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Vancouver Recommendations on Space Mining

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The majority of future lunar missions will require in situ resource utilization for sustaining operations, which potentially includes mining ice in polar craters and rare-earth elements in the potassium (K), rare-earth elements (REE), and phosphorous (P) deposits (i.e., lunar KREEP). The ...

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Vancouver Recommendations on Space Mining

Vancouver Recommendations on Space Mining

The majority of future lunar missions will require in situ resource utilization for sustaining operations, which potentially includes mining ice in polar craters and rare-earth elements in ...

Mining the Moon

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New Policies Needed to Advance Space Mining

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