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Call for ideas for future challenges

The European Space Agency (ESA) is seeking innovative ideas to address the current challenges facing the extraction and utilization of space resources on the Moon. We are looking for concepts that can advance the current state of knowledge and technology related to lunar resource extraction and utilization, with a particular emphasis on challenges that can be addressed through on-site testing and experimentation.


What are space resources?

Space resources are critical for sustainable space exploration, enabling us to reduce the costs and risks associated with transporting resources from Earth to space. The Moon is a particularly promising target for resource extraction, given its proximity to Earth and the abundance of resources available.

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