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Raw Materials in Space  

As the right indoor climate is so important for our well-being, motivation, commitment, and productivity, so is space also an essential raw material and tool in our modern industrial and facility society.  

Raw materials are the resources applied by a firm to produce its completed goods and products.  

Material: ‘the matter from which a thing is or can be made’. So, yes, space is a material. Space is also a source from which other materials are made’. 

Space is a major component of the industry. It can be a source of power or energy. Researchers in the Astronomic Evolution Research Programme believe that more and more, we are going to apply the energy created by the movements of the vacuum. Space is a populous place and this research gives us a new look at some of the dynamic processes going on in space.  

The influence of space minerals on climate and ecosystems is also a major topic of the current research. Clean raw materials in space enhance our quality of life and is therefore one of the most valuable resources. At the same time, space is applied in industry and trade: as a mode of transport for substances, energy, and technology.  

The fact is that space technology is a vital enabler for other technologies and has many applications in both industry and scientific research.  

Benefits of space 

  • Gentle handling 
  • Compact, low-weight, space-saving design 
  • Fast cycle times possible 

Important selection factors 

  • Weight, temperature, shape, and complexity of the hardware 
  • Speed per unit of time 
  • Stroke travel and conveying distances 

Space technology has also played a part in the development and implementation of new ideas. Our researchers also believe that the benefits that humanity currently derives from Space, plus the vast anticipated future benefits described in this brief, overwhelmingly support the continued exploration, development, and settlement of space.  

The Astronomic Evolution Research Programme is shaping our future by enabling scientists and researchers to advance our comprehension of Earth and the Universe; increasing science and technology literacy for people of all ages and experiences; and inspiring youth to acquire science-technology education and career opportunities. The programme is home to more than 40 scientists and researchers performing advance research in astrophysics, planetary science, and space physics.