Arch Mission Foundation Partners with Xplore to Expand Solar System-Wide Archive
Launches will send Arch Libraries to Venus and Mars, as well as deliver them to asteroids and the Moon
LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2019
LOS ANGELES, June 11, 2019 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ — The Arch Mission Foundation today announced a new partnership with Xplore, a privately-funded commercial space company focused on the scientific exploration of our solar system. As part of the partnership, future Xplore missions will carry specially designed Arch Libraries that will continue to expand the Arch Mission Foundation’s Billion Year Archive™.
The Billion Year Archive™ is a solar system-wide collection of Arch Libraries that will preserve, connect, and share humanity’s knowledge for billions of years, and serve as a backup of planet Earth. The partnership with Xplore will further the Arch Mission Foundation’s goal of disseminating these archives across time and space. The non-profit foundation continues to partner with space programs and launch operations to distribute Arch Libraries™ as widely as possible.
“We are thrilled to work with Xplore, and be a part of their mission to expand human knowledge through scientific space explorations,” said Nova Spivack, Co-founder and CEO of the Arch Mission Foundation. “In partnering with Xplore, we will be able to continue to expand our Lunar Library™, and establish new Arch Libraries in a number of new locations throughout our solar system as part of our Billion Year Archive. We are thankful to generous partners like Xplore who believe in our mission and are willing to help us achieve it.”
Previous Arch Libraries include the Lunar Library, established on the Moon earlier this year, the Orbital Library placed on satellites around Earth, and the Solar Library, which was launched onboard Elon Musk’s Telsa launched into space in early 2018. The Arch Libraries contain various content, but are made up of foundational analog layers etched at microscopic scale that include resources such as the Wikipedia and millions of books, images, documents, data sets and even software. It also includes collections from Project Gutenberg and the Internet Archive, and the Long Now Foundation Rosetta and PanLex datasets, which provide a linguistic key to 5000 languages with 1.5 billion cross-language translations.
Starting in 2021 Xplore will launch its commercial science expeditions to the Moon, Mars, Venus and Near-Earth Asteroids. Xplore conducts mission planning, spacecraft engineering, communications and operations for national space agencies, companies and research organizations on their fleet of advanced exploration spacecraft.
“We’re proud to be able to support the Arch Mission Foundation by hosting their payload on our missions. Like Xplore, the Arch Mission Foundation is committed to expanding humanity’s reach and potential. We are honored to preserve our planet’s history, science, and achievements by transporting The Billion Year Archives™ on our missions to the Moon, Mars, and Venus,” said Jeff Rich, CEO of Xplore.
For more information about this project, future Arch Libraries, and other efforts to preserve human knowledge and uncover new, secure frontiers for data storage, visit http://www.archmission.org.
About The Arch Mission Foundation
The Arch Mission Foundation is a non-profit organization that maintains a backup of planet Earth, designed to continuously preserve and disseminate humanity’s most important knowledge across time and space. The Arch Mission Foundation is preserving the knowledge and biology of our planet in a solar system wide project called The Billion Year Archive.™
Arch Libraries are the most durable records of human civilization ever built. Using new technologies, they preserve more knowledge for more time, than anything ever created. Arch Libraries are being designed in a variety of form factors to persist for long-durations on Earth, as well as in other locations across our solar system and beyond.
The Arch Mission Foundation was co-founded by Nova Spivack and Nick Slavin. Other early members of the Foundation include Michael Paul, Matthew Hoerl, Bruce Ha, Robert Jacobson, and an extensive advisory board. More information about team members and industry advisors can be found at http://www.archmission.org/crew.
For more information visit: http://www.archmission.org
Xplore is a privately-funded commercial space company focused on the scientific exploration of our solar system. The mission of Xplore is to expand human knowledge beyond Earth via continuous commercial Xpedition™ missions to the Moon, Mars, Venus, and Near-Earth Asteroids. Xplore has been building its strategy, team and spacecraft since 2017 and is planning missions beginning in 2021.
Xplore provides hosted payload Xpedition™ services for scientific instruments, branding, technology demonstrations, tributes, memorials, art and custom payloads, opening up interplanetary space to national space agencies, researchers, companies, non-profit organizations and individuals.
Xplore’s experienced, multi-disciplinary team includes successful strategists, scientists, spacecraft engineers and software developers inspired by its mission and vision for the future of space.
For more information visit: https://www.xplore.com
SOURCE Arch Mission Foundation