Seventh Joint Meeting
June 7 - 9, 2016
Golden, Colorado USA

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About this event...

The Space Resources Roundtable, Inc. (SRR) and the Planetary & Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium (PTMSS) in collaboration with the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) and the Lunar and Planetary Institute (LPI), will convene their seventh joint meeting on June 7-9, 2016 at the Colorado School of Mines, in Golden, Colorado.

Given the renewed interest on In Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) activities for the Moon, Mars, and asteroids from space agencies around the globe, the international private sector, academic institutions, and from recent legislation introduced for space-resources commercial exploitation, this meeting will provide a unique and timely forum for discussion of the near- and long-term opportunities in this area.

The meeting will be organized to accommodate expert panels, technical presentations, and roundtable discussions in the following sessions:

  1. The Moon: First case for ISRU?
  2. Mars: Preparing to live and work in the Red Planet
  3. Asteroids: Stepping stones towards a space resources infrastructure
  4. Space commerce, legal issues, and international efforts: A multi-dimensional endeavor

The Space Resources Roundtable brings together space professionals, natural resources industry personnel, and entrepreneurs interested in developing the resources of space, including the Moon, Mars, asteroids, comets, and other bodies of the Solar System. The goal of the Space Resources Roundtable is to advance prospects for the development of space resources through information exchange among government, industry, and academia.

The purpose of the Planetary & Terrestrial Mining Sciences Symposium is to promote a closer relationship between the space and mining sectors. The intent is to allow mining experts to network with space scientists and engineers, to share knowledge, and to foster collaboration.

Topics to be explored

The SRR and the PTMSS solicit presentations about:

  • Orbital or landed measurements of the Moon, Mars, and/or asteroids and comets to identify and characterize potential resources
  • Resource utilization experiments
  • Resource processing technologies
  • Experiment results that could lead to manufacturing with space resources
  • Commercial details of space resources on Earth and in Space
  • Space power systems
  • Materials transportation systems – in space and on the surface
  • Space transportation systems utilizing space resources
  • Market demand and utilization scenarios for space resources and their products
  • The relationship between government-funded exploration and private ventures in identifying and using space resources, and how to develop public-private partnerships
  • Property rights in space
  • Or any other serious study of space resources-related topics


The SRR-PTMSS Program is available for download as a PDF document.Download...


The meeting will be held on the campus of the Colorado School of Mines in Golden (near Denver), Colorado USA. Learn more...

Fees and registration

Registration for this event is open now. Enrollment is limited; therefore, applications will be accepted in the order received. Full information about fees, options, and payment methods is available. Learn more...

Travel and accommodations

Registrants are responsible for their own travel arrangements, transportation, lodging, and meals. Additional information is available through the links below.

Further Technical Information

For more information about the event content, please contact:

Angel Abbud-Madrid
President, Space Resources Roundtable
Director, Center for Space Resources
Colorado School of Mines
Phone: 303.384.2200

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