Economy of Space

A collection of 5 posts

Asteroid Mining: Getting the first mission off the ground

A fully-contained near-Earth asteroid retrieved to cislunar space can be used as a Research and Development destination for resource extraction and engineering tests as space-native material, unaltered by a radical change in environment, in industrial quantity, and in an accessible orbit.

Asteroid mining is (not) dead.

"The space mining bubble has burst"Behind this quasi-sensationalist headline is well-informed reporting of the fact that the two trailblazer companies of asteroid mining, Planetary Resources and Deep Space Industries, are "gone".  Planetary

Economy of Space

What value do we get from doing things in space?  What is the potential for the commercialization of space?  And what does that have to do with asteroids?SummaryEvery non-biological resource that we

Asteroids and Why They Matter

Why should I learn about asteroids?(Motivation behind Asteroid Analytics)Space offers humanity the opportunity to really become unlimited.  Obviously we have to take care of our Earth, the solar system, and all