Lonestar company plans to place a data center on the Moon


Last month, the company announced it had signed contracts to launch a prototype data center aboard two lunar landers with NASA-funded aerospace company Intuitive Machines.

“It is incomprehensible to me that we store our most valuable assets, knowledge and data on Earth, where we detonate bombs and burn things. We need to place our assets outside of our planet where we can keep them safe.”,” said Lonestar founder and CEO Christopher Stott.

Lonestar will conduct a software test by saving a small piece of data on the equipment of the Nove-C lander from Intuitive Machines. Intuitive Machines also plans to send another Nova-C lander to the South Pole of the Moon in 2023 as part of the IM-2 mission with a Lonestar storage device the size of a book and weighing 1 kg with 16 TB of memory.

A tiny experimental data center (data center) will store immutable data for the early beta version of Lonestar Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS). The data center will run under Ubuntu.

One side of the Moon is captured by gravitational forces and is constantly
facing the Earth, which will allow for a permanent direct connection between
devices on the Moon and our planet. Lonestar needs
to come up with a way to protect the data center from cosmic radiation and temperature fluctuations
The moon’s surface ranges from 106°C during the day to -183°C at night. To solve the problem Christopher
Stott plans to place the data center in lunar lava tubes drilled under
the surface of the Moon by ancient basalt lava flows. Inside the pipes
, the temperature will be more stable, and the servers will be better protected from harmful
electromagnetic radiation.

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