Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Upcoming Events for Space Miners

          By Henry Stewart

Our colleagues over at the Space Age Publishing Company have noted two events, focused around in-situ resource identification, utilization, extraction and ownership, which are being held this week, along with a third event focused around the more mundane concerns of terrestrial mining, where space mining is likely also going to be a topic of conversation.

Interesting upcoming events. Graphic c/o Space Age Publishing.

As outlined in the June 11th, 2018 Space Calendar post, "SRR/PTMSS and CIM Meetings in USA, Canada Look Toward Resource Identification, Extraction, Ownership," the upcoming events include:
More than 100 space professionals, natural resources industry personnel, financial and legal experts, policy analysts, and entrepreneurs will discuss space manufacturing, power systems, transportation, property rights, and ISRU on Moon, Mars, asteroids, and other celestial bodies. 
SRR / PTMSS speakers include (L-R) Angel Abbud-Madrid, Dale Boucher, Stephen Mackwell, Melissa Sampson, Jim Keravala, Allison Zuniga, Robert Zubrin and Clive Neal. 
  • The Lunar Polar Prospecting Workshop, which will be held from June 14th - 15th at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado in conjunction with the SRR / PTMSS. 
Sponsored by SRR, the NASA Lunar Exploration Analysis Group (LEAG) and United Launch Alliance (ULA), the workshop will develop a plan to characterize distribution, concentration, quantity, and properties of lunar polar ice to design extraction and processing systems. The recommended results will be provided to space agencies and commercial companies. 

As well, from June 16th - 21st, the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (CIM) is hosting their 1st Resources for Future Generations conference in Vancouver, Canada.

The event will feature more than 45 plenary & keynote addresses and 1,200 oral presentations on topics such as future of energy, resource ownership rights, Earth through time, water and mineral extraction.

As outlined in the June 8th, 2018 post, "NRCan Explores Space Mining," the Federal government ministry responsible for natural resources, energy, minerals and metals, forests, earth sciences, mapping and remote sensing has reached out for input on space mining as part of its process to develop the Canadian Minerals and Metals Plan (CMMP).

The three events seem like good places to collect background material for the CMMP.

Henry Stewart is the pseudonym of a Toronto based aerospace writer.

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