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Mining technology for lunar resource utilization

Mining technology for lunar resource utilization

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior, Bureau of Mines in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Lunar mineralogy.,
  • Strip mining -- Technological innovations.,
  • Mines and mineral resources -- Technological innovations.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby John A. Siekmeier, Egons R. Podnieks.
    Series[Open file report -- 37-91], Open file report (United States. Bureau of Mines) -- 91-37.
    ContributionsPodnieks, Egons R., United States. Bureau of Mines.
    The Physical Object
    FormatMicroform
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17683228M

      Mining the moon Developing lunar resources will likely lead to a number of innovative and exotic technologies that could be useful. view in app-- In-situ resource utilization.   In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) and Space mining are concepts developed by science fiction writers a while ago. However, only now technologies reach maturation level where ISRU and Space mining could actually be feasible. ISRU, in general terms, refers to using local resources to enable or enhance robotic and human exploration. For example water can be mined on the Moon and .

    Radiant Gas Dynamic (RGD) mining in small polar craters will allow human exploration of the Moon at vastly reduced cost. RGD mining combines radio frequency, microwave, infrared, and optical radiation with a surface-enclosing cryotrap and instrumentation to enable large scale (1,s of tons/yr) ISRU without excavation equipment. Use of Extraterrestrial Resources for Human Space Missions to Moon or Mars (Springer Praxis Books) [Rapp, Donald] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Use of Extraterrestrial Resources for Human Space Missions to Moon or Mars (Springer Praxis Books).

    § History of lunar probes § Others' webpages on lunar materials and utilization. Lunar materials utilization is addressed in official circles and websites more than asteroidal materials utilization, largely because there is support within NASA for a "Return to the Moon" mission as a steppingstone to Mars. Lunar ISRU technology. Chapter. Jan ; An excellent resource is the book by Rapp [64 Furthermore, In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) is often included in such mission plans as a.


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In space exploration, in situ resource utilization (ISRU) is the practice of collection, processing, storing and use of materials found or manufactured on other astronomical objects (the Moon, Mars, asteroids, etc.) that replace materials that would otherwise be brought from Earth. ISRU could provide materials for life support, propellants, construction materials, and energy to a spacecraft.

Allies within NASA, Sowers said, "have been pushing lunar propellant in-situ resource utilization [ISRU] to be a part of the baseline lunar return program but with limited success. Several. COVID Resources.

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For instance, key challenges in mining lunar rocks include low gravity, solar radiation, solar flares, micro-meteorites, and extreme temperature Mining technology for lunar resource utilization book and their effects on mining processes; and for processing of lunar minerals include the shape of particles and its Author: P.

Tukkaraja, W. Cross, S. Sreekumar Ajitha, B. Jasthi. The Lunar Gold Rush: How Moon Mining Could Work. uploaded by neomam. The moon holds hundreds of billions of dollars of untapped resource.

This infographic. The Earth has limited material and energy resources. Further development of the humanity will require going beyond our planet for mining and use of extraterrestrial mineral resources and search of power sources.

The exploitation of the natural resources of the Moon is a first natural step on this direction. Lunar materials may contribute to the betterment of conditions of people on Earth but Reviews: 1.

Credit: Universe Today. For instance, during the Bush Administration (), NASA entrtained the possibility of creating a "lunar outpost". Consistent with. In his book The Lunar mining doesn’t look exactly like terrestrial mining on Earth.

“The exploration of lunar resources in permanently shadowed craters and utilization of. Technology for mining thin coal seams (less than 1 meter thick), particularly thin-seam longwall technology, would be beneficial.

In view of the extreme difficulties for workers in such a constricted environment the technology for thin-seam longwalls must include as much automation, remote control, and autonomous operation as possible. For Crawford, like Saydam, the most realistic business case for lunar mining is the chance to exploit H He also backs the use of water to refuel satellites.

“In the short-term, the most compelling case for mining on the moon is probably for water, for use on the moon itself and to support other space activities in near-earth space. Water-ice mining could conceivably begin at the polar lunar craters, such as Shackleton Crater, within 10 years, experts say.

(Image credit: School of. Artist’s impression of what lunar in-situ resource utilization might look like. Credit: NASA Many countries have expressed a renewed desire to go back to the Moon. resource utilization, abundance is only one factor to be considered.

Composition and ease of separation are also important, and even rare minerals can be valuable economic resources. At one extreme of potential economic use, the abundance of plagioclase is so great in some lunar.

Title: NASA Lunar Mining & Construction Activities and Plans Gerald B. Sanders1, William E. Larson2, Kurt R. Sacksteder3, 1NASA Johnson Space Center 2NASA Kennedy Space Center 3NASA Glenn Research Center ABSTRACT The Space Exploration Policy enacted by the US Congress in calls for the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to implement a.

Lunar helium-3 is considered one of the potential resources for utilization as a fuel source for future Earth-based nuclear fusion plants.

With a potential start-up of a commercial fusion power plant by the yearthe author describes technology and commercial aspects for a lunar helium-3 mining operation that could fuel such a power plant. This report focuses primarily on surface mining since surface mining is expected to precede any underground mining conducted on the moon.

The report outlines some of the basic issues that must be considered when designing a lunar mining system. It also proposes a surface mining scenario emphasizing teleoperated and automated mobile equipment.

Brad holds degrees in Engineering Geology ( ), Mining Engineering (M.E., ) and Mineral Economics (, ) from Colorado School of Mines (CSM). He began researching lunar in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) technology in under NASA Space Exploration Initiative funding as a graduate student at CSM.

“A New Experimental Capability for the Study of Regolith Surface Physical Properties to Support Science, Space Exploration, and In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU),” Review of.

A new book examines this growing interest in at least the potential development of lunar and asteroid resource extraction as a viable business. Space Mining and Its Regulation is by three space law and policy experts based in Canada, the United States, and Ethiopia. While the book is intended to be, as the authors write in the preface, a “one.

In this book, detailed descriptions are given on the design of the lunar sampling tools, the Modular Experiment Transporter used on Apo and the specific areas of the Lunar Rover vehicle. Presented by Kris Zacny Brown Hall This presentation will detail two projects currently under development at Honeybee Robotics for near term lunar “In Situ Resource Utilization”- focused missions.

The first project involves development of a sampling dill for volatile-rich lunar regolith as part of the NASA’s Lunar Resource Prospector. During the presentation Kris will [ ].Lunar Resources, Inc. is a company focusing on manufacturing and energy generation in the space environment utilizing space resources to create breakthrough technologies to facilitate the large-scale commercialization of the Moon.

A Corporate spin-off from various NASA and NASA-sponsored technology development programs, Lunar Resources is led.The latest technology trends in mining indicate a compelling industry shift towards sustainability. Digital technology works harder than ever to deliver a truly modern, safe, and productive mine that addresses the increased demand for mined materials, while at the same time exceeding customer expectations and global sustainability initiatives.