The International Institute of Space Commerce has been involved in a number of initiatives to further the exploration and exploitation of Space. We try to share our publications as widely as possible, so they can be found here, also also on Amazon or iTunes.

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Justifying a Lunar Settlement


  Funding and operating a successful economic private settlement on the Moon will require an overarching community development strategy, followed by scientific / technological work, pioneering drive, and a resilient commercialization plan. Historically, this set of activities has not been carried out sequentially, but all the elements are necessary to achieve a profitable private settlement [...]

LEAP Communications Architecture


Telecommunications has played a significant role in the development and advancement of mankind and is one of the key enabling capabilities that has fuelled the rate and pace of growth. Telecommunications is deemed to be a critical infrastructure with a significant social, cultural and economic impact on society, in fact a stark contrast can be [...]

Creating A Courageous 21st Century Space Policy by Dennis Wingo

OPEN AND DOWNLOAD THE WHOLE PAPER HERE: Creating a Courageous 21st Century Space Policy It is time for a new 21st century policy, one that is based on a sound philosophical foundation and robust faith in the future that made our nation great, and one that will bring lasting benefits to the nation and the [...]

Location, Location, Location on the Moon


What is a lunar colony but a real estate development?  And when discussing real estate, we must look at the prime criteria: Location, Location, Location!  In this presentation brief, Hoyt Davidson lists and discussed the strengths of seven potential sites for a commercial lunar base, given the industries that would benefit from those sites.  The [...]

MOBIUS: An Evolutionary Strategy for Lunar Tourism


The MOBIUS concept architecture presents an evolutionary methodology for lunar tourist missions. In the MOBIUS scenario, a quartet of spacecraft is suggested in a specific supersynchronous Earth orbit as a nominal trajectory for a cislunar, cycling vehicle system. Earth and lunar shuttlecraft service the cycler at Earth perigee and lunar proximal apogee of the selected [...]

International Cooperation in Space, from USSR to Russia


This chapter presents a historical overview of international cooperation in space during the period of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and to the present days of the Russian Federation. The post-Soviet era and current international cooperation in space are described through interviews with people who were or still are involved in the joint [...]

Using the International Space Station as a Test Bed for the Commercial Space Marketplace


The international space exploration industry faces two related and bewitching obstacles to its long-term programmatic health. The first is a U.S. administration that views exploration through the lens of the overall economic and political problems afflicting the American economy. In other words, no blank check is forthcoming for NASA, given the nation's deep fiscal woes. [...]