MISSION

Extract and supply resources on the moon and provide the Earth with helium-3 using environmentally friendly methods

 
 
 
 
 
 

How does it work?

Space Industries focus is on the production of Helium-3 which is mostly because there is no natural reserve of Helium-3 on Earth, currently Helium-3 is produced from the waste product of nuclear weapon production which is tritium. As the tritium decays over its half-life of 12.3 years it releases Helium-3, there is currently an estimated 28kg of tritium on Earth

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In the process of extracting the Helium-3, the Resource Extraction Vehicle (REV) will also produce water and other isotopes which can be used on the Moon's surface or even in orbit. The bi-product resources can be used to produce power, heat, hydration and even propellant for thrust, this will make Space Industries a major enabler for utilities in space.

 
 
 
 

When will it happen?

Development of the Resource Extraction Vehicle (REV) has commenced and the overall plan it to have the vehicle ready for launch in 2030, by partnering with companies with space heritage we can achieve our-time frame objectives. Space Industries are collaborating with many companies within the space industry and even ones not typically in the space industry to enable the mission to be an excess and commercially viable.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Why mine Helium-3 on the Moon?

After 911, the USA depleted most of its reserves of Helium-3 in the process of manufacturing and deploying neutron detection devices around its borders to detect plutonium as a national threat prevention measure, soon after the US government restricted the supply of Helium-3 to the market down to only 14,000 litres per year. The current market for Helium-3 exceeds 100,000 litres with no other supply possible. The moon is the only option.

The space water market is also rapidly expanding as more space vehicles become refuel-able to extend the life of product and also to enable re-usability thus reducing the cost to operate in space.

 
 
 
 

What is Helium-3 Used For?

After 911, the USA depleted most of its reserves of Helium-3 in the process of manufacturing and deploying neutron detection devices around its borders to detect plutonium as a national threat prevention measure, soon after the US government restricted the supply of Helium-3 to the market down to only 14,000 litres per year. The current market for Helium-3 exceeds 100,000 litres with no other supply possible. The moon is the only option.

The space water market is also rapidly expanding as more space vehicles become refuel-able to extend the life of product and also to enable re-usability thus reducing the cost to operate in space.

 
 

Neutron Detection

 

Medical Imaging

 

Super Cooling

 

Fusion Energy

 
 

Mining in space is real and happening now

Take an in-depth look into the progress of space resources utilization to support humans returning to and staying in space and on the moon.
 
 
 
 

The Helium-3 End Goal is Energy

 
 
 
 
 

35 Countries Participating

The ITER Members China, the European Union, India, Japan, Korea, Russia and the United States have combined resources to conquer one of the greatest frontiers in science—reproducing on Earth the boundless energy that fuels the Sun and the stars.