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    Title

    Space Resources: Technologies, Systems, Missions and Policies

    Description

    The field of space resources is rapidly maturing, in just five years the number of new space ventures has increased by 7000%; new process, patents, technologies and systems concepts are emerging in an unprecedented fashion. In parallel, the legal regime for identifying, extracting and beneficiating resources is undergoing a similarly rapid evolution. Led by the United States and Luxembourg, all aspects of national law fully compliant with the Outer Space Treaty are emerging. The United Nations General Assembly recently approved a non-binding resolution which allowed each nation to form national legislation which comports with the Outer Space Treaty with regard to space resources. The purpose of this session is to provide insight into the current state of the art in technology, systems concepts, economics, law and policy related to Space Resources and how to leverage the present status for the benefit of humanity. This session also deals with shortfalls in capability, that is, what is needed to further to objective of benefitting mankind with the immense resources of space. Our objective is to generate developmental roadmaps anchored in the realities of engineering and economics which can produce commercially viable space industries which are compliant with each nation’s perspectives of space resources in light of their interpretation of the OST. This session has produced two cosmic studies on space mineral resources which have achieved global acclaim.

    Date

    2018-10-05

    Time

    13:30

    Room

    Bremen 1

    IPC members
    • Co-Chair: Mr. Roger X. Lenard, LPS, United States;

    • Co-Chair: Dr. Peter Swan, International Space Elevator Consortium, United States;

    • Rapporteur: Ms. Helen Tung, NewSpace2060, Australia;

    papers

    Order

    Time

    Paper title

    Mode

    Presentation status

    Speaker

    Affiliation

    Country

    1

    13:30

    Commercial Lunar Crater Prospector Architecture and Economic Assessment

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Roger X. Lenard

    LPS

    United States

    2

    13:40

    Commercial Lunar Resource Extraction Supplying a LEO Propellant Depot

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Roger X. Lenard

    LPS

    United States

    3

    13:50

    Multi-Criteria Analysis of the Location of a Lunar Propellant Depot: Orbit vs Surface

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Bozhidar Bahov

    Space Mining Technologies

    The Netherlands

    4

    14:00

    A Case Study for a Lunar Base Supporting a LEO Propellant Depot

    10

    confirmed

    Mrs. Emeline De Antonio

    Centre National d'Etudes Spatiales (CNES)

    France

    5

    14:10

    Near-Earth asteroids utilization as a base for building of Earth-Mars-Moon economy

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Shamil Biktimirov

    Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology

    Russian Federation

    6

    14:20

    Mars Gas Station: Transition from independent missions of propellant production hardware to extraterrestrial "gas stations" supporting reusable landers

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Stan Kaethler

    International Space University (ISU)

    Canada

    7

    14:30

    Ground Ice Resources of the Protonilus Mensae

    10

    confirmed

    Ms. Sophia Casanova

    University of New South Wales

    Australia

    8

    14:40

    Characterizing Lunar Simulant BP-1 with Experimental and Simulation Force Comparisons

    10

    no-show

    Mr. Andrew Thoesen

    Arizona State University

    United States

    9

    14:50

    legality of space product: rights and obligations arising from space mining activities

    10

    confirmed

    Ms. Yangzi Tao

    Keio University

    Japan

    10

    15:00

    Extraction of iron and silicon from regolith simulants using a microbial approach in combination with 3D printing technology

    10

    no-show

    Prof. Lynn Rothschild

    NASA Ames Research Center

    United States

    11

    15:10

    exploring potential environmental benefits of asteroid mining

    10

    confirmed

    Dr. Andreas Makoto Hein

    Ecole Centrale de Paris

    France

    12

    15:20

    Exploration of Kuiper Belt and using its as a possible outpost for future space missions and utilisation of its resources for further propulsion of spacecrafts

    10

    no-show

    Ms. Shivangi Chauhan

    University of Petroleum and Energy Studies

    India

    13

    15:30

    Legal Considerations on the Exploitation of Space Resources

    10

    no-show

    Mr. Ermanno Napolitano

    McGill Univeristy

    Canada

    14

    15:40

    a techno-economic analysis of asteroid mining

    10

    confirmed

    Dr. Andreas Makoto Hein

    Ecole Centrale de Paris

    France

    15

    15:50

    Logistics problems in the design of an asteroid mining industry

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Scott Dorrington

    UNSW Australia

    Australia

    16

    16:00

    Launch Status Check: Commercial Space Prospecting in 2018

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Austin Murnane

    United States

    17

    16:10

    Concentrated Resources on the Moon: Policy and Legal Constraints

    10

    confirmed

    Dr. Martin Elvis

    Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (CfA)

    United States

    18

    16:20

    Space Foundry: Recycling Space Debris into Raw Materials for In-Space Use

    10

    confirmed

    Mr. Toby Mould

    CisLunar Industries

    United Kingdom