A new era is coming.

The Luxembourg wants to welcome researchers and scientifics that want to explore space and to exploit asteroids, planets, etc... They are ready to fund them with dozen of billions as this market represents thousands of billions per year. At the conditions that they stay in Luxembourg.

The USA with Obama have allowed the exploitation of all space corpse, including the Moon.

There is already two private companies working actively on this area.

The first one is Deep Space Industries which is willing to build spacecrafts to get the iron, water, magnesium, etc... from asteroids, but also to settle operational bases on planets.

Then, Planetary Ressources that intends to create a satellite network around planets and asteroids to establish maps of their ore.

They are currently heavily marketing to get enough funds.