The Extraterrestrial Metals Processing (EMP) system produces iron, silicon, and light metals from Mars, Moon, or asteroid resources in support of advanced human space exploration.
- ISRU, Raw Materials & Mining
- ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization)
- Raw Materials
- 3) Development
- First launch
Awarded NASA SBIR Post-Phase II in July 2020 to build and demonstrate hardware to produce oxygen and steel from lunar regolith, or soil. The technology would support sustainable lunar operations such as manufacturing using resources already on the Moon, also known as in-situ resource utilization.