White House Releases National Cislunar S&T Strategy
Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released the first National Cislunar Science and Technology (S&T) Strategy to address how U.S. S&T leadership will support responsible, peaceful, and sustainable exploration and use of Cislunar space—the large region of space in the Earth-Moon system beyond geosynchronous (GEO) orbit, including the Moon—by all space-faring nations and entities, consistent with the U.S. Space Priorities Framework.
The strategy lays out four key S&T objectives:
- Support research and development to enable future growth in Cislunar space.
- Expand international S&T cooperation in Cislunar space.
- Extend U.S. space situational awareness capabilities into Cislunar space.
- Implement Cislunar communications and positioning, navigation, and timing capabilities with scalable and interoperable approaches.