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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

    2019-10-24

    Time

    14:45

    Room

    144B

    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

    14:45

    The Hague International Space Resources Governance Working Group: Final Progress Report

    9

    Mrs. Tanja Masson-Zwaan

    International Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden University

    The Netherlands

    2

    14:54

    Developing the Frameworks, Processes and Techniques to Evaluate the Commercial Viability of Off-Earth Mining Projects

    9

    Ms. Sophia Casanova

    University of New South Wales

    Australia

    3

    15:03

    Experimental Results of Long-rod Penetrator into simulated Lunar surface and subsurface conditions estimated to be within Permanently Shadowed Regions

    9

    Mr. Roger X. Lenard

    LPS

    United States

    4

    15:12

    Asteroid Mining Architectures: A Robust Optimization Approach

    9

    Dr. Andreas Makoto Hein

    Ecole Centrale de Paris

    France

    5

    15:21

    Business model for a long duration manned lunar mission: refueling, resource commercialization and revenue streams

    9

    Mr. Paolo Pino

    International Master SEEDS

    Italy

    6

    15:30

    Lunar Sampler - Student Design, Build and Test Prototype

    9

    confirmed

    Dr. Peter Swan

    International Space Elevator Consortium

    United States

    7

    15:39

    Water mining methods for the Moon and Mars

    9

    Dr. Paul van Susante

    Michigan Technological University

    United States

    9

    15:48

    Houston We Have a Law. A Model for National Regulation of Space Resources Activities

    9

    confirmed

    Mr. Antonino Salmeri

    University of Luxembourg

    Italy

    10

    15:57

    Legal and political examination of benefit-sharing: Between interest of all countries and province of all mankind

    9

    confirmed

    Mr. Martin Svec

    Charles University

    Czech Republic

    11

    16:06

    Launch Status Check: Commercial Space Prospecting in 2019

    9

    Mr. Austin Murnane

    United States

    12

    16:15

    Characterizing and Classifying International Cooperation for Space Resources Development: Actors, Objectives, and Models

    9

    Mr. Ian Christensen

    Secure World Foundation

    United States

    13

    16:24

    Estimation of Geotechnical Properties of Icy Lunar Regolith in Cryogenic Environments

    9

    Dr. Wenpeng Liu

    Colorado School of Mines

    United States

    14

    16:33

    A techno-economic analysis of the space sourced volatiles market within the earth-moon sphere of influence

    9

    Mr. Robert Matheson

    Initiative for Interstellar Studies

    France

    15

    16:42

    ISRU Comminution and beneficiation for particle size and shape modification

    9

    confirmed

    Mr. Satinder Shergill

    Cranfield University

    United Kingdom

    16

    16:51

    Cost Breakeven Analysis of Lunar ISRU for Human Lunar Surface Architectures

    9

    Dr. Christopher Jones

    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

    United States

    17

    17:00

    An Asteroid Resource Modelling Methodology for Utilisation Planning

    9

    confirmed

    Dr. Craig Lindley

    Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO)

    Australia

    18

    17:09

    The Future Space Resources Utilization Value Chain

    9

    confirmed

    Mr. Gary Martin

    Luxembourg Space Agency

    Luxembourg