Space mining and the need to deal with space junk are set to be major developments over the next decade, say UNSW experts.
As space exploration and colonisation expand, off-Earth resources will create a booming market.
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.
Robotic mining that can provide water and fuel is the key to developing a colony on the red planet within the next 30 years.
Forum will bring Australia’s space community together to shape a collective vision for the nation’s space endeavours.
Buried ice on Mars could be a water source for interplanetary visits of the future, write Sophia Casanova, Andrew Dempster and Serkan Saydam.