Arch Mission Foundation

Founded
Country
2015
USA
Website
Arch Mission Foundation
Social
Arch Mission Foundation

Product/Service - Lunar Library, LEO Library

Classification
Miscellaneous
Category
Miscellaneous
Fields
Space Arks
Status
Development
First launch
2018

The Arch Mission Foundation designs, builds, delivers and maintains curated long-term archives, housed in specially designed devices called Archs™ (pronounced “Arks”).

Archs are being developed with a variety of form factors to survive for long durations in space, as well as on the surfaces of planets, moons and asteroids. The Archs are already the longest-lasting records of human civilization ever created, and possibly that ever will be created. They will last billions of years longer than the Pyramids. They may even last longer than our planet. In a million years the Archs™ may be the only remaining trace of our species and our civilization.

Ultra-long term storage in its Billion-Year Archive project. Billed as civilisation’s backup plan, the initiative ultimately seeks to build an interplanetary cloud for apocalypse-level disaster recovery, with distributed data repositories on Earth, the moon, near-Earth asteroids, orbiting the sun, and other places in the solar system.

THE FOUNDATION LIBRARY (SPACEX, 2018)

Our first mission was launched by SpaceX on the Falcon Heavy Test Launch in 2018. It is now orbiting the Sun for 30 million years. The first Arch Library contains the Isaac Asimov Foundation Trilogy. 

THE LUNAR LIBRARY I (SPACEIL, 2019)

The first major installation of the Lunar Library is a 30 million page archive that flew on the SpaceIL Beresheet Moon lander, in 2019: It is now believed to be intact on the Moon.

THE LEO LIBRARY (SPACECHAIN, 2018)

In October 2018, SpaceChain launched a cubesat containing a live blockchain node into low-Earth orbit. Onboard is a copy of the English Wikipedia in a solid-state Arch Library.

THE LUNAR LIBRARY II (ASTROBOTIC, 2022)

The Arch Mission Foundation is delivering another installment in the Lunar Library,™ containing additional content, in an upcoming mission with Astrobotic in the USA.

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