Off Earth Mining Working Group

As a follow on to the Off Earth Mining Forum the Australian Centre for Space Engineering Research is the initial host of this working group, which aims to ensure the momentum built by the forum is maintained and to further investigate the wide range of concepts relevant to Off Earth Mining.

The Working Group aims to:

  • Bring together engineers, scientists, and other experts with current and future industry leaders who have an interest in the success of off earth mining

  • Provide an information exchange between members of the working group and interested members of the public

  • Be a vehicle for collaboration (companies/ research organisations/ governments)

  • Attract research funds to further research interplanetary engineering

  • Conduct a series of feasibility studies to prove viability of ideas (physical, economical, environmental and legal)

If you are interested in being involved in the Off Earth Mining Working Group please get in contact with us.

Off Earth Mining Related Media Stories

Humanity's next giant leap: our heritage in space is our future too (The Conversation, 18 June 2013)

Human mission to Mars is no longer just a sci-fi dream (Washington Post, 30 April 2013)

Mining in Space (ABC Radio National, 27 April 2013)

Big-time players are getting serious about asteroid perils and profits (Cosmic Log on NBN News, 16 April 2013)

Asteroid Capture Mission May Be Included On NASA 2014 Budget Request (The Huffington Post, 16 April 2013)

NASA Plans to Make Water on the Moon (Discovery New, 12 April 2013)

Private Space Firms Praise NASA's Asteroid-Capture Plan (PC Magazine, 12 April 2013)

NASA Wants to Capture Asteroids for Exploration (DailyTech, 12 April 2013)

NASA Announces Plan for Capturing Asteroid (National Geographic News, 10 April 2013)

NASA will begin work on asteroid capture mission this year (The Verge, 10 April 2013)

Who Has the Right to Mine an Asteroid? (Popular Mechanics, 26 March 2013)

"Gold rush" in space? A look at asteroids' potential for wealth, destruction (CBS News, 19 March 2013)

Scientists aiming to make space mining a reality in the next 10 years (The Telegraph (UK), 02 March 2013)

Space gold rush should not be a free-for-all (New Scientist, 01 March 2013)

Space miners hope to build first off-Earth economy (New Scientist, 28 February 2013)

Space Mining with Robots (The World, 20 February 2013)

Australian Summit Ponders Mining in Space (Voice of America, 20 February 2013)

Space likely for rare earths search, scientists say (Space Daily, 20 February 2013)

Asteroid Mining: Booming 21st Century Gold Rush? (Discovery News, 4 February 2013)

Asteroid Mining Becoming More Of A Reality (Forbes, 25 January 2013)

New venture 'to mine asteroids' (BBC News - Science and Environment, 22 January 2013)

Planetary Resources: mining asteroids project launched (The Telegraph (UK), 25 April 2012)

Planetary Resources seeks to mine asteroids' riches (CNet, 24 April 2012)