The American cloud provider Lonestar Data Holdings announced that it wants to create a space-scale backup. The company wants to collect the most important terrestrial data and, in the event of a global catastrophe, preserve it for future generations hundreds of thousands of kilometers from Earth – on the moon.
According to the startup, the information must be stored on Lunar servers. “It is inconceivable to me that we store our most valuable goods, our knowledge and our data on earth, where we detonate bombs and burn things. We need to place our assets off our planet where we can keep them safe.”, — said the head of Lonestar Christopher Stott (Christopher Stott).
In fact, the moon is the best place to store information in the event of a global catastrophe. More than 384,000 km from Earth, the natural satellite is close enough to be sent on a special mission if civilization survives and far enough away to protect data from Earth-caused or non-man-made disasters . In addition, various countries have increased their efforts to explore the moon.
One of Lonestar’s biggest hurdles will be the need to build devices that can withstand wide temperature swings as well as cosmic and solar radiation. Temperatures can vary by hundreds of degrees throughout the day. According to Stott, there is a way out – robots must install servers in ancient lava tubes beneath the lunar surface, which, among other things, can serve as a base for underground bases of lunar colonies, protecting their inhabitants from numerous micrometeorites and other extraterrestrial threats.
According to TechSpot, the startup expects the first software tests this year, and the equipment itself is expected to fly to the moon as early as 2024.