|Prospective markets for terrestrial use of space mining and resource utilization
|Finnegan Kallmyer, Author
|ISU Individual Project
|Illkirch-Graffenstaden (France) : International Space University, 2021
|1 electronic resource (vii, 48 p.) / col. ill.
|Includes bibliographical references
|With this individual report, the author attempts to determine if there is a business case to return resources to Earth and if not, what are the potential extraterrestrial resource markets that could form while taking into consideration legal issues with the Outer Space Treaty and the lack of existing pricing methods for space resources. Reservations from the mining industry materialize from the expense of space mining, that it has not been tested and proved, and that Earth still has a lot of land and sea to explore. Moreover, we have not actually reached a critical scenario where global resource reserves have decreased in totality. This report also serves to identify the various challenges that current companies active in space mining activities have faced and what opportunities they see to advance in-situ resource utilization. Included in this report are recommendations for further research and development of mechanisms to help facilitate progress for space mining.
|ISU program :
|Master of Space Studies
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