Busalla , 8 July 2021


We the People of Earth

Recognizing the common interest of all mankind in the progress of the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes,

Recognizing that the Moon plays an essential role for life on earth,

Recognizing the importance of scientific research in outer space and on outers pace and celestial bodies

Acknowledging a key role to the scientific community in outer space activities for the progress of mankind and for the protection of earth;

Believing that the exploration and use of outer space should be carried on for the betterment of mankind and for the benefit of States irrespective of their degree of economic or scientific development;

Reaffirming the importance of international cooperation in the field of the exploration and peaceful uses of outer space, including the moon and other celestial bodies, and of promoting the rule of law in this field of human endeavor;

Recalling the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies, the Agreement on the Rescue of Astronauts, the Return of Astronauts and the Return of Objects Launched into Outer Space, the Convention on International Liability for Damage Caused by Space Objects, and the Convention on Registration of Objects Launched into Outer Space;

Recalling the 1979 AGREEMENT GOVERNING THE ACTIVITIES of STATES ON THE MOON AND OTHER CELESTIAL BODIES, that recognizes that the moon, as a natural satellite of the earth, has an important role to play in the exploration of outer space;

Acknowledging that the Moon Far-side is a peculiar place for conducting research in deep space since it is shielded by all radio waves produced on earth and in-orbit by satellite systems;

Recalling the relevance of the Moon Far-side for Cosmology, Exoplanet Technosignatures, SETI programme and, more in general, outer space scientific research

Ask the International Scientific Community, States and International Organisations to

  • unite their efforts to save the radio-noise-free environment of the Far-side against man-made radio emissions
  • take into consideration the scientific needs connected to the far-side of the moon when conducting space activities on the moon or orbiting around the moon
  • elaborate best practices and law rules allowing a fair balance between the scientific needs and the exploitation of space activities