There’s a lot of technological progress required before off-Earth mining operations can be considered feasible.
Off-earth mining will be crucial if the dream of building cities in space is to become a reality.
Developing an environmentally sustainable heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system and rock reinforcement for underground mines are two of the UNSW projects to have been awarded CRC-P grants.
The new agreement aims to use the moon’s resources to benefit a range of industries on Earth.
Forum will bring Australia’s space community together to shape a collective vision for the nation’s space endeavours.