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Outcome of Workshop 'Towards the use of Lunar Resources'

Outcome of Workshop 'Towards the use of Lunar Resources'

Publication date: 28 September 2018

Year: 2018

Copyright: ESA

"It's not about doing ISRU, it's about achieving the benefits of ISRU for a reasonable cost, mass and risk."

Between the 3rd and 5th of July 2018 more than 250 people came together at ESA's European Space Research and Technology Centre in the Netherlands, to explore the opportunities presented by the use of lunar resources. Participants were present from industry and academia, from space and terrestrial sectors and from agencies and public sector organisations. The three-day workshop included around 100 presentations and discussions. Areas discussed included rationales, science, technology, legal aspects and economics.

The major findings of the meeting are summarised in this document.

Architectures and Use Cases
Basic Fundamental and Applied Research
   1) Polar volatiles
   2) Oxygen and water production from regolith
   3) Materials and construction technologies
   4) Regolith handling and processing
   5) Energy
What needs to be done on the Moon?
Analogues and simulants
Legality and governance
Role of ESA
What next?

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