Arch Mission Foundation

__Arch Mission Foundation__ is a non-profit organization whose goal is to create multiple redundant repositories of human knowledge around the Solar System, including on Earth. It was founded by Nova Spivack and Nick Slavin in 2015 and incorporated in 2016 - wikipedia

# Project

The foundation plans: > multiple ... Arch libraries intended to preserve and disseminate humanity's knowledge across time and space for the benefit of future generations.

The foundation is technology agnostic and will use whichever storage technology is best for its purposes including multiple technologies. The first method used is 5D optical data storage, which will reportedly remain readable for up to 14 billion years, resist cosmic radiation, and can withstand temperatures up to 1,000°C.

The foundation also plans on spinning off companies based on patents from research groups involved with the technologies it uses to fund itself in the future.

# Arch disks 1 through 5

As a proof of concept of the 5D optical data storage technology, Arch made 5 disks each containing Foundation series comprising about 3 megabytes each (the disks can hold 360 terabytes).

The disks were created by Peter Kazansky at the University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC), the inventor of the 5D optical data storage technology and who is on Arch Mission Foundation's "Science and Technology Council". The discs are considered the longest-lasting storage objects ever created by humans - wikipedia

# Other projects

Arch hopes to seed the solar system with millions and possibly billions of archives into "all kinds of locations". It wants to build a permanent library on the Moon and on Mars. Arch envisions its small light-weight disks might be an alternative means of moving large amounts of data between Earth and Mars as opposed to radio signals. Longer term they envision connecting the Arch Libraries through a decentralised read-write data sharing network that spans the Solar System - wikipedia

Data in the libraries will include Wikipedia, Project Gutenberg, human genomes and other large open-data sets. They will also allow donations of money to instruct that certain data be included, and will do so without censorship of what can be included. The foundation cites the likelihood that a being developed enough to find and read the information would already possess significant technology as the reason for not prioritizing scientific data sets.

In February 2018, the Arch Mission successfully placed an archive called the Orbital Library, which contains a copy of Wikipedia, into low-earth orbit. The Arch Mission has also built a payload called the Lunar Library, which contains scientific, cultural and historical information in almost 30 languages and several encyclopedias including Wikipedia. The Lunar Library is set to arrive on the Moon using SpaceIL spacecraft.

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