Mining Space


The Mining Space Summit is a one-day workshop organized to foster the increasingly vibrant dialogue around the development of the space resources utilization (SRU) sector. As global investment in SRU companies and capabilities increases and new sources of demand for space resources materialize, outstanding challenges remain.

Two challenges in particular will be key in enabling the success of the SRU sector:

  1. the viability of SRU business models and

  2. the development of critical technologies and operations.

To address these challenges, engagement between the “terrestrial” mining industry, those industrial entities currently mining on Earth, and the space community is key. The goal of the workshop is to identify synergies and mutual points between these two communities in terms of business models, technology and operations.

Last year’s edition of the workshop hosted 140+ stakeholders from across the mining industry and the space community, including start-ups, mining and space corporations, governments and financial institutions.





8:15 - 8:45

Arrival & Registration

8:45 - 9:00

Welcoming Remarks

Etienne Schneider
Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of the Economy

9:00 - 10:00

Plenary Presentations

  • The Luxembourg Initiative - Update
    Mathias Link - Luxembourg Space Agency

  • Lunar and Asteroid Geology for Space Miners
    Daniel Britt - University of Central Florida

  • Lunar Ore Reserves Standard
    Carlos Espejel - LORS

Coffee Break


Plenary Presentations

  • Lunar Resource Mapping: Data Fusion and AI-driven Anomaly Detection
    Jérôme Burelbach - Frontier Development Lab

  • METIS : Seismic 4.0 for Earth Exploration and Beyond ..?
    Bruno Pagliccia - Total

  • Space Resources Research at UNSW
    Andrew Dempster & Serkan Saydam - UNSW

  • Developing technologies for space by first developing a terrestrial business case
    Joost van Oorschot - Maana Electric

  • The ESA Space Resources Strategy
    James Carpenter - European Space Agency


12:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 16:00

Business and Technical Splinter Sessions 

Participants to attend one session


  • Market and Dynamics

Jim Keravala
- Off-World, Inc.

  • Investment and Financial Planning

Shiva Dustdar
- European Investment Bank
Richard Aked - Space Applications Services

  • Role of Governments and Regulators

Bob Calmes
- Arendt & Medernach
Gerald Sanders - NASA

Technologies and Operations

  • Prospecting - Proving Value

Steve Hunt
- Rio Tinto/JORC
Clive Neal - University of Notre Dame

  • Extraction - Creating Value

Françoise Allain
- TechnipFMC
Angel Abbud-Madrid - Colorado School of Mines

  • Enablers - Optimizing Value

Chad Hargrave
- CSIRO Mineral Resources
Serkan Saydam

16:00 - 16:30

Networking opportunity & Coffee Break

16:30 - 18:00

Presentation of the outcome of the splinter sessions by the chairs

Incl. discussion

18:00 - 18:15

Closing Remarks

Marc Serres
Luxembourg Space Agency


Open to all Space Resources Week participants

19:00 - 22:00



There are no participation slots left.




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