Based on our ongoing in-house space resources research, we have evaluated:
‣ The long-term business models; how feasible are operations on the Lunar surface and all the steps involved. Who is part of the supply-chain to the Moon and back?
‣ Who is developing the right technology for the right purpose, e.g. water extraction from regolith or the Moon's South Pole craters,
‣ and the opportunity of when and how to enter this highly complex and lucrative emerging industry - timing is crucial.
To prepare for future Lunar Mining Investing, we are researching:
‣ The Legal Framework for Lunar Mining.
‣ Of the layers of data available, locatons on the Moon of interest, e.g. that are rich in platinum group metals.
‣ The technology required to explore and extract, that is available, in-development, from agencies and private companies.
1. The Moon’s Commodities: Agencies Lead the Way, Companies Follow-up.
Ongoing research is required to determine how to exactly to extract Oxygen, and potentially Water (from the Lunar South Poles). We are keeping abreast of the developments (e.g. NASA and ESA missions), and focussing on commercial methods of exploration, extraction and processing, coupled with the means for providing transport and energy (solar vs. nuclear). Our focus is on identifying the Supply-Chain of technology and emerging companies that can make this possible.
2. Establishing Commercial Claims on the Lunar Surface.
Predicating any investment in a Lunar Mining Operation, including on-the ground exploration using custom Rovers, or even extraction of Lunar regolith and then subsequent processing, is the establishment of commercial rights. A commercial right to explore, extract and process is required from a legal and investment case point of view. One of our key priorities is to develop a proprietary road map for establish such commercial rights.
Previous Due Diligence
In April 2016, Space Ventures Investors was approached by a High Net Worth Individual to conduct an evaluation of the business model of a high profile US-based company, code-named “Lunar Co.”, that is planning commercial operations on the moon.
What Companies are Focussed on Exploring and Commercialising the Moon?
Various companies (some listed below) are involved in developing the technology and processes to partake in Lunar surface operations.
There are also numerous other companies, some listed, that are creating the technology (e.g. CubeSats, launch, communications) required for operation around and on the Moon.
For more information on listed space and aerospace companies, visit Space Stocks.