Talk:Near-Term Business Scenario

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To write a successful business plan to raise money for a lunar settlement venture, you will need to explain the exact state of the lunar settlement at the time the effort will start.

--Jriley 00:10, 30 May 2007 (UTC)

Edit of user:

Some visions of lunar colonies are amusing as presented. Substituting snide remarks is improper. Farred 19:15, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

I was not being snide only disheartened. Lunar commercial development depends on the concept of ore. I do have some additional discussion of Earth versus Lunar ores if you are interested.

Thanks, --Jriley 22:03, 12 January 2012 (UTC)

Jriley, your contributions are certainly welcome! I was refering to the edit of user: as substituted snide remarks. Look at the history of the article and see that it has come under vandalism attack. Together we might be able to do something worthwhile. I am looking forward to your contributions. Farred 05:43, 14 January 2012 (UTC)

Ore, economy and long and short term plans

With modern chemical processes, nearly any rock or gravel containing a desired element can be considered ore. There is merely the matter of greater expense for processing lower grade ore. To develop Luna we need to consider all of our assets and decide how best to use them. Our explorations have not yet revealed the highest grade ore for each substance we wish to use or might use if it is the most cost effective substance that can fit our needs. Some people have said that there is no ore on Luna, only dirt. They speak from ignorance because we still do not know what will be found. We need robot prospectors on the surface of Luna poking the rocks and learning their composition. The remote sensing from orbit helps but ground truth is needed. What you already know about ore on the moon is certainly something I would like to read.

I do not believe there is any near-term business case for doing anything on Luna. If we actually fail to find profit in the near-term, long-term development possibilities should be considered. Even if it makes no sense for an individual investor to invest in something that will not show a profit in his lifetime, it can make sense for humanity. If we cannot go beyond the near-term, I think we will fail to economically develop Luna. Farred 02:45, 16 January 2012 (UTC)