Thesis Open Access

Asteroid Mining and Prospecting

Esty, Thomas


MARC21 XML Export

<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
<record xmlns="http://www.loc.gov/MARC21/slim">
  <leader>00000nam##2200000uu#4500</leader>
  <datafield tag="999" ind1="C" ind2="5">
    <subfield code="x">Lance Benner. Near-earth asteroid delta-v for spacecraft redezvous. April 2013.</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="999" ind1="C" ind2="5">
    <subfield code="x">Richard Binzel. Asteroids II. University of Arizona Press, Tucson, 1989.</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="999" ind1="C" ind2="5">
    <subfield code="x">Martin Elvis. How many ore-bearing near-earth asteroids? February 2013.</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="999" ind1="C" ind2="5">
    <subfield code="x">Martin Elvis, Jonathan McDowell, Jeffrey A. Hoffman, and Richard P. Binzel. Ultra-low delta-v objects and the human exploration of asteroids. Planetary and Space Science, 59(13):1408 { 1412, 2011. Exploring Phobos.</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="999" ind1="C" ind2="5">
    <subfield code="x">US FAA. Semi-annual launch report: Second half of 2009. Technical report, Federal Aviation Administration, 2009.</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="999" ind1="C" ind2="5">
    <subfield code="x">Markus Hammonds. Asteroid mining: Booming 21st century gold rush? Discovery News, Feb 4 2013.</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="999" ind1="C" ind2="5">
    <subfield code="x">Deep Space Industries. deepspaceindustries.com.</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="999" ind1="C" ind2="5">
    <subfield code="x">Matthey Johnson, March 2013. PGM prices from a top commodities trading firm.</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="999" ind1="C" ind2="5">
    <subfield code="x">Jeffrey S. Kargel. Metalliferous asteroids as potential sources of precious metals. Journal of Geophysical Research: Planets, 99(E10):21129{21141, 1994.</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="999" ind1="C" ind2="5">
    <subfield code="x">G. A. Krasinsky, E. V. Pitjeva, M. V. Vasilyev, and E. I. Yagudina. Hidden Mass in the Asteroid Belt., 158:98{105, July 2002.</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="999" ind1="C" ind2="5">
    <subfield code="x">P.J. Loferski. Platinum-group metals. United States Geological Survey Mineral Resources Program, 2010.</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="999" ind1="C" ind2="5">
    <subfield code="x">A. Mainzer, T. Grav, J. Bauer, J. Masiero, R. S. McMillan, R. M. Cutri, R. Walker, E. Wright, P. Eisenhardt, D. J. Tholen, T. Spahr, R. Jedicke, L. Denneau, E. DeBaun, D. Elsbury, T. Gautier, S. Gomillion, E. Hand, W. Mo, J. Watkins, A. Wilkins, G. L. Bryngelson, A. Del Pino Molina, S. Desai, M. Gmez Camus, S. L. Hidalgo, I. Konstantopoulos, J. A. Larsen, C. Maleszewski, M. A. Malkan, J.-C. Mauduit, B. L. Mullan, E. W. Olszewski, J. Pforr, A. Saro, J. V. Scotti, and L. H. Wasserman. Neowise observations of near-earth objects: Preliminary results. The Astrophysical Journal, 743(2):156, 2011.</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="999" ind1="C" ind2="5">
    <subfield code="x">Mdf-WikipediaContributor, 2006.</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="999" ind1="C" ind2="5">
    <subfield code="x">Planetary Resources. planetaryresources.com.</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="999" ind1="C" ind2="5">
    <subfield code="x">E. R. D. Scott, V. F. Buchwald, and J. T. Wasson. The chemical classification of iron meteorites{VII. A reinvestigation of irons with Ge concentrations between 25 and 80 ppm. , 37:1957{1976, August 1973.</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="653" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">Asteroids</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="653" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">Mining</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="653" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">Astronomy</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="502" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="c">Harvard University</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <controlfield tag="005">20200120174607.0</controlfield>
  <controlfield tag="001">31520</controlfield>
  <datafield tag="700" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="u">Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics</subfield>
    <subfield code="4">ths</subfield>
    <subfield code="a">Elvis, Martin</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="856" ind1="4" ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="s">630164</subfield>
    <subfield code="z">md5:58608d84cac3fee35ae8f6ea96c33be1</subfield>
    <subfield code="u">https://zenodo.org/record/31520/files/Thomas_Esty.pdf</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="542" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="l">open</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="260" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="c">2013-05-08</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="909" ind1="C" ind2="O">
    <subfield code="p">openaire</subfield>
    <subfield code="p">user-cfa-theses</subfield>
    <subfield code="p">user-zenodo</subfield>
    <subfield code="o">oai:zenodo.org:31520</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="100" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="u">Harvard University</subfield>
    <subfield code="a">Esty, Thomas</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="245" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">Asteroid Mining and Prospecting</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="980" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">user-cfa-theses</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="980" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">user-zenodo</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="540" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="u">https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/legalcode</subfield>
    <subfield code="a">Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="650" ind1="1" ind2="7">
    <subfield code="a">cc-by</subfield>
    <subfield code="2">opendefinition.org</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="520" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">&lt;p&gt;There has been a recent increase in interest in the idea of mining asteroids, as seen from the founding of multiple companies who seek to make this science fiction idea science fact. We analyzed a number of prior papers on asteroids to make an estimate as to whether mining asteroids is within the realm of possibility. Existing information on asteroid number, composition, and orbit from past research was synthesized with a new analysis using binomial statistics of the number of probes that would be required to find a valuable asteroid. This information, combined with data on the prices of potentially valuable materials found in asteroids and the past cost of NASA missions, allows us to make a guess as to the financial feasibility of locating asteroids to be mined. Ultimately it appears that finding valuable, ore-bearing asteroids will require a fleet of dozens of small, low cost prospecting probes that are on the border of economic feasibility with current space flight potential.&lt;/p&gt;</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="024" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">10.5281/zenodo.31520</subfield>
    <subfield code="2">doi</subfield>
  </datafield>
  <datafield tag="980" ind1=" " ind2=" ">
    <subfield code="a">publication</subfield>
    <subfield code="b">thesis</subfield>
  </datafield>
</record>
198
452
views
downloads
All versions This version
Views 198198
Downloads 452452
Data volume 284.8 MB284.8 MB
Unique views 189189
Unique downloads 404404

Share

Cite as