In the pursuit of global cooperation and the shared vision of space exploration and utilization, the International Lunar Lands Authority (ILLA) has been established as a cooperative entity between Earth’s space-faring nations and private entities and organisations. Our mission reflects the collective ambition of humanity to further our understanding, exploration, and responsible development of Earth’s closest celestial neighbour, the Moon (Luna).
II. Scope of Authority:
The ILLA stands as a mediator, custodian, and facilitator for the regulated exploration, utilization, and claims of the lunar territory. This authority embodies the model and principles of the International Seabed Authority (ISA) in its governance of the Clarion-Clipperton Zone (CCZ) of the Pacific Ocean, ensuring equitable, safe, and sustainable practices in lunar activities, and the Secretariat of the Antarctic Treaty (ATS), which reserves the region for peaceful purposes, promotes scientific investigations and international cooperation, forbids any military activity in the region, sets aside specific areas as a scientific preserve, requires the regular exchange of information about activities, and encourages environmental stewardship.
III. Claims Management:
The ILLA is responsible for the review, registration, and adjudication of claims on lunar lands. All claims are subject to international laws, agreements, and treaties set forth to guide lunar operations.
2. Process for NSPs and Private Entities:
National space programmes (NSPs), private corporations, and organizations are invited to file claims via the dedicated portal on our official website: LunarRegistry.com. Comprehensive guidelines and protocols are provided on this platform to guide these entities through the registration process.
3. Process for the General Public:
Recognizing the universal desire of individuals to connect with space exploration, the ILLA has designated 12 specific locations on the Moon for public claims. Individuals can claim between one to ten acres either for themselves or as a gift. These claims can be registered through a separate public portal on LunarRegistry.com.
IV. Approved Uses of Lunar Lands:
The ILLA encourages diverse and peaceful utilization of lunar resources and lands, adhering strictly to international standards. Approved uses include:
Resource Mining: Exploration and extraction of valuable minerals and resources.
Tourism Centres: Establishments fostering space tourism and providing unique lunar experiences.
Scientific Research Facilities: Centres dedicated to lunar studies, astronomy, and other scientific endeavors.
Cultural Preservation Sites: Areas dedicated to commemorating human achievements on the Moon and the rich tapestry of the Moon’s own cultural history.
Space Agriculture: Facilities exploring sustainable lunar agriculture, hydroponics, and aeroponics.
Other Purposes: Peaceful uses that align with international agreements and treaties, subjected to approval by the ILLA.
V. Commitment to Sustainability and Equity:
The ILLA is committed to ensuring that lunar exploration and development are conducted peacefully, sustainably, minimizing harm and maximizing benefits. Our policies prioritize equitable access to lunar resources, and we strive to ensure that all humankind can share in the scientific, cultural, and economic benefits of lunar exploration.
The Moon, as a beacon of human curiosity and ambition, remains a testament to our drive to explore the unknown. The International Lunar Lands Authority is proud to be at the forefront of this journey, serving as the nexus for Earth’s united endeavors on the Moon. We invite every person and every nation to join us in this venture, as we chart a course for a brighter, interconnected, and interplanetary future.