Thursday, April 11, 2013

Doug Plata - Lunar COTS

Doug Plata - Lunar COTS

Doug prefaced his talk by saying that he is a physician.

"Lunar COTS" is a proposed series of NASA public-private program designed to help companies to harvest lunar ice.  He handed out a petition before his talk.  He has several hundred signatures so far.

He showed a breakdown on the lunar resources.

Step 0 could be some prospecting.

Step 1 building a transportation system

Step 2 creating a set of robots to do the work.

Step 3 excavation of the resources

Benefits of Lunar COTS - Doug quickly went through several benefits.

Doug feels this is inline with some of what NASA is already doing.

The full agenda for Space Access 2013 agenda.

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