Space Mining and Manufacturing

Off-World Resources and Revolutionary Engineering Techniques

  • Davide┬áSivolella

Part of the Springer Praxis Books book series (PRAXIS)

Also part of the Space Exploration book sub series (SPACEE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Davide Sivolella
    Pages 1-26
  3. Davide Sivolella
    Pages 51-79
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    Pages 80-102
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    Pages 103-126
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    Pages 127-153
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    Pages 154-188
  8. Davide Sivolella
    Pages 189-201
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 202-207

About this book


This book produces convincing evidence that exploiting the potential of space could help solve many environmental and social issues affecting our planet, such as pollution, overcrowding, resource depletion and conflicts, economic inequality, social unrest, economic instability and unemployment. It also touches on the legal problems that will be encountered with the implementation of the new technologies and new laws that will need to be enacted and new organizations that will need to be formed to deal with these changes.

This proposition for a space economy is not science fiction, but well within the remit of current or under development technologies. Numerous technologies are described and put together to form a coherent and feasible road map that, if implemented, could lead humankind towards a brighter future. 


space law space industries space economy space exploitation lunar resources asteroid mining rocket and propulsion technology

Authors and affiliations

  • Davide┬áSivolella
    • 1
  1. 1.Hemel HempsteadUK

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