To make asteroid mining a reality
Why the asteroids ?
In last decades, the global demand for rare metals has been growing as they are used in high-tech industry and in all technological objects: from smartphones to electric cars, wind turbines and solar panels, all contain dozens of highly strategic metals.
In a context where Western countries are becoming aware of their dependence on established and emerging great powers, it is essential for Europe to find viable and profitable ways to break out of this dependence.
Good news ! Some asteroids are made up of more metals than humanity has ever mined. We therefore want to turn to these bodies, and make their exploitation profitable.