The website Space Resources (.eu) is operated by Space Ventures Investors Ltd, and is a resource for space resources enthusiasts and supporters who wish to inform their respective governments to actively pursue space resources objectives.Space Resources Community Voice: Be Active! You can directly write to your politician and government about the potential of space resources in growing our economies. It is vital to increase investment in space exploration: space resources on the Moon, Asteroids and Mars are obtainable objectives.
The Space Resources Community Voice was established after the Space Resources Week of 2019, and requires the support of all of us to inform our local decision makers
about the potential space resources can have on the national and global economy.
The objectives include, but are not limited to, the following:
1. Allocate funding to relevant national space agencies to specifically focus on space resources,
including the Moon, Asteroids and Mars (e.g., prospecting missions, data analysis,
resource extraction and processing techniques, development of markets for resource products).
Developed and developing countries have space budgets, yet we must stress the importance of space resources.
2. Moon Objectives. We have a lot of orbital data that can focus surface prospecting missions that agencies could support. Given sufficient funding, these agencies could also test the viability of using resources on the Lunar Surface to sustain life, create energy, manufacture from lunar regolith, and export commodities derived from regolith and any other deposits. The Moon is ripe for involvement of the commercial sector, which could be stimulate by public-private partnerships in resource prospecting, extraction, and processing missions. Technologies developed for the Moon should also be used at other locations, so as to maximize the tax payer investment.
3. Asteroid Objectives. Given sufficient funding, agencies could collectively expand our knowledge of Near Earth Objects and Asteroids, with a focus on predicting possible collisions with the Earth, and looking for potential resources; including water and metals (nickel, platinum) through remotely sensed prospecting data.
4. Mars Objectives. Agencies could also collectively expand our knowledge of Mars resources, and the types of missions required to lead to a human presence on Mars that would also involve the private sector.
5. The budgets of the national space agencies, as well as the European Space Agency, should be viewed as an investment in our future rather than a drain on the tax-payer. By allocating funding to Moon, Asteroid and Mars Resource Objectives that partner with private industry, will be serving the best interests of each country involved as this approach will promote job growth and expand humanity into the Solar System, as well as a fantastic scientific return.
6. Future Generations will benefit from a prosperous space resources industry, and engaging the youth in education related to space resources will generate enthusiasm and interest that surpasses entertainment and recreational activities. By making space resources a central part of the European contribution to space exploration, be it mining the Moon for Oxygen or harvesting asteroids for Water, momentum grows and jobs are created, with the real potential of technologies developed for use in space exploration having real benefit to society hear on Earth.
For more information about space resources, visit:
- The European Space Agency ISRU Strategy.
- The European Space Agency Lunar Science Strategy, and
- information about Luxembourg Space Resources.