Virtual Seminar – Deep Sea to Deep Space (Part 2): The Future of Extraterrestrial Mining

This was the second in a three-part virtual seminar series being hosted by Volterra Fietta throughout January and February.  The third seminar will focus on the extraction of natural resources in the arctic region.

Space technology and the space economy are rapidly developing, and therewith the potential to extract resources from space.  Space law has an important and immediate role to play in developing this industry, think only of the recent Artemis Accords.  This timely seminar examined the latest technical, commercial and legal developments in the field of extraterrestrial mining, including asteroid and moon mining.  It offered a multi-stakeholder perspective on the many opportunities and issues extraterrestrial mining raises for States, Space Agencies and private companies alike.


The expert speakers on our panel were:

Mr Mathias Link, Director of European Space Resources Innovation Centre and Director for International Affairs & at the Luxembourg Space Agency, Mr Mitch Hunter-Scullion, CEO at Asteroid Mining Corporation, Mr Michael Newman, Legal Officer at the United Nations Office for Outer Space affairs, Dr. Henry R. Hertzfeld, Director of the Space Policy Institute and Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs at the Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University and Ms Florentine Vos, Associate at Volterra Fietta. This seminar will be chaired by Mr Peter Flint, Consultant at Volterra Fietta.


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