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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LEAP Executive Summary

This Executive Summary provides a concise summary of the challenges and potential solutions toward having a viable commercial facility on the Moon.  The work of the Lunar Economic Action Plan (LEAP) of the Institute has come to the conclusion that a private settlement on the Moon is surprisingly feasible and even cost effective, offering the best [...]


Blue Origin Testimony on a Return to the Lunar Surface

On September 7, 2017, Bretton Alexander, the Director, Business Development & Strategy at Blue Origin, testified before the House Subcommittee on Space during its Hearing on Private Sector Lunar Exploration.  Mr. Alexander's testimony covered his company's concepts for lunar exploration, including the Blue Moon lander.  The testimony also detailed legislative considerations that could aid this [...]


Building a Moon Base

So, we want to go to the Moon. Why? Because the Moon is an ideal “staging post” for us to accumulate materials and manpower outside of the Earth’s deep gravitational well. From the Moon we can send missions into deep space and ferry colonists to Mars. Tourists may also be interested in a short visit. [...]


Project Horizon

In keeping with the spirit of the Lunar Economic Action Plan, and the history of lunar exploration that precedes it,the IISC is bringing you Project Horizon by the United States Army.  This was a secret program that was declassified after the end of the Cold War. From the introduction" There is a requirement for a [...]


Jurisdictional Challenges And Their Potential Impact Upon Commerce Related To A Private Settlement On The Moon

Some may recall the quarantine endured by the crew of Apollo 11 upon their return from the Moon, but do they also remember the official declaration forms and quarantine that the crew had to sign upon their return from the Moon at the Honolulu airport?  The cargo they declared, alongside their quarantine, was undoubtedly a [...]


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 [...]