International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG)
What is ILEWG?
The International Lunar Exploration Working Group (ILEWG) is a public forum sponsored by the world's space agencies to support "international cooperation towards a world strategy for the exploration and utilization of the Moon - our natural satellite" (International Lunar Workshop, Beatenberg (CH), June 1994).
The Forum is intended to serve three relevant groups:
The ILEWG Forum also hosts the Lunar Explorer's Society.
Besides the Discussion Forums themselves, users can also obtain information on how to participate, as well as details on the latest news and events regarding lunar exploration, forthcoming meetings, relevant reports and documents of importance for the work of the ILEWG, summary descriptions of current lunar exploration projects (such as SMART-1, Chang'E1 , Selene, Chandrayaan-1, LRO, LCROSS) funded by various space agencies, and basic data on the Moon itself. Activities of the related space agencies and organizations can also be found. The Discussion Forums and part of the information is sponsored by the European Space Agency, whilst some, including the Lunar Explorers Register, is provided in the complementary ILEWG Home Page which is being maintained by NASA.