The United Nations and protection of the Moon’s farside

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Abstract

Since the 1990s the international scientific community—especially the IAA (International Academy of Astronautics)—have been discussing the need to keep the farside of the Moon free from man-made radio frequency interference (RFI). In fact, the center of the farside, specifically the Daedalus crater, is an ideal site to set up a future radio telescope (or, more realistically, a phased array) to detect radiowaves of all kinds, which are impossible to detect on Earth because of the ever-growing RFI.

Keywords

Lagrangian Point Halo Orbit Moon System Radio Frequency Interference Outer Solar System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.International Academy of Astronautics and Istituto Nazionale di AstrofisicaTorino (Turin)Italy

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