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Angel Abbud-Madrid on Space Resources

NASA artist illustration of lunar ISRU

In this episode of the Space Economy podcast we discuss the current and future role space resources will play as humanity continues its push into the solar system. This is the eighth of ten episodes in our special series Doing Business in the Solar System hosted by Elizabeth Howell.

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Is asteroid mining closer to reality than previously thought?

OSIRIS-REx - Asteroid Bennu sample site finalists.

Asteroid mining has received a lot of attention, both as a possible way of addressing resource shortages and as a way of reducing the environmental impact of mining on Earth. While it is assumed that asteroid mining is still a far-off dream, the recent Planetary and Terrestrial Mining Science Symposium may suggest otherwise. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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Near term: An ISRU water-based space economy

NASA artist illustration of lunar ISRU

The Planetary and Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium and Space Resources Roundtable had a strong focus on In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) in space. The presentations explored a variety of possible technologies for resource extraction and refinement in space, and the means by which they could be used to begin to develop a space economy. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven …

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In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) technology development can benefit Canada’s economy

Lunar Flashlight is a very small satellite being developed and managed by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory that will use near-infrared lasers and an onboard spectrometer to map ice in permanently shadowed regions near the Moon's south pole.

The International Space Exploration Coordination Group (ISECG) has released an important report that identifies technology and capability gaps for In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) that shows a path for potential partnerships, spin-ins and spin-offs. The path also shows how Canada can benefit. This page is for subscribers only. Already a subscriber? Log in. Fact-driven space news, columns, business, policy, technology and more. Support independent journalism. SUBSCRIBE …

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