Roadmap of a Lunar Base Using the Lunar Lava Tubes and Their Vertical Skylights


With the participation of experts for the purpose of formulating a more concrete technology roadmap for the construction of a manned Lunar base in Lava Tubes and Their Vertical Skylights, which is essential for supporting long-term stays on the moon, resource utilization, and industrial activities, investigated. This paper, we proceeded with Robots, Architecture, Energy and in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) as an item to be examined. These are important not only for supporting human survival on the moon from the early stages of base construction, but also because they are deeply involved in transportation and energy problems.


Masato Sakurai, JAXA, JP
Asuka Shima, JAXA, JP
Isao Kawano, JAXA, JP
Yasufumi Wakabayashi, JAXA, JP
Junichi Haruyama, JAXA, JP
Takuya Goto, Doshisya University, JP
Mitsuhiko Ohta, Nippon Steel, JP
Ken Shoji, Taisei Advanced Center of Technology, JP
Hiroyuki Miyajima, International University of Health and Welfare, JP
ICES506: Human Exploration Beyond Low Earth Orbit: Missions and Technologies
The 51st International Conference on Environmental Systems was held in Saint Paul, Minnesota, US, on 10 July 2022 through 14 July 2022.


Manned Lunar Base, Lunar Lava Tubes, Vertical Skylights, Robot, Architecture, ISRU