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Space Resources Roundtable XXII



Proceedings of SRR XXII
The Space Resources Roundtable


 








The twenty second meeting of the Space Resources Roundtable in collaboration with the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI) and sponsored by Lunar Outpost, Advanced Space, Honeybee Robotics, OffWorld, Lockheed Martin, Karman+, Technogenia, Cislunar Industries, and OuterSpace IP was held at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in Golden, Colorado on June 7-10, 2022. This was the 22nd SRR conference (with a record attendance of 212 participants and 82 presentations), which was first held in 1999 at CSM!



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




Pictures of the conference activities are posted here.



The conference program may be downloaded from:

2022 SRR XXII Final Program   pdf file download




Proceedings-Abstracts and Presentations (listed by session and presenter)







Introduction



Angel Abbud-Madrid, Colorado School of Mines
Welcome to the XXII Space Resources Roundtable
Documents   zip file download  2.0 mb



Session 1 - Setting the Scene (Program Updates)



Gerald Sanders, NASA Johnson Space Center
NASA ISRU Envisioned Future Priorities
Documents   zip file download  2.4 mb


Karl Hibbitts & Michael Nord, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
A Review of the LSIC ISRU Activities Over the Past Year and Future Initiatives
Documents   zip file download  7.3 mb


Melchiorre Conti, European Space Agency (ESA)
ESA Space Resources Initiative: An Overview
Documents   zip file download  9.5 mb


Kathryn Hadler, European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC), Luxembourg
The Luxembourg Space Resources Week: Highlights and Key Themes
Documents   zip file download  1.7 mb


Ron Turner, NIAC Senior Science Advisor
NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts Supports ISRU
Documents   zip file download  1.7 mb




Session 2 - Resource Prospecting and Exploration



Laszlo Kestay, U.S. Geological Survey, Astrogeology Science Center
A Proposed Methodology for Quantitative Lunar Resource Assessments (QLRA)
Documents   zip file download  1.8 mb


Jeffrey Taylor, Hawaii Institute of Geophysics and Planetology, Univ. of Hawaii
A Strategy for Prospecting for Lunar Resources Using Remote Sensing and In-situ (XRF/XRD) Chemical and Mineralogical Analyses
Documents   zip file download  7.1 mb


Julie Kleinhenz, NASA Glenn Research Center
ISRU Potential Water Mine Site Preliminary Evaluation for NASA Artemis Campaign
Documents   zip file download  5.1 mb


Kimberly Ennico Smith, NASA Ames Research Center
The VIPER Mission, a Resource-Mapping Mission on Another Celestial Body
Documents   zip file download  18.8 mb


Caleb Kaminiski & Paul van Susante, Michigan Technological University
Electromagnetic Reflection Characterization of Simulated Lunar Ice Using Ground Penetrating Radar
Documents   zip file download  13.7 mb


George Johnson & Paul van Susante, Michigan Technological University
Method of Volatile Detection in Lunar Regolith, Percussive Hot Cone Penetrometer Thermal Testing and Modeling
Documents   zip file download  9.3 mb


Carter Fortuin, Honeybee Robotics
SMART: Instrumented Drill for ISRU Investigations on the Moon
Documents   zip file download  10.1 mb


Joel Sercel, TransAstronautica Corporation
TransAstra Commercialization of Orbital Logistics: Maturing Technology for Lunar Polar Power/Infrastructure Towers & Telescopes to Prospect for Asteroidal ISRU
Documents   zip file download  5.7 mb




Session 3 - Economic Considerations and Business Opportunities



Phil Metzger, Florida Space Institute, University of Central Florida
Economic Modeling of the Competitiveness of Lunar Water over Earth-Launched Water, Including Wrights Law, Optimization of Reliability, and Economies of Scale
Documents   zip file download  1.3 mb


George Sowers, Colorado School of Mines
An Economic Comparison of Lunar Propellant Production Methods
Documents   zip file download  1.4 mb


Lari Cujko, European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC), Luxembourg
European Space Resources Innovation Centre (ESRIC) Start-up Support Programme
Documents   zip file download  4.5 mb


