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Asteroid Resource Utilization: Ethical Concerns and Progress

Press Release From: arXiv.org e-Print archive
Posted: Monday, November 2, 2020

Andrew S. Rivkin, Moses Milazzo, Aparna Venkatesan, Elizabeth Frank, Monica R. Vidaurri, Phil Metzger, Chris Lewicki

As asteroid mining moves toward reality, the high bar to entering the business may limit participation and increase inequality, reducing or eliminating any benefit gained by marginalized people or developing nations. Consideration of ethical issues is urgently needed, as well as participation in international, not merely multilateral, solutions.

Comments: Submitted to Planetary Science Decadal Survey. 19 co-signers, with names listed on cover page

Subjects: Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics (astro-ph.IM); Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)

Cite as: arXiv:2011.03369 [astro-ph.IM] (or arXiv:2011.03369v1 [astro-ph.IM] for this version)

Submission history

From: Andrew Rivkin 

[v1] Fri, 6 Nov 2020 14:11:32 UTC (214 KB)

https://arxiv.org/abs/2011.03369

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