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In-Space Manufacturing and Resources. Earth and Planetary Exploration Applications. Edition No. 1

  • Book
  • 432 Pages
  • August 2022
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
  • ID: 5633078

Comprehensive resource covering all in-space manufacturing and planetary resource exploration endeavors.

The space economy is developing quickly, and pivotal events have brought us to a strong inflection point. This unique book includes fundamental and ground-breaking innovations in the field and is meant to quickly get readers up to speed on many different facets of space and planetary resource exploration, such as:

  • Space health & medicine
  • Space biology & space farming
  • Space chemistry & space mining
  • Space construction & advanced materials production
  • Space policy, law & economics

Presenting a snapshot of the expanding space economy and manufacturing applications in low-Earth orbit, along with resource utilization capabilities in development for Moon and Mars missions, this an indispensable source for all researchers and commercial companies working on space and planetary resource exploration.

Table of Contents

Introductory Statement: National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Introductory Statement: European Space Agency

Introductory Statement: Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency

Introductory Statement: Australian Space Agency

Part 1: Space Medicine and Human Health

1. Human Health in Space

2. Space Medicine and Countermeasures

3. Frontier Medical Technologies to Support Space Exploration

Part 2: Space Biology

4. Plant Biology and a New Approach to Space Farming

5. Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering in Space

Part 3: Space Chemistry

6. Chemistry Related Innovations in Space. Benefits of Flow Chemistry

7. Catalysis in Space Environments

Part 4: Space Mining

8. Mining and Microbiology for the Solar System Silicate and Basalt Economy

9. Near-Earth Asteroids as Promising Candidates for Space Resources

10. Space Mining of Phosphorus from Moon Crust-Spillover of Learning from Earth

11. Lunar Resources in Support of Human Interplanetary Settlement & Limitations

Part 5: Space Farming & Food

12. PONDS: A New Method for Plant Production in Space

13. Space Food for the Future: Nutritional Challenges and Technological Strategies for Healthy and High-Quality Products

Part 6: Advanced Materials

14. Metal Alloy Synthesis in Microgravity

15. Layer-by-Layer Deposition in Microgravity for Enhanced Thin Film Production

16. 3D Bioprinting Aboard the International Space Station using the Techshot BioFabrication Facility

Part 7: Space Construction

17. Beyond the ISS: The World’s First Commercial Space Station

18. Leveraging Open Innovation to Incentivize Advances in Additive Construction in Space and on Earth

Part 8: Space Policy, Law, and Economics

19. The Impact of the Artemis Accords on Resource Extraction

20. Space Resources: Physical Constraints, Policy Choices, & Ethical Considerations

The Future of Space Exploration: A Young Perspective


Volker Hessel IMM Institut fur Mikrotechnik Mainz GmbH, Mainz, Germany. Jana Stoudemire Hideaki Miyamoto Ian D. Fisk