William Butler, Shell Oil Company
Comparison of Oil and Gas Industry Business Planning with Space Resource Industry Planning
Documents   zip file download  3.4 mb


H. Kanamori, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, Japan
Mechanical Property of Gravel Produced from Lunar Soil Simulant by Rapid Sintering Using Single-mode Microwave
Documents   zip file download  16.6 mb




Session 4 - Individual Poster Presentations (1-min Short Talks)



Zephyr D. Benton
How To Finance a Space Mining Operation on The Moon and Near-Earth Asteroids
Documents   zip file download  62 kb


Steven Coutts, Colorado School of Mines
Applying Super-Resolution to the Field of Space Resources and Planetary Science
Documents   zip file download  230 kb


Gabrielle Hedrick, The MITRE Corporation
Towards Mining Resources on The Moon: Prospecting with Artemis
Documents   zip file download  464 kb


Joshua Menges, Colorado School of Mines
Mapping and Comparing Natural Landing Pads on Mars
Documents   zip file download  2.8 mb


Ben Wiegand & Paul van Susante, Michigan Technological University
Current Capabilities of the Planetary Surface Technology Development Lab
Documents   zip file download  9.5 mb


Thomas Viviano, NASA Johnson Space Center
Thermal Vacuum Test Facility
Documents   zip file download  1.2 mb


Jared Long-Fox, University of Central Florida
Predictive Modeling of Mass Flow Rates of Lunar Regolith Simulants
Documents   zip file download  267 kb


Chuck Carey & Paul van Susante, Michigan Technological University
Michigan Technological University Lunar Highland Simulant MTU-LHT-1A
Documents   zip file download  2.4 mb


Steven Coutts, Colorado School of Mines
Characterizing Detailed Grain Shape and Size Distribution Properties of Lunar Regolith
Documents   zip file download  433 kb


Marcello Guadagno & Paul van Susante, Michigan Technological University
Development of an Instrumented Percussive Cone Penetrometer for In-Situ Characterization of Lunar Regolith Geotechnical Properties
Documents   zip file download  3.0 mb


Joseph Kenrick, Lunar Outpost, Inc.
Multi-Objective Optimization Using Genetic Algorithms to Design the Optimal Excavator
Documents   zip file download  757 kb


Koorosh Araghi, NASA Johnson Space Center
Lunar Auger Dryer ISRU (LADI) Mechanical Testing and Supporting Models
Documents   zip file download  4.6 mb


Jackson Stewart, NASA Glenn Research Center
Parameters Impacting Columnated Granular Soil Pneumatic Seal Performance
Documents   zip file download  68 kb


Beau Compton, NASA Glenn Research Center
Preliminary Results from The Polar Ice Capture Experiment
Documents   zip file download  8 kb


Bharath Tata, University of Colorado at Boulder
Pore Wetting Behavior of Ionic Liquids in Polymeric Membranes
Documents   zip file download  386 kb


Evgeny Shafirovich, University of Texas at El Paso
Combustion of Lithium and Magnesium Powders for Space Power
Documents   zip file download  443 kb


Peter Corwin, Colorado School of Mines
Additive Manufacturing of Iron and Steel Alloys Derived from Lunar Regolith: Tests on Reduced Simulant and Analog Alloys
Documents   zip file download  1.4 mb


Elizabeth Scott, Colorado School of Mines
Space Resources at Scale: Extraction and Processing of 100MT of Metals from the Moon
Documents   zip file download  2.1 mb




Session 5 - Regolith Conveyance and Beneficiation



Kevin Cannon, Colorado School of Mines
The Inaugural Over the Dusty Moon Challenge
Documents   zip file download  57.7 mb


Jason Noe & Paul van Susante, Michigan Technological University
Three Lunar Regolith Conveying Methods Being Developed for ISRU
Documents   zip file download  11.3 mb


Aaron D.S. Olson, NASA Kennedy Space Center
Vertical Regolith Transport System for Lunar and Mars ISRU Applications
Documents   zip file download  4.6 mb


