Past News Announcements
These archived announcements were previously posted
on the main bulletin page of our site.
The 11th Space Resources Roundtable meeting has been postponed until 2010. In its place for 2009, the SRR will sponsor a session at the 2009 LEAG meeting in Houston, Texas (Nov 16-19).
Details will be posted here as they become available.
The 11th Space Resources Roundtable
will be held at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, October 28th - 30th, 2009 has been postponed until 2010. In its place, the SRR will sponsor a session at the 2009 LEAG meeting in Houston, Texas (Nov 16-19).
As with previous Roundtables, a call for abstracts which add to our discussion of space resource use will be posted on this site later this year.
The joint SRR / LEAG / ICEUM conference was held at the Port in Cape Canaveral, Florida in October, 2008.
Papers presented during that meeting
are available here.
The joint SRR (10!) / LEAG / ICEUM conference will be held October 28th through 31st, 2008 at the Radisson Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral, Florida.
Meeting details are available here.
The deadline for submitting abstracts for the upcoming joint SRR / LEAG / ICEUM conference has been extended to August 19th!
Details on categories of interest for the meeting and an abstract template are available here.
The second announcement for the upcoming joint Space Resources Roundtable / LEAG / ICEUM conference is now available.
The announcement includes details of the meeting's purpose and scope, a call for abstracts, the preliminary meeting schedule and registration details. All of which are available for review here.
The first announcement for the upcoming joint Space Resources Roundtable / LEAG / ICEUM conference is now available.
The conference will be held in Cape Canaveral, Florida on October 28th through 31st with details available here.
On March 13th, a debate was held at the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium in New York.
The topic was "Mining the Sky – The Engineering, Economics, and Ethics of Exploiting the Solar System's Natural Resources" with participants including Neil deGrasse Tyson, John Lewis of the University of Arizona and Murray Hitzman of the Colorado School of Mines.
Details may be read here.
The Eighth Continent Project was recently announced as a finalist for the International Pioneering Award of Mining Journal.
Details may be read here.
The "Lunar ISRU Demonstration Priorities Revisited" panel discussion has been closed for this year.
Discussion will resume at the next Roundtable session. See you then!
The Ninth Space Resources Roundtable was held in Golden, Colorado this past October 25th through 27th. The proceedings for that conference may be viewed by clicking here.
Proceedings for all Roundtable discussions held to date may also be viewed through the menu links listed in the left column of this site.
The "Lunar ISRU Demonstration Priorities Revisited" panel discussion is continuing in a Ning group available through this link:
If you would like to contribute to this discussion, you may create a Ning account and submit a request to join the group by following the instructions on that page.
Note that there is no charge to create a Ning account, you may use a personal or disposable (e.g. Mailinator.com) e-mail address for sign-on, and it'll likely take you less time to register than it did to read this sentence.
Once your invitation request has been submitted, it should be approved by the forum moderator soon after.
Please note that the discussion will be closed and archived on November 22nd, 2007.
The final announcement and schedule for the Ninth Space Resources Roundtable is now available:
SRR IX Final Announcement
We look forward to seeing you in Golden, Colorado October 25th - 27th!
The Second Lunar Geomechatronics Workshop will be held at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado on October 24th, 2007 (the day before the start of SRR IX)
Further details about the workshop may be found in the announcement linked to above.
This meeting and others of interest may also be referenced from the conferences link in our site's menu.
The Second Announcement for the Ninth Space Resources Roundtable has now been posted and may be downloaded below.
SRR IX 2nd Announcement
Registration information is included in that document, with the abstract template available through this link:
SRR IX Abstract Template
As previously announced, the Roundtable will be held October 25 - 27, 2007 in Golden, Colorado.
All past conference abstracts and presentations, from 1999 to the present, may now be viewed under the “Conference Proceedings” menu (to the left).
Links to Roundtables VI and VII will direct you to an appropriate search at the LPI Abstract Collection database.
Archived News Announcements
External Conferences of Interest
The Ninth Space Resources Roundtable will be held on October 25 - 27, 2007.
The first announcement of the conference (in PDF format) may be downloaded below.
SRR IX 1st Announcement
Following from the latest Roundtable, the SRR has released a whitepaper discussing the Priorities for Demonstrating Lunar ISRU Capabilities.
This document and all previous whitepapers may be viewed here.
At the 2006 board meeting of the Space Resources Roundtable Inc., the following resolution was passed to endorse The Eighth Continent Project:
"Be it resolved that, the Board of Directors of the Space Resources Roundtable, Inc., hereby endorses the establishment of The Eighth Continent(TM) Project and, in furtherance thereof, the Board agrees to provide intellectual guidance to that initiative by (a) serving as its principal organizational authority on space resource technical issues
and (b) encouraging individual Space Resources Roundtable members to volunteer to assist in its formation and operations."
Details of the Roadmap announcing The Eighth Continent Project are available through this link on the web site of the Center for Space Resources at the Colorado School of Mines.
Burke Fort's presentation about the Project is also available for viewing in the SRR 8 proceedings.