The United Nations and protection of the Moon’s farside

  • Claudio Maccone
Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)


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.


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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