Daniel Britt, University of Central Florida
Simulator for Planetary Interactions of Dust and Regolith (SPIDR): A New Tool for Predicting Dust Transport from Lunar Surface Operations
Documents   zip file download  3.5 mb


Joshua Rasera, Imperial College London
ISRU Research at Imperial College London, a Status Update
Documents   zip file download  2.8 mb


Joren Bowling, University of Alaska, Fairbanks
Fluxed Melting for Rapid Regolith Digestion
Documents   zip file download  2.2 mb




Session 6 - Robotic Mobility & Excavation



Emmanuel Akita, Nuclear and Applied Robotics Group, Univ. Texas at Austin
Completing Contact Tasks with High-Latency Mobile Manipulation within a Supervised Autonomy Framework
Documents   zip file download  2.5 mb


Jim Keravala, OffWorld
Building a Solar System Civilization: How OffWorld Terrestrial Swarm Robotic Mining and Construction Robots will Operate on Earth and the Moon
Documents   zip file download  189 kb


A. J. Gemer, Lunar Outpost, Inc.
Lunar Outpost Cosmos Surface Mission CONOPS Planning Tool: Maximizing Science Return Through Rapid Data Fusion
Documents   zip file download  18 mb


Andrew Welter, Venturi Astrolab, Inc.
The Flexible Logistics & Exploration (FLEX) Rover and Bucket Drum Excavation Tool
Documents   zip file download  14.1 mb


Alexander Schepelmann, NASA Glenn Research Center
High-Fidelity Simulation of the Advanced Planetary Excavator (APEX) Manipulator for In-Situ Resource Utilization Technology Development
Documents   zip file download  2.0 mb


Bradley Buckles, NASA Kennedy Space Center
ISRU Pilot Excavator - Development of Autonomous Excavation Algorithms
Documents   zip file download  4.8 mb


Robert Mueller, NASA Kennedy Space Center
Lunabotics Robotic Mining Competition for Universities
Documents   zip file download  8.8 mb




Session 7 - In-space Logistics & Processing



Joseph Kenrick, Lunar Outpost, Inc.
Cislunar Logistics Center
Documents   zip file download  4.5 mb


Tom Gardner, Advanced Space, LLC
CAPSTONE: A Unique Cubesat Platform for a Navigation Demonstration in Cislunar Space
Documents   zip file download  2.9 mb


Joseph Pawelski, CisLunar Industries
Building the First Micro Space Foundry Prototype and the Path to Transforming Space Debris into a Space Resource
Documents   zip file download  11.3 mb


Gordon Roesler, Robots in Space, LLC
Informing the National Strategy for In-space Logistics
Documents   zip file download  11.4 mb




Session 8 - Lunar Infrastructure



George Lordos, MIT Space Resources Workshop
Supporting Water ISRU In Lunar PSRs with the Self-Erectable Lunar Tower for Instruments (SELTI)
Documents   zip file download  19.2 mb


Elizabeth Engeldrum, Colorado School of Mines
LUNENCO: A Business Case Study for Commercial Lunar Energy
Documents   zip file download  11.7 mb


Hunter Williams, Honeybee Robotics
Dust Tolerant Electrical Connector for a Modular Open-Source Architecture
Documents   zip file download  2.5 mb


Brad Blair, Xtraordinary Innovative Space Partnerships (XISP), Inc.
Lunar Surface Wireless Power/Infrastructure and Ancillary Services
Documents   zip file download  5.3 mb




Session 9 - Legal and Policy Issues



Michelle Hanlon, University of Mississippi
What is a Celestial Body?
Documents   zip file download  2.7 mb


Andrea Harrington, Air University
Frameworks for Space Resource Activities and the Due Regard Principle
Documents   zip file download  1.0 mb


Joseph Kenrick, Lunar Outpost, Inc.
Filling the Void - A Conversation about Space, Policy, and Public Narratives
Documents   zip file download  1.8 mb




