The Space Commodities Exchange will provide a regulated exchange for transactions and orbiting facilities for deliveries to take place.
- 5) Concept
- First launch
Space is filled with the resources that we will need to sustain a growing, spacefaring civilization. Water, minerals, and other valuable commodities found on earth, are also found and in space; far exceeding those available on Earth.
The developing economy of space resources will be driven by the extraction, processing, transportation and utilization of these commodities.
A robust space economy will require a regulated public market where buyers and sellers can meet and transact business for space commodities and services using standardized commercial contracts.
Lunar water miners and asteroid prospectors will need to sell their raw materials to space manufacturers and other consumers.