Friday / 18 May 2012

New Technologies / Ways Of Thinking Needed For Next Mining Gold Rush

University Of New South Wales Professor Leonhard Bernold Outlines How Earth Mining Systems Will Not Be Adequate On Moon Due To Dust, Lower Gravitational Acceleration (1.6m/s² vs 9.8m/s²), Minimal Atmosphere / Water, Etc; Proposes Using Suction Extraction With Pneumatic Transportation For Lunar Mining; System Uses Airflow To Transport Material By Venturi Process Through Glass Pipes Manufactured Through ISRU & Joined In-Situ

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