We’ve all heard the buzz about commercial space. The prospect of circum-lunar tourism and bustling space colonies seems fantastic, surreal—and perhaps, to some, a tad far-fetched. But the fact is that commercial space is moving towards actualizing these dreams.
At the Paris Air Show in Le Bourget on June 21, 2017, the ESA announced Europe’s first innovation competition on space exploration, the “Space Exploration Masters”. The Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy and its SpaceResources.lu initiative feature a special prize in this competition, focused on ideas targeting the utilization of space resources.