Homestead Database

Homestead Database

Welcome! This Lunar Homestead Database is where I collect all the knowledge we have about the technology and techniques needed to establish Lunar Homesteads. Well, as much as I can get my hands on anyway. My goal is to have as much information as possible in one place, even if it’s only links to information or simply references to documents. I also want to gather as much data and analyses about Luna and it’s environment.

You can help! Data, ideas, references, and all other types of Lunar information are scattered all over the place. Some are easily accessible on the Internet. Some are hidden behind paywalls. Some are only found in out-of-print papers and books. I need your help to consolidated it all here so we can easily access it. Just send me an email with whatever you find (that’s relevant) and I’ll put it in the appropriate section.

Of course, you can also be a Research Partner and work on your own project. There are a lot of questions to answer and not nearly enough people working on them.

With your help we can make the Lunar Homestead Database THE place to find Lunar settlement information.

Homesteader Tech

Doodle Pending

Lunar Homestead Kits – The ultimate goal of Lunar Homestead is to have physical Homestead “kits” that groups or organizations can purchase. These kits will contain all the hardware, how-to manuals, and designs the Homesteaders will need to make their settlement thrive.

Doodle Pending

Lunar Homestead Tools – Manual and powered tools that Homesteaders can make and maintain using local resources.

Doodle Pending

In-Situ Resource Utilization – Learning how to use the resources we find on Luna.

Doodle Pending

Shelter – You can’t have a Homestead without pressurized space. Other types of shelters are also important.

Doodle Pending

Energy – A Homestead without energy is a dead Homestead.

Doodle Pending

Air – Obviously we have to pressurize our habitats with stuff we can breathe.

Doodle Pending

Water – Critical to the physical and mental health of Homesteaders. Also critical to industrial operations.

Doodle Pending

Food – Importing food from Earth is a losing game. Homesteaders need to eat 100% Lunar-grown food.

Doodle Pending

Health – There’s no point in doing this if we can’t keep people healthy and happy.

Doodle Pending

Waste – Human, heat, food, etc. All waste needs to be feed-stock for another process.

Doodle Pending

Transportation – There are lots of other people and organizations working on Earth to Low Earth Orbit transportation. We’re only concerned with Lunar surface and from Luna to Lunar orbit/L2.

Doodle Pending

Communication – Lunar Internet, radio, education, etc.

Doodle Pending

Economics – Homesteads have to quickly turn a profit otherwise this just won’t work.

Doodle Pending

Homestead Security – This is actually going to be pretty important but I put it last because it also probably the most controversial. And I just haven’t gotten around to actually thinking about it.

Lunar Science

Doodle Pending

Lunar environment – Radiation, extreme temperature changes, low gravity, and more.

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Selenography – The study of the geography of Luna.

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Selenology – The study of the geology of Luna.

General information

Doodle Pending

Technology Readiness Levels – Just a basic description of TRLs.

Doodle Pending

Lunar Homestead Experimental Location – I’ve selected the Apollo 12 landing site as our default location for our hypothetical Lunar Homestead.

Doodle Pending

Inspiration – Sometimes I just need to recharge my Lunar settlement batteries.

Doodle Pending

Resources – Databases, books, websites, news sites, etc.

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