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NewsCompany plans to mine the Moon by 2020
A private company founded by a group of dotcom entrepreneurs says it will establish a permanent base on the Moon and begin mining its surface by 2020.
Spurred on by the offer of a $20m (£15m) prize by Google, Florida-based Moon Express unveiled plans yesterday on Capitol Hill to build a base on the Moon’s South Pole and staff it with robots that will explore the lunar surface looking for water and minerals.
The company would put its plans into action using the MX-1E, a 2-m-high space robot that can land on the Moon and hop across its surface.
Bob Richards, the chief executive of Moon Express, spoke to the press while standing beside a full-scale mock-up of the robot.
He said the lander’s engines, which use kerosene and hydrogen, had been built and would soon be undergoing tests.
The unit would be carried to its destination by the Electron, a two-stage rocket developed by New Zealand space start up Rocket Labs.
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PeopleThe next step on the digital journey
Following the success of the government’s Level 2 BIM requirements, Digital Built Britain has its eye on the next level, says David Philp.
Digital technology, combined with more integrated processes, is rapidly changing the way we plan, build, maintain and use our social and economic infrastructure and built assets.
Since the announcement of the Government Construction Strategy in 2011 and its requirements for Level 2 BIM, the process of digitising the built environment has started to gain real momentum.
Over the next decade this technology will combine with the internet of things, advanced data analytics and the digital economy to enable citizens to make better use of the buildings and infrastructure we already have: this is Digital Built Britain ...READ MORE
ManagementHow drones can help monitor health and safety on site
Drones are more than just an expensive gadget for technology devotees. As Liz Parsons from Hughes & Salvidge explains, within the construction and demolition industries, these aerial observation devices are playing an increasingly important part in surveying and monitoring worksites.
With a high-quality camera fitted to the drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), construction companies can capture detailed images – live or recorded – and video footage of work on a site as it happens.
In terms of health and safety, drones offer a number of invaluable capabilities and benefits, rounding out traditional methods of assessment and supervision, as we explore here.
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