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Space Resources Roundtable XI /
Planetary & Terrestrial Mining
Sciences Symposium



Proceedings of joint SRR XI / PTMS


 








The joint meeting of the Eleventh Space Resources Roundtable and Planetary & Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium was held at Golden, Colorado in June, 2010.

Presentations and Abstracts made available from that conference may be viewed through the download links provided here.

Pictures of the Equipment Demonstration Session are also available below.



Proceedings (Abstracts and Presentations)







Space Resources Policy



W.E. Larson
The In-Situ Resource Utilization Project Under the President’s New Budget
Documents   zip file download  .4 mb

G.B. Sanders, W.E.Larson
ISRU Robotic Precursor Mission Opportunities Based on Recent Events
Documents   zip file download  9.6 mb




Commercial and Logistical ISRU Concepts



T.C. Taylor, W.P. Kistler, B.Citron
Commercial Trade Route Logistics Cost
Documents   zip file download  5.5 mb


A.M. Neale
Conceptual Mine Design Proposals for Exploiting Lunar Water Ice
Documents   zip file download  4.3 mb


K. Sacksteder, S. Gokoglu, R. Balasubramaniam, A. Colozza, N. Suzuki, R.S. Wegeng, J. Matyas
Thermal Wadis in Support of Resource-Based Exploration
Documents   zip file download  4.2 mb


J.D. Humphrey, K.L. Stratton
Trends and Vision for Automation in Terrestrial Mining and its Applicability to Extraterrestrial Resource Extraction
Documents   zip file download  0.8 mb




ISRU Relevant Concepts



C. White, F. Alvarez, E. Shafirovich
Production of Structural Materials by Combustion of Lunar Regolith with Metals
Documents   zip file download  2.9 mb


R.C. Oeftering
Scavenging Flight Hardware as a Transitional Form of Non-Volatile Resource Utilization
Documents   zip file download  3.0 mb


J. Cumbers, L. Rothschild
BISRU: Synthetic Microbes for Moon, Mars and Beyond
Documents   zip file download  1.3 mb


P.J. van Susante, C.B. Dreyer
Lunar and Planetary Excavation Systems: Lessons Learned at the Colorado School of Mines
Documents   zip file download  5.0 mb




The Case for Analogue Missions



F.D. Schowengerdt, R. Fox, J. Hamilton
Participatory Space Exploration and Education at PISCES
Documents   zip file download  1.3 mb


S. Schmidt, D. Boucher, M. McTaggart
Analogue Deployment Management
Documents   zip file download  2.7 mb


P.T. Metzger, C.D. Immer, J.E. Lane, J. Smith, J.W. Studak, B.F. Banker
Rocket Plume Impingment on Mauna Kea Lunar Analog Site Compared with Photogrammetry of Apollo Lunar Landing Videos
Documents   zip file download  0.3 mb


R.S. Wegeng
What’s Next for Lunar Exploration and Lunar Resources?
Documents   zip file download  2.8 mb




ISRU Destinations



P.D. Spudis
Mini-Sar Imaging Radar and the Search for Lunar Polar Ice
Documents   zip file download  7.3 mb


R. Elphic
Current State of Knowledge of Lunar Cold-Trapped Volatiles


J.G. Rodriguez, G.J. Rodriguez
Low-Energy Intercept Orbits to NEO 2004 GU9 Offer a Compelling Opportunity for Long-Duration Manned and Sample-Return Missions
Documents   zip file download  1.4 mb


G.A. Konesky
Asteroid Tracking Using Optical Beacons
Documents   zip file download  1.4 mb




Technical Demonstration De-brief



P. Radziszewski, B. Jones, M. Farhat
Investigation Traction System Development for Lunar Mobility
Documents   zip file download  3.3 mb


R. Theiss, D. Boucher, M. Viel, D. Roberts, J. Kutchaw
Interchangeable Payloads for ISRU Mobility Chassis
Documents   zip file download  2.2 mb


J. Richard, R. Gopal, P. Laliberté, D. Boucher
Closing the ISRU Cycle: Integrated Fuel Cell Deployment
Documents   zip file download  3.3 mb


F.J. Frenzel, T. Fu, J.D. Gammell, P.E. Grouchy, K.T. Law, E.J.P. Earon, G.M.T. D'Eleuterio, M. Viel, S. Schmidt, D.S. Boucher, J. Richard
Robotic Lessons from Mauna Kea
Documents   zip file download  0.1 mb