Session 10 - Extraction of Lunar Oxygen & Metals



Michael W. Riley, Pioneer Astronautics
Moon to Mars Oxygen and Steel Technology Update
Documents   zip file download  25.9 mb


Kevin Grossman, NASA Kennedy Space Center
GALORE (Gaseous Lunar Oxygen from Regolith Electrolysis): Recent Technology Advances for a Cold-Walled Molten Regolith Electrolysis Reactor
Documents   zip file download  6.5 mb


Hunter Williams, Honeybee Robotics
Implications of Phenomena Observed during Molten Regolith Electrolysis
Documents   zip file download  4.1 mb




Session 11 - Lunar Volatile Extraction



Marshall Eubanks, Space Initiatives, Inc.
The Feasibility of Helium-3 as the Low Hanging Fruit of Lunar Commercial Mining
Documents   zip file download  553 kb


George Lordos, MIT Space Resources Workshop
High-Yield DiHydrogen-Monoxide Retrieval and Terrain Identification on New Worlds III (HYDRATION III)
Documents   zip file download  8.8 mb


Hunter Danque, Colorado School of Mines
Modeling the Thickness and Shape of Lunar Volatile Stability Zones
Documents   zip file download  6.3 mb


Brad Blair, OrbChem, LLC
Sandworm Polar Volatile Extraction and Ore Concentration
Documents   zip file download  3.2 mb


Daniel Johnson, Colorado School of Mines
A Novel Method for Icy Lunar Regolith Production
Documents   zip file download  5.1 mb


Kuan-Lin Lee, Advanced Cooling Technologies, Inc.
Waste Heat-Based Thermal Corer for Lunar Ice Extraction
Documents   zip file download  4.8 mb


Marshall Eubanks, Space Initiatives, Inc.
Drill, Do Not Dig: Subterranean Lakes on The Moon as an Economic Resource
Documents   zip file download  348 kb




Session 12 - Lunar Propellant Production



Anthony Skipworth, Air Squared, Inc.
Contaminant Tolerant Scroll Vacuum Pump for Lunar Oxygen ISRU Air Lock Vapor Recovery
Documents   zip file download  1.8 mb


David Dickson, Colorado School of Mines
Testing of Solid Oxide Electrolysis System and Balance of Plant for H2/O2 Production from Lunar Water
Documents   zip file download  9.8 mb


Aiden O'Leary, Orbit Fab Inc.
A Universal ISRU Analysis Engine and Propellant-Metal Production Case Study to Optimize Symbiotic ISRU Processes and Identify Technology Gaps
Documents   zip file download  183 kb


Oliver Greener, Colorado School of Mines
In Situ Lunar Production of Monopropellant Hydrazine
Documents   zip file download  3.7 mb




Session 13 - Space Manufacturing & Construction



Kyla Edison, Colorado School of Mines
Casting Lunar Regolith for Manufacturing Construction Materials
Documents   zip file download  8.6 mb


Travis Vazansky, Masten Space Systems
Low-Energy Additive Construction for the Moon and Mars
Documents   zip file download  21.7 mb


Robert Mueller, NASA Kennedy Space Center
Lunar Regolith: Small Scale Robotic Site Preparation and Geotechnical Experiments with Scoops
Documents   zip file download  2.0 mb


Austin G. Langton, NASA Kennedy Space Center
The Importance of Plume Surface Interaction Ejecta Velocity Measurements for Planetary Landers
Documents   zip file download  11.1 mb




Session 14 - Mars Resources



Michael Hecht, MIT Haystack Observatory
MOXIE: A Year of ISRU On Mars
Documents   zip file download  13.5 mb


Nathan Davis, OxEon Energy
Solid Oxide Electrolysis Technology Development for the First Ever Successful ISRU Demonstration
Documents   zip file download  8.4 mb


Aaron Russell, Planetary Science Institute
Site Characterization for the Redwater ISRU System
Documents   zip file download  6.6 mb


George Johnson & Paul van Susante, Michigan Technological University
RedWater: Scaled Ice Melting Probe: Martian Environment Testing For ISRU
Documents   zip file download  15.7 mb




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