The European Space Agency Plans To Start Mining On The Moon By The Year 2025

6Here is the answer:

As we all know that oxygen and water is in scarcity on moon, it puts a limit on the number of times that humans can visit the moon. The planning of ESA is to conduct mining of regolith, which is a type of dust that is found on the surface of the moon.

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7If success is achieved:

If the European Space Agency gets successful in extracting water and oxygen from regolith then it will be of great help as the humans will be able to stay on moon for longer durations. There is also a possibility of producing rocket fuel on moon which will further help in exploring space.

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8Some other organizations also planning for mining on moon:

Moon Express, a private spaceflight organization has also been planning to start mining on moon by 2020. In fact, it has some really grand plans such as setting up a robotic outpost on moon’s South Pole. The Florida-based company has always been quite vocal about mining on moon but for the first time they have talked about the method that they will use.

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9How they will do it?

The company plans to mine the moon using robots which will remain on moon permanently and company will be earning profits by selling water and minerals. MX-1E robotic lander is the name of the vehicle which is being designed by the company for this purpose.

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10The further plans:

Company will be working on other vehicles after MX-1E and the company is trying to launch it by July 2020. All the vehicles will be used for extracting water-ice and minerals, which it plans to sell to NASA or other organizations. However, the company still needs to finalise the technology which will be used for mining the moon.

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