J.E. Captain, J.W. Quinn, and T.J. Moss
Field Scale Testing of Resolve at 2010 ISRU Analog Test
Documents   zip file download  1.8 mb




Simulants



C.B. Dreyer, K. Zacny, R.C. Anderson, J. Skok, J. Steele, G. Paulsen, M. Szczesiak, J. Schwendeman
The In Situ Rock Thin Section Instrument for Space Exploration
Documents   zip file download  3.7 mb


C. McLemore, J. Edmunson, D. Rickman, J. Fikes, D. Stoeser, S. Wilson
A Review of Lunar Regolith Simulants and their Applications
Documents   zip file download  3.7 mb


J. Gustafson, J.E. Edmunson, D.L. Rickman
Manufacturing High-Fidelity Lunar Agglutinate Simulants
Documents   zip file download  15.0 mb


F.A. Slane, D.L. Rickman
Figures of Merit for Lunar Simulants
Documents   zip file download  0.4 mb




Excavation Modeling



R.H. King, P.J. van Susante, M.A. Gefreh
Comparing Blade/Soil Interaction Models in a MATLAB Program to Measurements Of Forces to Push Narrow Rods through Sand and Simulant Materials for Design of Extraterrestrial Soil Handling Machines
Documents   zip file download  8.3 mb


A.T. Brewer, R. H. King
Laboratory-Scale Distributed Stress Measurements of Blade Interaction with JSC-1A Lunar Simulant
Documents   zip file download  0.2 mb


R.H. King, P.J. van Susante, R.P. Mueller
Comparison of Lance Blade Data and Analytical Force Models
Documents   zip file download  9.1 mb


P.J. van Susante, R.H. King
Finite Element Method to Calculate Forces and Stresses on Blades Excavating Lunar Simulants
Documents   zip file download  4.1 mb




ISRU Processing



T. Nakamura, B.K. Smith
Solar Thermal Power System for ISRU Applications: Field Deployment and Operation at Mauna Kea, Hi.
Documents   zip file download  14.5 mb


R.J. Gustafson, B.C. White, M.J. Fidler, A.C. Muscatello
The 2010 Field Demonstration of the Solar Carbothermal Reduction of Regolith to Produce Oxygen
Documents   zip file download  2.5 mb


J.G. Mantovani, R.P. Mueller, I.I. Townsend, J. Craft, K. Zacny
Pneumatic Planetary Regolith Feed System for In-Situ Resource Utilization
Documents   zip file download  6.4 mb


O.R. Walton, C.B. Dreyer, A.I. Abdel-Hadi
Centrifuging-Pipe Conveyor for Regolith
Documents   zip file download  6.4 mb




ISRU Hardware



L. Johnson, S. Szatkowski
A Notional Tug Concept Serves as a \“Stalking Horse" to Facilitate Excavator Development
Documents   zip file download  13.4 mb


L. Johnson, S. Szatkowski
A Modular Excavator Targets Planetary Surface Operations for Space Exploration
Documents   zip file download  2.8 mb


B.K. Smith, T. Nakamura, R. Theiss, D. Boucher
Results of Solar Sintering Experiment with Multipurpose Solar Thermal Waveguide System
Documents   zip file download  4.6 mb


K. Zacny, G. Paulsen, M. Szczesiak, C. Santoro, J. Craft
Crux and Icebreaker Rotary-Percussive Lunar Drills
Documents   zip file download  0.2 mb


R. Mueller, G. Murphy
2010 Lunabotics Mining Competition
Documents   zip file download  3.3 mb




Pictures of June 9th, 2010 ISRU Demonstration




On June 9th, 2010, a demonstration session was held to showcase the ISRU technologies provided by various attendees.

Photos of that session are shown below. To view a larger version of each picture, CLICK THE THUMBNAIL IMAGE.

See you all in 2011!






