ISRU Supply and Demand Workshop

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Venue: Virtual (Zoom)


Goals

The primary aim for this virtual workshop is to provide a forum where ISRU supply and demand needs will be discussed. As we have interviewed members of industry, we keep hearing the same problem - nobody plans around using ISRU products because nobody is committing to producing, and nobody is committing to producing because no one is committing to a demand. This event will explore this "Chicken and Egg" issue. Our desired outcome is greater industry communication on this issue as well as an unofficial, notional community understanding of the quantities of lunar ISRU products that will be desired and available in the near-future cislunar economy.

Program

NASA Chief Economist Alexander Macdonald has agreed to be our keynote speaker. We intend to have speakers from the demand side (such as CLPS providers, HLS providers, NASA, and DOD), companies who want to sell these resources meet and discuss their business plans, needs, schedules, etc. Talks will focus on issues such as quantity, purity, schedule, location, as well as economic barriers to using ISRU for creating a vibrant cislunar economy. We intend talks to be brief (~5 minutes) with plenty of time for discussion, questions, and networking.

Get Involved

If you would like to advertise your future requirements, production or service plans, or if you would like to influence community understanding of these issues, please join us at the workshop on Sept 17th. If you have resources such as papers, posters, presentations you would like to share, please submit them below. If you have any questions, you can email Michael.Nord@jhuapl.edu, and if you are not already an LSIC member, please feel free to join us.

Supply / Demand Resources

Author Organization Title Filename
Dallas Bienhoff Cislunar Space Development Company A Perspective on Lunar ISRU Needs 200827_LSIC_ISRU_Needs.pdf
Ronald Jones Firehawk Aerospace, Inc. Lunar Transport System - Lunar Resource Demand Forecast Firehawk Aerospace Lunar Propellant Demand v2 - 10 Year Forecast - LSIC ISRU 9-17-20.pdf
Koki Ho Georgia Tech Summary of ISRU Trade Study HoSlides.pdf

Event Details

Date: Thursday, September 17, 2020

Time: 12:00PM - 5:00PM EDT

Location: Virtual (Zoom)

Meeting Link:

For issues connecting, please contact Andrea Harman at ams573@alumni.psu.edu.

Agenda

Day Session Time Title Recording Presentation File(s) Presenter Details