Self-governing, self-adapting and scalable software infrastructure and frameworks will enable organisations and space agencies to carry out distance missions, facilitate machine-2-machine interactions and autonomous operations and launch and sustain large industrial and engineering operations and activities such as moon mining more efficiently.
My passion for the pursuit of space drives a vision to create a robust and sustainable logistical model to ensure that space can be available to all in the future and its abundant resources can be used to maintain an interplanetary ecosystem.
The Space Industry is emerging as one of the most lucrative industries globally, valued at USD360 billion in 2018 and projected to grow at a CAGR of 5.6%, to value USD558 billion by 2026.
Space Futures: Infinity and Beyond
Source: Vision Space
Warp speed comparisons.
The Machine-2-Machine economy (M2M) and space industries are tightly intertwined. Far distant unmanned space missions will rely solely on secure M2M economies, where the smart, autonomous, networked and economically independent machines act as participants. The machines will have to carry out necessary activities and tasks without the need for human intervention or verification.
Source: EC Henry
I still remember the very first time I saw this photo. I was completely, for lack of a better word, awestruck. How could this be possible....? Us humans are so incredibly small, fragile and insignificant in the grand scheme of the universe!
This photo was taken by NASA's Voyager 1 Space Probe on the 14th of February 1990, and is the most distance photo EVER taken of planet Earth - Voyager 1 was about 6 billion kilometres from Earth. Everything I have ever known - from my memories, my current knowledge, my experiences and my relationships, have all occurred on this dot, a dot that barely takes up a pixel on the camera lens. How trivial to think that Earthly worries are really worries at all. How could anything occurring on this micro scale really matter?
Despite the overwhelming sense of humility that this one image continues to bring me, I can't help but also feel a great sense of inspiration. So far mankind has only travelled as far as Earth's moon - a dot itself so small that it is probably taking up the same pixel space as the Earth in the image above. Yet for thousands of years us humans have gazed longingly to the stars in not only complete wonder but also in acceptance of a challenge - an inevitable challenge to continue our feat of adventure and exploration. Yes, we are only occupying the tiniest amount of space and in terms of size we really are insignificant. However, it motivates me to know that on this dot there are also dreamers, adventurers and explorers.
And it is these above three things alone which makes our pixel space not only important but also of extreme value.
Lunar Mining Bases. Large Autonomous Factories.
Extraterrestrial real estate is still an unrecognised standing and so owning anything that is not on Earth still doesn't hold any official weight. But imagine if you could buy a portion of the moon and set up a factory to mine helium 3 and harness this future energy solution.
Nanotechnology self-assemblers will enable dozens of permanent Moon colonies to establish and be constructed in a matter of hours or days.