Restrospective On Space Resources Week 2022

Space Resources Week 2022 is a 3-day conference connecting thought leaders from the terrestrial resources sector, aerospace industry, financial institutions, research institutes and academia. It aims at understanding the technical and economic challenges facing in-situ resource utilization (ISRU) and elaborating recommendations for the future development of this high technology sector.

Organized by the European Space Resources Innovation Center (ESRIC), in collaboration with the European Space Agency (ESA), the Luxembourg Space Agency (LSA) and the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST), this year’s edition took place from May 3rd to May 5th and gathered more than 1,000 participants both online and onsite.

To begin this 3-day conference, Minister of Economy Franz Fayot highlighted the growth and success of the event over the past few years and the importance of international cooperation in the field of space resources.

“Luxembourg is the number one country in Europe in terms of GDP per capita in space. Exploration is important and has a huge and bright future and Luxembourg is in the midst of it. The Space Resources Week 2022 is an important element to get there.”

underlined ESA General Director Josef Aschbacher who was present at the conference.

The program of the event included a series of talks by some of the most knowledgeable experts of the sector addressing research, commercial sustainability, law and regulations, enabling infrastructures, recent and future ISRU missions among others. The event aims to facilitate discussion sessions on the technologies, business models and next steps that will enable space resources utilization in support of sustained and sustainable human presence on the Moon and beyond.

Source: Luxembourg Space Agency 

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