How feasible is a Moon Mining Mission? We are finding out.

What is required to launch and operate a Lunar Resources focussed industrial scale business?
Our job is to investigate the technology, legal aspects, supply-chain proponents, and next steps that can make all of this possible.
Our current work is focussing on the first missions and operations to the Moon, that will start to analyse data and process physical Lunar regolith, to create sustainable operations where the output are resources and commodities.

Register Commercial and Public Lunar Locations for the Right to Explore and Extract Resources

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Lunar Resources Registry and Moon Mining
The Lunar Resources Registry (LRR) enables commercial and non-commercial organisations to acquire rights to explore and extract resources. The LRR has been accepted into a European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre in 2021 (pending final contract signing).
If you have an academic or commercial interest in the Lunar Resources Registry and would like to add a location of interest, please get in contact.

The Role of Space Agencies for Lunar Operations

NASA picks SpaceX, Dynetics and Blue Origin-led team to develop Artemis moon landers;
2020: NASA selected three veteran space companies (SpaceX, a Blue Origin-led team, plus Dynetics)to develop lunar landers for astronauts to be deployed from 2024.

ESA contract for Europe's Lunar Gateway module:
2020: The European Space Agency signed a ~€300m contract with Thales Alenia Space to build ESPRIT, the European System Providing Refueling, Infrastructure and Telecommunications.

The Supply Chain for Lunar Surface Resources Extraction

Asset Status: The specific research is our Intellecutal Property.

A Space Resources and In-Situ Resource Utilization Supply-Chain are the long term goals...

1. The Moon’s Commodities: Agencies Lead the Way, Companies Follow-up.
Ongoing research is required to determine how to exactly to extract Oxygen, and potentially Water (from the Lunar South Poles). We are keeping abreast of the developments (e.g. NASA and ESA missions), and focussing on commercial methods of exploration, extraction and processing, coupled with the means for providing transport and energy (solar vs. nuclear). Our focus is on identifying the Supply-Chain of technology and emerging companies that can make this possible.

2. Establishing Commercial Claims on the Lunar Surface.
Predicating any investment in a Lunar Mining Operation, including on-the ground exploration using custom Rovers, or even extraction of Lunar regolith and then subsequent processing, is the establishment of commercial rights. A commercial right to explore, extract and process is required from a legal and investment case point of view. One of our key priorities is to develop a proprietary road map for establishing such commercial rights.

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Pre-2020 Moon Resources and Lunar Surface Focussed Companies

Asset Status: The specific research is our Intellecutal Property.

What Companies are Focussed on Exploring and Commercialising the Moon?
Various companies (some listed below) are involved in developing the technology and processes to partake in Lunar surface operations.
There are also numerous other companies, some listed, that are creating the technology (e.g. CubeSats, launch, communications) required for operation around and on the Moon.
For more information on listed space and aerospace companies, visit Space Stocks.

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