Planetoid Mines Company

Engineering zero gravity excavation and extraction equipment to support asteroid and planetoid mining infrastructure.

Created: 2019-01-22

Updated: 2021-07-28

Founded
Country
2009
USA
Website
Planetoid Mines
Social
Planetoid Mines Company

Service

Classification
ISRU, Raw Materials & Mining
Category
ISRU (In Situ Resource Utilization)
Resources - Asteroid Mining
Fields
Moon
Lunar Rover
Raw Materials
Mining
Status
4) Early stage
First launch
2022

Planetoid Mines mission is to engineer and manufacture the latest aerospace propulsion technology and attach it to an asteroid capturing platform to redirect the asteroid back to Earth’s cislunar orbit for the extraction of raw materials used in the manufacturing of spaceports and spacecraft.
Primary focus is developing the core components of asteroid mining. Many of their instruments and tools will be compatible with mining applications on the lunar surface and on Earth. Planetoid Mines intends to have their first lunar prospecting rover ready to launch and land near the lunar south pole in 2022. They are developing their own powered descent and landing vehicle and have not yet announced a launch provider.
The first complete "in-situ resource utilization" technology on the market. Our self-contained system provides end-to-end continuous mining operations with multiple excavator heads, mineral concentration through beneficiation, a pyrometallurgy oven and thermal printing head. Using lunar surface minerals the system can print landing pads, extrude fused quartz rods, large antenna arrays, etc. ISRU platform designed to fit most lunar landers.
Planetoid Mines is introducing our Lunar Mining and Manufacturing Rover. Submitted to NASA's Break the Ice Challenge. Continuously excavates 190 kg/m of regolith producing 7.42 kg/m water and icy regolith producing 18.5 kg/m water. "Benny and the Jets" concentrates 25.9 kg/m of Iron particles and 7.4 kg/m Titanium. 20.3 kg/m of CaO is calcinated to limestone. 83 kg/m of SiO2 is further refined to semi-conductor grade.

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