Tag Archives: Space Mining

The Space Resources Debate Pivots From Asteroids to the Moon

The interest in space resources, though, persists, although with a different destination in mind: the Moon. The reinvigoration of lunar exploration through NASA’s Artemis program, as well as the space programs of China and other nations, has brought new attention to lunar resources, notably water ice at the poles that could sustain future lunar bases and fuel—literally—exploration of the Moon and beyond.

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Ice Mining in Lunar Permanently Shadowed Regions

Ice Mining in Lunar Permanently Shadowed Regions

The Colorado School of Mines has developed a system architecture for a lunar permanently shadowed region (PSR) mining operation to extract and process water ice into liquid oxygen/liquid hydrogen propellant. The availability of space-sourced propellants dramatically lowers the cost of space transportation beyond low Earth orbit, enabling the development of a robust commercial economy in cislunar space. A key component

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Space Resources: The Broader Aspect

Space resources: the broader aspect

Space resources are not just a potential source of profit for space companies, but essential to survival for settlements beyond Earth. (credit: Anna Nesterova/Alliance for Space Development) Comments (22) Space mining is back on the table. Yes, mining. Putting bucket-wheel excavators on the Moon and bringing back ores with rocket-propelled haulers and thousands of space-suited truckers, miners, and other people

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The Artemis Accords: Repeating the Mistakes of the Age of Exploration

The Artemis Accords: Repeating the Mistakes of the Age of Exploration

“Space is a warfighting domain. . . . It is not enough to have an American presence in space; we must have American dominance in space.”- U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence, 2018 1 In the spring of 1493, the King and Queen of Spain sent an envoy to the Pope […] moderndiplomacy.eu See more about this here: The Artemis Accords: Repeating

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Space Resources: the Broader Aspect

Space resources: the broader aspect

Space resources are not just a potential source of profit for space companies, but essential to survival for settlements beyond Earth. Space mining is back on the table. Yes, mining. Putting bucket-wheel excavators on the Moon and bringing back ores with rocket-propelled haulers and thousands of space-suited truckers, miners, and other people living and working in space.

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