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H20

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Resource map from Moon Mineralogy Mapper (Credit: SRO/NASA/JPL-Caltech/Brown Univ./USGS).

 

INDUSTRIAL METALS

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Near side of Moon: Lunar iron resources map. (Credit: NASA)

 

Lunar metals such as aluminum, titanium, and iron can be mined as materials for industrial and scientific construction on the Moon. This will significantly cut costs by decreasing dependency on Earth’s resources (In Situ Resource Utilisation).  

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1. Infrastructure
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2. Conductors
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3. Ceramics
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4. Silicon Panels
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VOLATILE BASED ENERGY

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Shackleton Crater with overlaid color map showing location of potential Volatiles (Credit: NASA).

 

FUEL

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Footage assembled with overlays from Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (Credit: NASA).

 

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CONSTRUCTIVE REGOLITH

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Dome construction and regolith on the lunar surface. (Credit: ESA)

 

RARE EARTH ELEMENTS

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Lunar thorium resource concentration map. (Credit: NASA)

 

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