space mining

Deltion Innovations takes first step in building out space mining supply chain

Six months after NASA cancelled its lunar-bound Resource Prospector mission, mining technology provider Deltion Innovations, which was part of the team, signed an industry-first memorandum of understanding (MOU) with commercial lunar payload services firm Moon Express for future lunar mining missions. The deal comes at an interesting time for lunar-focused space companies. 2019 is shaping up to become an inflection point for commercial lunar services -- if a few key
Germany space mining

Germany joins growing list of countries interested in setting space mining laws

In August 2018, the Federal Association of German Industry (BDI) released a position paper outlining the need for Germany to establish a legal framework now for future space mining missions. BDI has called for Germany to create national space laws similar to those established in Luxembourg to promote private investment and innovation among Germany’s commercial space sector for space mining technologies. Germany has a variety of commercial space companies developing