Mining the moon: The 21st century gold rush
March 17, 2014
Five years ago, if you had brought up moon mining among geologists, “you
would have been laughed out of the room,” said Gordon Osinski, founder and
director of the Canadian Lunar Research Network, and an assistant professor
of geology at the University of Western Ontario.
Times have changed. Mining on the moon and on asteroids, formerly the stuff
of science fiction, is clearly in the sights of governments and,
increasingly, private companies.
Drill developed by Canadian firm for moon would kick-start space mining industry
The Windsor Star
January 31, 2014
MONTREAL - A space drill developed by a firm based in Sudbury, Ont., could
be boring for water on the moon in less than five years — if everything
goes according to plan.
It would also signal the start of the space mining industry.
Sudbury firm wins key space contract
January 30, 2014
It would be a stretch to say he's over the moon, but Dale Boucher is
certainly excited by the chance his company's drilling equipment could
get on board for a lunar mission.
It's a possibility that edged nearer to a probability this week, as the
Canadian Space Agency awarded a contract to Deltion Innovations of Sudbury
to tailor its technology to moon-like conditions.
NASA Planning for Mission To Mine Water on the Moon
January 28, 2014
KENNEDY SPACE CENTER, Fla. — Following a series of reconnaissance missions
that found hydrogen and then water on the Moon, NASA is laying the groundwork
for a lunar rover that would scout for subsurface volatiles and extract them
The heart of the proposed Resource Prospector Mission (RPM) is the Regolith
and Environment Science and Oxygen & Lunar Volatile Extraction (RESOLVE)
payload, a technology development initiative that predates its official start
two years ago in NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate’s
Advanced Exploration Systems Division.
Sudbury space pioneers cheer on Rosetta probe
The Sudbury Star
January 23, 2014
It may not be a giant leap for mankind or even a small step for mining — not
yet, anyway — but word that the Rosetta spacecraft is on track to reach
a distant comet is certainly of interest to space-mining pioneers in Sudbury.
"It's going to touch down on the surface and extract a sample with a
lander-mounted drill," said Dale Boucher, CEO of Deltion Innovations Ltd.
"So, what this does is move the prospecting as we know it into a more common,
More Articles: << 1 2 3 >>