The Space Resources Roundtable, Inc. (SRR) and the Planetary & Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium (PTMSS) in collaboration with the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), will convene their ninth joint meeting on June 12-15, 2018 at the Colorado School of Mines.
Given the rapidly increasing interest on In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) activities for the Moon, Mars, and asteroids from space agencies around the world, the private sector, academic institutions, and from recent legislation introduced for space-resources commercial exploitation, this meeting will provide a unique and timely forum for discussion of the near- and long-term opportunities for space resources.
This year there will be a workshop on the last day of the meeting to develop a plan for a prospecting campaign for ice at the lunar poles. The objective is to characterize the ice as an economic resource with distribution, concentration, quantity, disposition, depth, geotechnical properties and any other characteristics necessary to design and develop extraction and processing systems. The results of the workshop will be provided to space agencies and interested commercial companies as a joint recommendation of the SRR and the Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG).