The ILO Mission
"The Primary Goal of the ILO Mission is to Expand Human Understanding of the Cosmos Through Observation from Our Moon."
ILOA, with four active lunar missions and a robust Galaxy 21st Century Education program, continues to establish itself as a pioneer in Observation and Astronomy from the Moon. These four missions will enable the international ILOA teams the opportunity to participate and observe the Galaxy / Stars, local lunar environment, and Earth with various wavelengths, for differing durations, and from various lunar locations. They will also help to secure Hawaii’s leadership in Astronomy for the next 100 years.
Human Service Mission to the ILO on Moon South Pole is being advanced to high priority through newly-developing collaboration / partnership with Golden Spike Company of Colorado, USA. ILOA hopes to advance this partnership by becoming the first non-founding equity investor in Golden Spike, after recently helping to fund a cutting-edge study, along with a distinguished team of organizations, to initiate development of a Human Lunar Lander. The goal of GSC and ILOA is to achieve a Human Moon mission within the decade.
In September 2012, ILOA signed a MoU with the National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (NAOC-CAS) allowing ILOA scientists to conduct Galaxy Observations with the UV telescope aboard the Chang’e-3 lunar lander in 2013. ILOA is currently seeking an additional MOU in China to help realize Galaxy imaging from the Moon.
ILO-1, the original ILOA mission, will see a multifunctional 2-meter dish observatory placed near the South Pole of the Moon. The mission (NET 2016) will conduct radio astronomy, including Galaxy First Light Imaging Program; and Commercial Communications, including Space Calendar Lunar Broadcasting, while serving as a beacon for lunar base buildout. ILOA is working with MDA of Canada to develop the scientific payload for ILO-1, and Moon Express of Silicon Valley USA has agreed to provide the spacecraft that will deliver the payload to the surface of the Moon.
ILOA is teaming with the Google Lunar X Prize Team Moon Express on a precursor mission known as ILO-X. For this mission, ILOA will place a 7-cm optical telescope on the team’s lunar lander scheduled for 2015.
ILOA Galaxy Forum is a successful 21st Century Education Program held regularly in cities, countries and continents all around the world. Already active in Hawaii, Asia, North & South America, Europe, and Africa, the program hopes to expand to Antarctica in 2014-2015. The Forums connect Galaxy researchers and local educators to help bring Galacticity / Galaxy consciousness into every class.
The ILOA is an interglobal enterprise incorporated in Hawaii as a 501(c)(3) non-profit to help realize the multifunctional ILO -- to advance human knowledge of the Cosmos through observation from our Moon, and to participate in lunar base build-out. The ILOA also since 2008 has co-sponsored with its Space Age Publishing Company affiliate an international series of Galaxy Forums and a Lunar Commercial Communications Workshop.