Arkhipov, Alexey V. (1959–)

Alexey Arkhipov

Alexey Arkhipov is a Ukrainian radio astronomer and astrophysicist who has been prominent in the field of SETA (Search for Extraterrestrial Artifacts). Arkhipov is particularly interested in the possibility of alien artifacts on the Moon and on Earth. Abstracts of two of his recent research activities provide some insight into his work:


Project SAAM (Search for Alien Artifacts on the Moon) was developed by the author in 1992. The justifications of Lunar SETI, the wording of specific principles of lunar archaeology and the search for promising areas on the Moon were the first stage of the project (1992-95). Already obtained results of lunar exploration show that the search for alien artifacts on the Moon is a promising SET I-strategy especially in context of the lunar colonization plans. The purpose of the second SAAM stage is the search for promising objects on the Moon for archaeological reconnaissance in the future. Computer algorithms are proposed and realized for automatic search for unusual formations on Clementine's HIRES images.


The author has shown that finds of extraterrestrial artifacts are possible on the Earth, even if visits of extraterrestrials to the Earth were not realized. Even without interstellar flights, the spontaneous leakage of interplanetary debris into the interstellar medium is inevitable (by e.g. gravitational interaction with the planets). That is why I am collecting information about promising finds in prehuman layers and among pseudometeorites.


Arkhipov was born in Kharkov, East Ukraine. His has a M.S. in astronomy (Kharkov State University 1981) and a Ph.D. in astrophysics and radio astronomy (Main Astronomical Observatory of Nat. Acad. Sci. of Ukraine, Kyiv, 1998). His dissertation was titled "New approaches to the problem of search for extra-terrestrial intelligence". Arkhipov's professional experience includes following SETI-related positions: Engineer, Scientific Researcher, Institute Radiophysics and Electronics, Acad. Sci. Ukrainian SSR (1980-84); Radio Astronomy, Nat. Ukraine (1984-). In addition to SETI, he has studied decametric emissions from Jupiter. Arkhipov is a member Society Planetary Research (SPSR) SETI Center, Moscow, and the SETI League's volunteer coordinator for Ukraine.


Selected bibliography

1. Arkhipov, A. V. "Search for artificial cosmic radio emission," in Bioastronomy. The Next Steps, pp. 337-342. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers (1988).
2. Arkhipov, A. V. "Alternative search for artificial cosmic radio emission," 40th Congress of the International Astronautical Federation, October 7-12, 1989, Malaga, Spain. Paper IAA-89-649. Paris: IAF (1989).
3. Arkhipov, A. V. "Radio search for alien space probes," in Bioastronomy. The Search for Extraterrestrial Life: The Exploration Broadens, pp. 244-246. Berlin: Springer-Verlag (1991).
4. Litvinenko, L. N., and Arkhipov, A. V. "Bioastronomy in the Ukraine." Third Decennial US-USSR Conference on SETI. Santa Cruz, California, August 5-9, 1991. San Francisco: ASP (1993), pp.19-24.
5. Arkhipov, A. V. "On the importance of nonclassical SETI," The Observatory, 113(1117), 306-307, 1993.

  • Arkhipov, A. V. "Archeological elements of lunar exploration," Solar System Research, 28(4-5), pp. 467-469, 1994.
    6. Arkhipov, A. V. "A Search for Alien Artifacts on the Moon," in Progress in the Search for Extraterrestrial Life, ASP Conference Series, Vol. 74, 1995. G. Seth Shostak (ed.), pp. 259-264.
    7. Arkhipov, A. V., and Graham F. G. "Lunar SETI: a justification," in The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) in the Optical Spectrum II, ed. S. A. Kingsley & G. A. Lemarchand, SPIE Proceedings, 2704, Washington: SPIE, 150-154, 1996. d
    8. Arkhipov, A. V. "On the possibility of extraterrestrial-artefact finds on the Earth," The Observatory, 116(1132), 175-176, 1996.
    9. Arkhipov, A. V. "New arguments for panspermia," The Observatory, 116(1135), 396-397, 1996.
    10. Arkhipov, A. V. "Extraterrestrial technogenic component of the meteoroid flux," Astrophysics and Space Science, 252(1), 67-71, 1997.
    11. Arkhipov, A. V. "Earth-Moon system as a collector of alien artefacts," J. Brit. Interplan. Soc., 51(5), 181-184, 1998.
  • Arkhipov, A. V. "Astroinfect Effect: revised model," J. Brit. Interplan. Soc., 52(1), 37-40, 1999.