Cislunar Ecosystem

The AIAA Cislunar Ecosystem Task Force (CETF) is focused on the coordination of government, aerospace industry, adjacent industry, and supporting institution participation in a whole-of-economy effort to promote development of a cislunar ecosystem comprising the necessary infrastructure and institutions for permanent, sustainable human presence off-world between LEO and the lunar surface. The CETF is convening major stakeholders from space industry, adjacent industry, government, academia, and non-government civil organizations to emphasize the need for sustained and consistent cislunar ecosystem development. Its principal outputs will be support to policymakers and stakeholders with relevant technical and analytic perspectives.

AIAA Cislunar Ecosystem Task Force Lead

Dennis J. PaulDennis J. Paul has 42 years’ experience in management, business development, program management, and technology consulting associated with advancing and operating aerospace systems. His experience includes developing programs, advanced capabilities for emerging needs, national and international plans for human spaceflight systems to advance national exploration goals. Paul currently works with Aerospace Corporation as a Senior Project Leader in the Civil Systems Group. He held senior leadership roles for aerospace programs in support of NASA, McDonnell Douglas Astronautics, and Booz Allen Hamilton.

Cislunar Ecosystem

Charting a Course for Advancing Cislunar Depots webinar, ASCENDxCislunar, August 2022. Watch this webinar  featuring space leaders from government, industry, and academia who discussed charting a course for developing depots to support the future cislunar ecosystem.

Featured Resources

AIAA is publishing technical papers from members as well as thought leadership columns on the Cislunar Ecosystem. Read these selected recent publications and search for others in Aerospace Research Central (ARC).