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|Dates:||20 - 21 September 2017 (Wednesday & Thursday)|
|Registration:||prices will be announced mid-2017|
The first Off-Earth Mining Forum, held at UNSW Australia’s Kensington campus in February 2013, was an extraordinary event. Media coverage had a reach of over 8 million people across the world, with radio coverage in the UK and US, newspaper coverage in India and New Zealand and coverage by all Australian television networks. The second Off-Earth Mining Forum was held in November 2015 in conjunction with the third International Future Mining Conference and engaged a new subset of industry explorers. In 2017 this research is accepted as fundamental to the establishment of economies in space, and the excitement is only growing.
The traditional way to do business in space has been to provide communications, remote sensing or satellite navigation services. As new markets emerge in space tourism, commercial launch, and low-cost space platforms, it is becoming increasingly attractive to use space resources “in-situ”, i.e. to extract resources from space (asteroids, the moon, Mars) for use in space. Pursuing that aim provides a wide range of opportunities for researchers, developers and investors. The forum will host speakers from across the spectrum of off-earth mining issues: missions, resources, mining technologies, robotics, automation, instrumentation, legal impediments, business risks, and ethical considerations. Forum participation is welcomed from active domestic and international researchers, as well as interested parties from industry, government and the public.