SRR XI demonstrations

ISRU Equipment Demonstration site

SRR XI demonstrations

ISRU Equipment Demonstration site



SRR XI demonstrations

Food and lunch tents



SRR XI demonstrations

Food tent


SRR XI demonstrations


Frank Schowengerdt and Tony Muscatello


SRR XI demonstrations

Bob King


SRR XI demonstrations
Lockheed Martin Bucket Drum Excavator (Larry Clark)


SRR XI demonstrations

Lockheed Martin Bucket Drum Excavator (Larry Clark with Frank Schowengerdt and Phil Abel)


SRR XI demonstrations
Lockheed Martin Bucket Drum Excavator (Larry Clark with CSM students)


SRR XI demonstrations

Honeybee Robotics Mars Rover Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT) and Mars Phoenix Lander Scoop (Kris Zacny)


SRR XI demonstrations

Honeybee Robotics Mars Rover Rock Abrasion Tool (RAT) and Mars Phoenix Lander Scoop (Kris Zacny)


SRR XI demonstrations
Honeybee Robotics Percussive Digger (Kris Zacny with Diane Linne operating the digger)


SRR XI demonstrationsColorado School of Mines Excavators. From left to right: Backhoe, Lunabotics Bucket Ladder, and NASA Regolith Centennial Challenge Bucket Ladder (Chris Dreyer and CSM students).


SRR XI demonstrations

Colorado School of Mines NASA Regolith Centennial Challenge Bucket Ladder Excavator (Mark Gefreh and CSM students)


SRR XI demonstrations
Colorado School of Mines Backhoe Excavator (Paul van Susante and CSM students)


SRR XI demonstrations

Colorado School of Mines Bucket Wheel Excavator (Chris Dreyer and CSM students)


SRR XI demonstrations

ORBITEC Carbothermal Regolith Reduction Module (Bob Gustafson)


SRR XI demonstrations
ORBITEC Carbothermal Regolith Reduction Module (Bob Gustafson with Jeff Taylor)


SRR XI demonstrations

ORBITEC Carbothermal Regolith Reduction Module (Bob Gustafson with Tony Muscatello)


SRR XI demonstrations

ORBITEC Carbothermal Regolith Reduction Module (Doug Rickman)


SRR XI demonstrations
ORBITEC Carbothermal Regolith Reduction Module (Bob Gustafson, Mark Berggren, and Ronald Spores)


SRR XI demonstrations
NORCAT Chassis with Plow Payload (Brian Asbury, Jim Richard)


SRR XI demonstrations


NORCAT Chassis with Plow Payload (Jim Richard)


SRR XI demonstrations


NORCAT Chassis with Load Haul Dump


SRR XI demonstrations

NORCAT Chassis with Load Haul Dump


SRR XI demonstrations

NORCAT Chassis with Load Haul Dump (Sam Benigni, SRR scholarship winning student from University of Hawaii, Hilo),


SRR XI demonstrations

NORCAT Chassis with Load Haul Dump (Sam Benigni operating the rover)


SRR XI demonstrations

NORCAT Chassis with Load Haul Dump


SRR XI demonstrations
NORCAT Chassis with Load Haul Dump (Jim Humphrey operating the rover)


SRR XI demonstrations

NORCAT Chassis with Plow Payload


SRR XI demonstrations

NASA KSC/Honeybee Robotics ISRU Pneumatic Regolith Transfer System (Jim Mantovani operating it with Otis Walton and Mark Hyatt)


SRR XI demonstrations

NASA KSC/Honeybee Robotics ISRU Pneumatic Regolith Transfer System (Jim Mantovani)


SRR XI demonstrations

Diane Linne and Jim Mantovani


SRR XI demonstrations
sysRAND Modular Excavator Demonstrator (Gary Rodriguez with Leslie Gertsch)


SRR XI demonstrations
sysRAND Modular Excavator Demonstrator (Gary Rodriguez with Jerry Sanders)


SRR XI demonstrations

sysRAND Modular Excavator Demonstrator (Tony Muscatello)


SRR XI demonstrations

Jeff Taylor, Sherry Schmidt, and Paul Spudis


SRR XI demonstrations

Paul Spudis and Leonard David


SRR XI demonstrations

Dale Boucher


SRR XI demonstrations

Laurent Sibille and Chris Dreyer


SRR XI demonstrations
Arthur Neale, SRR scholarship winning student from University of Pretoria, South Africa


SRR XI demonstrations

Edgardo Santiago-Maldonado and Janine Captain


SRR XI demonstrations
Brad Blair, Leslie Gertsch, Jim Richard, and Peter Radziszewski








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