Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
September 01, 2015, 11:14:25 am
HomePredMockPollEVCalcAFEWIKIHelpLogin Register
News: Election 2016 predictions are now open!.

+  Atlas Forum
|-+  General Politics
| |-+  Individual Politics (Moderators: Grad Students are the Worst, Torie, Sheriff Buford TX Justice)
| | |-+  Planetary Resources discussion thread
« previous next »
Pages: [1] Print
Author Topic: Planetary Resources discussion thread  (Read 187 times)
The Mikado
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 14937


View Profile
« on: May 04, 2012, 01:31:25 pm »
Ignore

Because there isn't a thread elsewhere on here.

Thoughts re: asteroid mining?  Now that it looks like an actual thing that could occur in the coming decades rather than a pipe dream?

What will happen to the Paul family in the 2030s when Planetary Resources drags in hundreds of tons of asteroid gold and the price of gold goes down 75%?
Logged

Snowstalker   mikado is content with only questions
23:03   Snowstalker   questions never helped anyone
23:03   Snowstalker   only answers
Delicious Steak Pentagram
Ernest
Moderators
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 30469
United States


View Profile WWW
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2012, 04:54:46 pm »
Ignore

Right now, it looks like the most valuable material to be mined would be ice for use as rocket fuel, and we'd need to be far more active in the space beyond LEO than we currently are for that to be worthwhile.  We may see an asteroid mining venture in my lifetime, but it won't be profitable.  Maybe some of the youngs on this site will be able to own a piece of a money making asteroid mining company, but not me.
Logged

Quote from: Ignatius of Antioch
He that possesses the word of Jesus, is truly able to bear his very silence. Epistle to the Ephesians 3:21a
The one thing everyone can agree on is that the media is biased against them.
dead0man
YaBB God
*****
Posts: 23373
United States


Political Matrix
E: 6.84, S: -4.52

View Profile
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2012, 09:13:09 pm »
Ignore

I believe the "smarts" say that Helium-3 mining on the moon will be the real money maker.  We need a cheaper way to get weight into orbit first though...but once you've got sh**t in orbit, the rest is gravy.
Logged

accept no imitations

(unless you're dense)
Pages: [1] Print 
« previous next »
Jump to:  


Login with username, password and session length

Logout

Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines