A new era begins, the Moon and Mars will be suitable places for human life on the 21stand century.
Survive, live, inhabit, the 3 objectives of the Artemis mission, which will mark the return of Man to the Moon in 2025, are clear: it is about ensuring a permanent human presence on our natural star. Initiated by NASA, this mission reopens the doors to space. A new era begins, the Moon and Mars are places where we will stay.
No less than 150 lunar exploration missions are planned by 2030. The development of the economy between Earth and the Moon, which foreshadows the dawn of a multiplanetary humanity, is favored by the exponential decline in the cost of access to space, made possible in particular by the reuse of rockets and spaceships. The drop in the cost of sending ever-smaller, less energy-intensive satellites into space continues – more than 33,000 satellites are expected to be launched in the next 10 years. Missions transporting astronauts, supplies and infrastructure are expected to be the strongest engine of growth in the space economy and generate $216 billion over the next decade, according to a recent report by Northern Sky Research. A report that highlights the scale of growth of the space industry, whose market is expected to reach $633 billion by 2030.
Established and emerging players are increasingly considering new revenue opportunities from lunar development and interplanetary exploration missions. In the wake of the Lunar Gateway orbital station, a springboard for future farther manned flights to which NASA, the European Space Agency and private companies are contributing, the private space station project has begun. Some applications probably already represent growth opportunities. This is the case of the Canadian MDA, which provides robotic and electronic tools for space missions.
Preparations well underway
The first phase consists of organizing the stays on the Moon, then on Mars, the water, energy or food resources, having to be transported, before being produced and recycled on site. For this life of 100% self-sufficiency, the water and plastic recycling technologies developed aboard the ISS will be invaluable. Preparations are accelerating. French start-up Spartan Space, for example, designs inflatable lunar habitats equipped with technologies for oxygen and energy storage, gray water recycling, etc. The cultivation of plants in space conditions is progressing. For the first time, researchers at the University of Florida were able to grow plants on samples of lunar soil recovered in 1969 during the Apollo 11 and subsequent missions.
More and more people will work and produce in space. With SpaceX’s spacecraft, which aims to reach Mars from the Moon, there will undoubtedly be thousands. Anticipating the need for private training, Orbite, a start-up created by Nicolas Gaume and Jason Andrew, founder of Blacksky, will offer space training at the highest level from 2024.
Lots of Opportunities… Made on Lune
The absence of gravity makes it possible to create products with very high added value also for the Earth, in agriculture, biology, chemistry or even new materials. Space Cargo Unlimited, seeks to take advantage of microgravity and cultivate vineyards that are more resistant to climatic stress. Back on Earth, the vine shoots, which joined the ISS in 2019 to be exposed to microgravity, live up to all their promises. Research continues with the German University of Erlangen.
We are convinced that the space adventure will provide concrete solutions and celestial keys to the great challenges facing Earth.
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