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 Welcome all. A place to discuss and share resources about utilizing construction materials found "in situ" on the moon. Any and all dicussions related to utilizing resources that abound in the solar-system are welcome, the main premise here should be, that we boost to space what few tools we need to develop those "In Situ" resources and "Bootsrap"the rest .


ZOOMABLE Images of the Whole nearside of the moon-mosaic.

And the rest of the galleries for LROC,


Links to late-breaking news,  about lunarmining,  moon-exploration and space MoonDaily, moontoday and others to come, as I find them.

      Some of the sources available might be those that have been launched already (Spacejunk sattilites and such) and are simply a hazard to other orbital endeavors. One way to make use of the "Spacejunk", could involve sending batches of tiny drones in a single launch that could find and attach to the larger items in orbit. These drones would utilise a low impulse ion drive to overtake the junk, attach by grapple or other means. Once attached, could fire a high-impulse rocket, (Solid-fuel, or liquid-fuel with a solid oxidizer.)

 Don't be afraid to throw new stuff up here!...ANYthing that gets us out there and mining is accepted here.  New drives and propellants.  Self-replicating machines.  New reactors for energy to drive  mining/manufactoring equipment.  Fusion advances.  Autonomous manufactoring/mining equiptment.....Use your imagination!

Possible new propellant? that doesn't pollute the air?
Wiki article on Trinitramid.
Trinitramide has a potential use as one of the most efficient and least polluting of rocket propellant oxidizers, as it is chlorine-free.This is potentially an important development, because the Tsiolkovsky rocket equation implies that even small improvements in rocket delta-v can make large improvements in the size of practical rocket launch payloads. The density impulse (impulse per volume) of a trinitramide based propellant could be 20 to 30 per cent better than most existing formulations, however the specific impulse (impulse per mass) of formulations with liquid oxygen is higher .


Finding ways to power bases/mining equiptment from sunlight in Lunar-polar regions....Polar area's that recieve Sunlight 24/7/365.

Farside picture from NASA,

...More moon photos, various timelines.


Link to pictures of luna rock/soils thin-sectioned under microscope,



Information of space news and research can be found at Colony Worlds website, ...Courtesy of Admiral Lagrange.





#351  Sticky Note Enlargeable Crater-Views, link to "Zoomify" views from the backtrax 12/07/12 09:00:30 AM
#392   Lava-tube housing for colonists? Yep. backtrax 01/08/16 10:46:05 AM
#391   Moon villages, exploring the concepts.. backtrax 01/08/16 10:29:29 AM
#390   Any Contributors Welcome. Topics are anything dealing with backtrax 05/21/15 01:28:08 AM
#389   Yet another treatise, of Moon colonization by Nasa. backtrax 02/04/15 10:34:44 PM
#388   Rare-Earth Elements being vital to defense projects, and backtrax 02/04/15 10:27:50 PM
#387   Tripling lithium-battery capacity, with beach-sand? backtrax 07/11/14 10:21:19 AM
#386   Russia to colonize the moon in 2030? backtrax 07/11/14 10:05:48 AM
#385   Lunar-Juice, water in the rocks, backtrax 07/11/14 10:04:25 AM
#384   I agree We should see results very soon realbiz 05/20/14 06:09:34 PM
#383   I have thought that for mining area's of backtrax 05/20/14 10:06:29 AM
#382   21st century Gold Rush, mining the Moon. backtrax 05/20/14 09:50:55 AM
#381   Resolve, to improve tech for 'in situ' utilization backtrax 05/09/14 08:34:47 AM
#380   Trending space-related news, backtrax 02/11/14 04:11:52 PM
#379   New catalyist for Hydrogen-fuel production found by University backtrax 08/29/13 12:38:03 PM
#378   Moon Base and Beyond, Author's have written about backtrax 08/29/13 12:01:57 PM
#377   LADEE-probe LADEE L-14 Media Briefing A model of the backtrax 08/29/13 11:16:46 AM
#376   Nasa's launching a MOON-probe on sept. 6th, from backtrax 08/29/13 10:51:56 AM
#375   Difficult to post, when ihub drops your posts. backtrax 08/02/13 12:31:45 PM
#374   Super Nova explosion tommorrow, watch Live/Realtime as the backtrax 07/01/13 02:21:11 PM
#373   Space-Race! ...The race to space started with Sputnik,[ backtrax 05/28/13 08:55:46 AM
#372   Top 6 reasons for mining the Moon's resources, backtrax 05/28/13 08:29:49 AM
#371   ISS, Live-feed. backtrax 04/02/13 05:43:07 AM
#370   Yep, I have seen that. backtrax 04/02/13 05:41:48 AM
#369 Check this out realbiz 03/04/13 04:05:31 AM
#368   We need the space programs for more than backtrax 02/17/13 11:26:05 AM
#367   Why explore space?...and the Moon? backtrax 02/17/13 11:20:06 AM
#366   OMG, I JUST GOT IN AND SEE YOUR.. gail 02/08/13 03:43:25 PM
#365   Did you forget I was going to Florida? backtrax 02/08/13 12:22:03 PM
#364   B/T WHERE ARE YOU? WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT YOU. gail 02/06/13 04:12:49 PM
#363   Build a Lunar base, with 3D-printing, backtrax 02/03/13 05:25:26 PM
#362   ...I remember you saying that you did not backtrax 01/15/13 11:53:01 AM
#361   The European space agency is developing an unmanned-lander/prospector backtrax 01/15/13 11:45:00 AM
#360 realbiz 01/03/13 10:19:41 PM
#359   CELSS, sustainable food supply, co2 reduction, oxygen production backtrax 12/27/12 10:20:19 AM
#358   Moon-dust data from Apollo missions 14 and 15, backtrax 12/27/12 10:11:19 AM
#357   MOON DAILY realbiz 12/26/12 08:11:25 PM
#356 realbiz 12/20/12 01:37:10 PM
#355   video of barycenter behavior and new theory of kismetkid 12/19/12 12:20:22 PM
#354   MOON DAILY realbiz 12/15/12 05:03:51 PM
#353   I added you as assistant moderator, hope thats backtrax 12/07/12 09:49:19 AM
#352   Another link to image of the whole nearside backtrax 12/07/12 09:38:37 AM
#351   Enlargeable Crater-Views, link to "Zoomify" views from the backtrax 12/07/12 09:00:30 AM
#350   i bookmarked that one for sure! kismetkid 12/07/12 08:41:59 AM
#349   Golden Spike, to lead the way for further moon-exploration? backtrax 12/07/12 06:29:06 AM
#348   Upclose crater views, zoomable.. backtrax 12/06/12 10:57:22 AM
#347   Vivid maps. Very cool. backtrax 12/06/12 10:43:01 AM
#346   Simply amazing information Kid realbiz 12/05/12 09:27:42 PM
#345 kismetkid 12/05/12 07:23:53 PM
#344   SABRE-engines to help spur moon-settlement? New breakthru's backtrax 12/02/12 11:38:40 AM
#343   Yes, a bit of a thrill looking backtrax 11/29/12 09:10:02 AM