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businessModern Tech To Tap $13 Billion In Ancient Roman Gold

The second-biggest gold mine in Europe could be about to make investors rich. It’s a story that began over 2,000 years ago when the Romans dug up $16.8 billion in gold in Romania… Using only hammers and buckets. But now, …

europePTScientists to Examine 2025 ESA Moon Mining Mission

The European Space Agency ESA and ArianeGroup, as prime contractor of a consortium of Arianegroup, Space Application Services and PTScientists, have signed a contract to study and prepare ESA’s planned ISRU mission. The European Space Agency (ESA) is hoping to …

miningTransastra optical mining of asteroids

It was previously thought that small asteroids could be placed into a large bag and baked to get out water and other materials. Experiments performed by Transastra show that this would take too long and need too much energy. They …

colonizationDrilling and mining on the moon

Honeybee Robotics has two projects for near-term lunar ISRU-focused missions. Project one is developing a sampling drill for volatile-rich lunar regolith as part of NASA’s Lunar Resource Prospector. There is technology development required to reach TRL 6, as well as …

colonizationExisting technology to mine water and ice on Mars

Kris Zacny, Mining Water on Mars. From the 21st Annual International Mars Society Convention, held at the Pasadena Convention Center in Southern California from Aug 23-26, 2018. You have to launch 226 kilograms from Earth for every 1 kilogram of …

colonizationSkycorp planning to make space industries

Dennis Wingo sees metals mining, communication stations and telescopes on the moon. The combination of industries will make moon development viable. The moon is largely made up of metal oxides that could yield new supplies of platinum — perhaps enough …

miningPlanetary Resources Arkyd-6 launched and deployed successfully

The Planetary Resources Arkyd-6 spacecraft was launched and deployed in space. This 6U cubesat is packed with power including 17 computing elements. The Arkyd-6 spacecraft has successfully launched from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre onboard PSLV-C40 and has entered into …

energy2018’s Most Promising Mining Stock

Far below the Nevada desert, past ancient mine shafts and rock-strewn caverns, there could be a fortune waiting to be made by one small company. A fortune in silver. A mine that inspired the silver rush in the 1880s, that …

asteroidsEver cheaper energy, advancing technology will perpetually drop the costs for space

Andy Weir who wrote the Martian has now written about a future lunar city in his new book Artemis. Weir started with a basic question: Why would anybody go to the trouble of building a town on the moon in …