USA’s Crazy Plan To Mine The Moon In 5 Years
The European Space Agency plans to begin mining on the lunar surface by 2025 and has already signed a contract with ArianeGroup to develop a mining plan.
On Monday, the manufacturer reported on the conclusion of an agreement with ESA for one year. ArianeGroup should propose the best ways to develop the lunar regolith covering the satellite’s surface. The material can become a rich source of water and oxygen. Potentially, it can be used to start the colonization of a celestial body in the not so distant future..
The availability of vital resources is a key prerequisite for lunar exploration, which is part of ESA’s plans., with the aim of making Europe a full-fledged participant in the process of studying space objects in the next decade. However, ArianeGroup will develop an apparatus with fully automated collection equipment. We are not talking about manned missions yet.
Startups Pt Scientists and Space Applications Services will also work on the project..
Recently, the topic of space mining has become very discussed, and various companies have begun to develop optimal options for extracting resources from celestial bodies. According to analysts, space mining will bring huge profits to the pioneer and even make a trillionaire.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: thepit198, news.xtipe