AMC's phased approach to Asteroid Mining.
3 Small steps towards the Asteroids.
Asteroid Prospecting Satellite One (APS-1) 2020
APS-1 is a frontrunner in a global race to be the Earth's first Asteroid Prospecting mission.
APS-1 will conduct a spectral survey of 5000 NEAs in order to identify which are the most viable candidates for mining.
This data will be commercialised via the Space Resources Database. Giving Academic, Industrial and Governmental customers access to compositional data on NEAs.
The APS-1 dataset will spark a revolution in our relationship with outer space; as customers around the world will be given the tools to start outfitting their own Asteroid Mining missions supported by AMC;
APS-1 is the starting pistol for the 'Asteroid Rush'. With a clear understanding of the most lucrative Asteroids in Earth's immediate sphere of influence there will be a global rush to claim these objects.
Asteroid Exploration Probe One (AEP-1) 2023
AEP-1 will visit the most valuable NEAs in order to conduct a spectral survey of the mineralogical, metallurgical and molecular components of identified high platinum bearing Asteroids.
AEP-1 is designed to be astrodynamically flexible with the intention that it has the capability to visit multiple NEAs; thereby generating the higher value per mission.
AEP-1 will consist of a small lander unit; designed to test mining and attachment mechanisms prior to the introduction of a commercial scale mining mission.
With a successful attachment to an Asteroid; AMC would use this as basis for a justifiable legal claim to property rights over the minerals held within the Asteroid.
AMC would leverage this collateral to finance the first commercial scale Asteroid Mining missions.
Asteroid Mining Probe One (AMP-1) 2028
AMP-1 is the inevitable conclusion of our research and development: Earth's first commercial Asteroid Mining mission.
AMP-1 will be designed to be capable of recovering 20 tonnes of Platinum: this being equivalent to 10% of the current global annual supply.
AMP-1 will allow humanity to overcome the Malthusian Trap and expand its reach into the Solar System for the first time.
Following successful demonstration of the concept with AMP-1, AMP class missions will be offered contractually to customers around the world, the APS-1 dataset will provide a captive market for this service.
AMP-1 will also be used as a testbed for In Situ Resource Utilisation technologies and Additive Manufacturing techniques; using the Asteroids as the building blocks for an Extraterrestrial Economy.