Curriculum

A curriculum for asteroid resource development is likely to draw upon the following texts.

1. Asteroids and meteorites

[Bottke 2002] Bottke WF Jr., Cellino A, Paolicchi P, Binzel RP, editors. Asteroids III. Tucson AZ: University of Arizona Press; 2002.

[Lauretta 2006] Lauretta DS, McSween HY Jr., editors. Meteorites and the early solar system II. Tucson, AZ: University of Arizona Press; 2006.

2. Previous plans and proposals

[Lewis 1992] Lewis JS. Asteroid resources. In McKay MF, McKay DS, Duke MB, editors. Space resources, Volume 3: Materials. NASA SP-509. 1992:59-78.

[Lewis 1996] Lewis JS. Mining the sky: Untold riches form the asteroids, comets, and planets. New York, NY: Basic Books; 1996.

[Sonter 1997] Sonter MJ. The technical and economic feasibility of mining the near-earth asteroids. Acta Astronautica 1997;41(4-10):637-47.

[Ross 2001] Ross SD. Near-Earth asteroid mining. Cal Tech Internal Report.

[Lee 2003] Lee RJ. Costing and financing a commercial asteroid mining venture. 54th International Astronautical Congress. Bremen, Germany. IAC-03-IAA.3.1.06. 2003.

[Gerlach 2005] Gerlach CL. Profitably exploiting near-earth object resources. 2005 International Space Development Conference. National Space Society. Washington, DC. 2005.

3. Robotics

[Chacin 2006] Chacin M, Yoshida K. Stability and Adaptability Analysis for Legged Robots Intended for Asteroid Exploration. IEEE/RSJ International Conference on Intelligent Robots and Systems 2006:1744-49.

[Pfeifer 2006] Pfeifer R, Bongard JC. How the Body Shapes the Way We Think: A New View of Intelligence. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press; 2006.

[Truszkowski 2006] Truszkowski WF, Hinchey MG, Rash JL, Rouff CA. Autonomous and autonomic systems: a paradigm for future space exploration missions. IEEE Transactions on Systems, Man, and Cybernetics 2006;36(3)279-291.

[Lungarella 2007] Lungarella M, Iida F, Bongard J, Pfeifer R. 50 Years of Artificial Intelligence: Essays Dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of Artificial Intelligence. Berlin, Germany: Springer; 2007.

[Stone 2007] Stone P. Intelligent Autonomous Robotics: A Robot Soccer Case Study. San Francisco, CA: Morgan & Claypool; 2007.

[Launius 2008] Launius RD, McCurdy HE. Robots in Space: Technology, Evolution, and Interplanetary Travel. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press; 2008.

4. The space industry

[Sellers 2005] Sellers JJ, Astore WJ, Giffen RB, Larson WJ. Understanding space: An introduction to astronautics. 3rd edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2005.

[Handberg 2006] Handberg R. International space commerce: Building from scratch. Gainesville, FL: University of Florida Press; 2006.

[Johnson-Freese 2007] Johnson-Freese J. Space as a strategic asset. New York, NY: Columbia University Press; 2007.

5. The mining industry

[Camus 2002] Camus JP. Management of Mineral Resources: Creating Value in the Mining Business. Littleton, CO: Society for Mining Metallurgy & Exploration; 2002.

[Fuerstenau 2003] Fuerstenau MC, Han KN, editors. Principles of Mineral Processing. Littleton, CO: Society for Mining Metallurgy & Exploration; 2003.

[Moon 2006] Moon C, Whateley M, Evans AM, editors. Introduction to Mineral Exploration. Malden, MA: Blackwell Publishing; 2006.

6. The legal and regulatory environment

[US Senate 1980] US Senate. The Moon Treaty: Agreement governing the activities of states on the Moon and other celestial bodies. Reprint. Honolulu, HI: University Press of the Pacific; 2005.

[Reynolds 1998] Reynolds GH, Merges RP. Outer space: Problems of law and policy. 2nd edition. Boulder, CO: Westview Press; 1998.

[Jasentuliyana 1992] Jasentuliyana N, editor. Space law: Development and scope. International Institute of Space Law. Westport, CT: Praeger Publishers; 1992.

[Sadeh 2003] Sadeh E. Space politics and policy: An evolutionary perspective. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers; 2003.

[Pop 2006] Pop V. Unreal estate: The men who sold the Moon. Cornwall, UK: Diggory Press Ltd; 2006.

[Lowe 2007] Lowe V. International Law. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press; 2007.

7. Business planning

[Campbell 2006] Campbell DE. Incentives: Motivation and the Economics of Information, 2nd edition. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press; 2006.

[Tirole 2006] Tirole J. The Theory of Corporate Finance. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press; 2006.

[Higgins 2007] Higgins RC. Analysis for Financial Management, 8th edition. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2007.