Inner Solar System

Prospective Energy and Material Resources

  • Viorel Badescu
  • Kris Zacny

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Johannes Benkhoff
    Pages 57-70
  3. Generoso Aliasi, Giovanni Mengali, Alessandro A. Quarta
    Pages 101-126
  4. Alessandro A. Quarta, Giovanni Mengali, Generoso Aliasi
    Pages 127-145
  5. Yoseph Bar-Cohen, Xiaoqi Bao, Mircea Badescu, Stewart Sherrit, Hyeong Jae Lee, Kris Zacny et al.
    Pages 163-187
  6. Kris Zacny, Justin Spring, Gale Paulsen, Stephen Ford, Philip Chu, Steve Kondos
    Pages 189-235
  7. Alexander A. Bolonkin
    Pages 251-266
  8. T. E. Girish, S. Aranya
    Pages 267-274
  9. Alexander A. Bolonkin
    Pages 275-287
  10. Sushruth Kamath, Jullian Rivera, Michael Garcia, Haym Benaroya
    Pages 289-335
  11. Alexander A. Bolonkin
    Pages 383-393
  12. Kenneth Roy
    Pages 421-435
  13. Alexander A. Bolonkin
    Pages 437-449
  14. Magnus Larsson, Alex Kaiser
    Pages 451-498
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 499-504

About this book


This book investigates Venus and Mercury prospective energy and material resources. It is a collection of topics related to exploration and utilization of these bodies. It presents past and future technologies and solutions to old problems that could become reality in our life time. The book therefore is a great source of condensed information for specialists interested in current and impending Venus and Mercury related activities and a good starting point for space researchers, inventors, technologists and potential investors.


Written for researchers, engineers, and businessmen interested in Venus and Mercury exploration and exploitation.


Asteroid Mining Energy Resources Inner Solar System Material Resources Mercury Venus

Editors and affiliations

  • Viorel Badescu
    • 1
  • Kris Zacny
    • 2
  1. 1.Candida Oancea Institute, Polytechnic University of BucharestBucharestRomania
  2. 2.Honeybee RoboticsPasadenaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-19568-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-19569-8
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