The facts and figures that make space mining real

Michael’s opinion: MdP will check if Germany industry and private German companies are using the opportunities in the field of asteroid mining. So stay tuned…:)

While many still see space mining as science fiction, news about steps towards the creation of a resources industry and manufacturing supply chain out off-Earth continues to grab headlines.

The latest news comes from global recruitment expert Fircroft, which specializes in the oil and gas industry, and which recently put together a telling infographic outlining the main facts and figures that make space mining way more than a pipe dream:

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Source: http://www.mining.com

 

Why asteroid mining can create a trillion-dollar industry

Michael’s opinion: MdP will check if Germany industry and private German companies are using the opportunities in the field of asteroid mining. So stay tuned…:)

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Space mining start-up Planetary Resources has put together quite the infographic to explain how asteroid mining will create a trillion-dollar industry.

The company says there are over 1,500 asteroids as easy to get to as the surface of the Moon. They are also in Earth-like orbits with small gravity fields, which make them easier to approach and depart.

Sources: http://www.mining.com and Planetary Ressources