will be to identify locations of sufficient value on the Lunar surface, yet these locations may also be ideal infrastructure points for CisLunar communication, generating energy, or providing access to permanently shadowed areas that may have the building blocks of life. Without a doubt this trend will see increased Lunar activity, leading to inevitable sovereign and commercial claims in the future, and for this purpose the Lunar Resources Registry provides the ideal process to ensure that resources and locations are registered, commercially secured and documented within the scope of the existing international legal frameworks.

Mining Space Summit Luxembourg Simon Drake, CEO of Lunar Resources Registry, presenting at the Space Resources Week in Luxembourg, October 9th 2019.


Space Law: Lunar Resources Registry proprietry Space Resources Legal Framework

Activities on the Moon are subject to various layers of international agreements and policies.
The LRR Space Resources Legal Framework is a modular and scalable tool to enable the legal Registration of resources and commercial interests on the lunar surface, focussing on the exploration, eventual extraction, and commercial trading of resources, including resources for materials and energy, and locations of infrastructure and strategic importance.
The Lunar Resources Registry is the principal registry for this purpose.

Lunar Resources Legal and Policy Framework on the Moon