Moon

Prospective Energy and Material Resources

Editors: Badescu, Viorel (Ed.)

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The Earth has limited material and energy resources. Further development of the humanity will require going beyond our planet for mining and use of extraterrestrial mineral resources and search of power sources. The exploitation of the natural resources of the Moon is a first natural step on this direction. Lunar materials may contribute to the betterment of conditions of people on Earth but they also may be used to establish permanent settlements on the Moon. This will allow developing new technologies, systems and flight operation techniques to continue space exploration.

 

In fact, a new branch of human civilization could be established permanently on Moon in the next century. But, meantime, an inventory and proper social assessment of Moon’s prospective energy and material resources is required. This book investigates the possibilities and limitations of various systems supplying manned bases on Moon with energy and other vital resources. The book collects together recent proposals and innovative options and solutions. It is a useful source of condensed information for specialists involved in current and impending Moon-related activities and a good starting point for young researchers.

Table of contents (30 chapters)

  • A Survey of Geologic Resources

    Edmunson, Jennifer (et al.)

    Pages 1-21

  • Helium Isotopes in the Lunar Regolith – Measuring Helium Isotope Diffusivity in Lunar Analogs

    Kuhlman, Kimberly R. (et al.)

    Pages 23-56

  • Water on the Moon: What Is Derived from the Observations?

    Starukhina, Larissa

    Pages 57-85

  • Theoretical Modeling, Numerical Simulation, and Retrievals from Chang’E-1 Data for Microwave Exploration of Lunar Surface/Subsurface

    Jin, Ya-Qiu

    Pages 87-103

  • Lunar Minerals and Their Resource Utilization with Particular Reference to Solar Power Satellites and Potential Roles for Humic Substances for Lunar Agriculture

    Yazawa, Yuuki (et al.)

    Pages 105-138

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Moon
Book Subtitle
Prospective Energy and Material Resources
Editors
  • Viorel Badescu
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-27969-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-27969-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-27968-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXVII, 749
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