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Space Resources Roundtable XIII /
Planetary & Terrestrial Mining
Sciences Symposium



Proceedings of joint SRR XI / PTMS


 








The third joint meeting of the Thirteenth Space Resources Roundtable and the Planetary & Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium was held at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado on June 4-7, 2012.

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

Pictures of the Transit-of-Venus observation event are available below.

Pictures of the visit to Zybek Advanced Products are also available below.



Proceedings (Abstracts and Presentations)







ISRU Architecture Concepts



Robert P. Mueller
Affordable, Rapid Bootstrapping of Space Industry and Solar System Civilization
Documents   zip file download  8.7 mb

Dan Scheld
Charming Asteroids & Comets - The Hummingbirds/Charm (HC) Asteroid/Comet Engineering Science Service (ACESS) Missions
Documents   zip file download  9.9 mb


Gary J. Rodriguez
A Lunar Shipyard Architecture Anchors Development of a Cislunar Economy
Documents   zip file download  2.5 mb


John Cumbers
An ISRU Synthetic Biology Platform for Food Production in Space
Documents   zip file download  582 kb




Space Law



Steve Durst
Space/Multi World Property Rights, 2012-2015: When, Where, How?
Documents   zip file download  6.3 mb


Charles W. Faires
Planetary Resources Pre-Posession: That Other 1/10th of the Law
Documents   zip file download  975 kb


Wayne N. White, Jr.
The Space Pioneer Act
Documents   zip file download  101 kb


Gregory W. Nemitz
Property Claims to Space Resources, the Law, and the Future of Property Rights in Space
Documents   zip file download  115 kb




Resource Geology and Prospecting



Alan Stern, Keynote Speaker
The Future and MoonEx
Documents   zip file download  42.8 mb


David Beaty
Potential Water Resource Deposits on Mars: Location and Spatial Relationships to Regions of High Interest for Astrobiology and Safe Spacecraft Operations
Documents   zip file download  102 kb


Gregory A. Konesky
Sampling Venus from Earth Orbit
Documents   zip file download  9.8 mb


Samuel W. Ximenes
Intelligent Zipline - Green Reconnaissance for Lava Tube Skylights
Documents   zip file download  13.5 mb




Extraction and Bulk Processing



Jim Keravala, Keynote Speaker
Shackleton Energy Lunar-Sourced Propellant Depot Architecture
Documents   zip file download  22.9 mb


Leslie Gertsch
Some Mining Methods for Regolith Ores of Volatile Elements
Documents   zip file download  20 kb


Jorge A. Frias
On The Extraction of Volatiles from Lunar Regolith using Solar Power
Documents   zip file download  1.5 mb


Christopher B. Dreyer
Supplanting Gravity with Centrifugal Force for Sieving and Processing Regolith under Micro-Gravity
Documents   zip file download  22.5 mb


Bonnie L. Cooper
Extracting Solar-Wind Volatiles Requires Pneumatic Size Separation and Transport
Documents   zip file download  14 mb




Education and Outreach



John Hamilton
Surface Systems with Applications for Moon, Mars, Asteroids and Earth
Documents   zip file download  29.7 mb


Michael Neale
Update on SASRA Activities for 2011/2012
Documents   zip file download  2.6 mb


Tai Sik Lee
International Space Exploration Research Institute Recent Activities in Korea for Space Resource and Planetary Mining
Documents   zip file download  250 kb


Ronald Fevig
Blending Research and Teaching through Near-Earth Asteroid Resource Assessment
Documents   zip file download  786 kb


Robert P. Mueller
2012 NASA Lunabotics Mining Competition: Taxonomy and Results
Documents   zip file download  15 mb




Robotics



Robert P. Mueller
Evolution of Extra-Terrestrial Mining Robot Concepts
Documents   zip file download  4.9 mb


Ryan McCoubrey
Canada's Exploration Prototypes: A Science and Resource Prospecting Context
Documents   zip file download  74 kb


Peter Radziszewski
Investigation Traction System Development for Lunar Mobility - Part 2 La Suite ...
Documents   zip file download  13.9 mb


Marek Teichmann
Real-Time Modeling of Tool and Wheel Interactions with Soil for Mining Applications
Documents   zip file download  45.7 mb




Water



Kris Zacny
Mobile In Situ Mars/Moon Water Extractor System (MISMWE)
Documents   zip file download  360 kb


Osazonamen Igbinosun
Interfacial Water as an ISRU Objective: A Proposed Investigation with Internal Reflectance Spectroscopy
Documents   zip file download  4.8 mb


Mark Berggren
Mars Regolith Water Extractor
Documents   zip file download  623 kb




Building Materials



Armando Delgado
Combustion of Lunar Regolith/Magnesium Mixtures
Documents   zip file download  13.5 mb


Gregory A. Konesky
Sinter Monitoring and Control of Lunar Soil Simulant JSC-1a
Documents   zip file download  21.7 mb


Kurt Sacksteder
Inserting Space Resources into the Future of Space Exploration: Do We Need Control (Alt, Delete)?
Documents   zip file download  5.7 mb


Frederick A. Slane
Figures of Merit for Lunar Simulants
Documents   zip file download  696 kb




Miscellaneous



Leslie Gertsch
Atacama Caliche Mining: A Planetary Regolith Mining Analog
Documents   zip file download  8.5 mb


Michael Neale
Terrestrial Mining Applications for Lunar Regolith Excavation Robotics
Documents   zip file download  5.4 mb




Pictures of the Transit-of-Venus Observation event on June 5th, 2012




On June 5th, 2012, conference attendees had the last-in-their-lifetime opportunity to watch the planet Venus transiting across the Sun through various telescopes and projection screens provided by the Colorado School of Mines Astronomy Club.

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






Transit of Venus at SRR XIII

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Pictures of the visit to Zybek Advanced Products on June 6th, 2012




On June 6th, 2012, conference attendees had the opportunity to visit the lunar regolith simulant manufacturing facilities at Zybek Advanced Products in Boulder, Colorado.

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






Zybek tour at SRR XIII

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