Eight Years to Full Operations
The Apollo program put the first man on the Moon in 7 years and cost over $100 billion. Shackleton Energy will place a team on the Moon within 8 years, provide millions of tonnes of fuel and water for solar system customers, and lay the foundation for space settlement for approximately one-tenth of the cost of Apollo. First revenues are scheduled to be generated within 4 years of program start and full break-even within 12 years.
Phase 1: Planning
Detailed technical and architectural design including customer engagement and propellant pre-sales.
Phase 2: Prospecting
Robotic lunar polar prospecting missions for ice to identify the best mining locations and for the operational base.
Phase 3: infrastructure
Development, construction and deployment of prototype spacecraft for systems validation and initial human operations.
Phase 4: operations
Human lunar operations and establishment of propellant supply chain to customers - open for business!
Program Briefing by SEC's Chief Operating Officer & Architect, Jim Keravala
Filmed at Government Futures Lab, Reconstitutional Convention, April 26, 2013.