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Processing and Extraction of Metal Oxide Slag on the Moon (PEMOS)

Award Information
Agency: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Branch: N/A
Contract: 80NSSC23PC117
Agency Tracking Number: 231216
Amount: $149,999.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Solicitation Topic Code: Z12
Solicitation Number: SBIR_23_P1
Solicitation Year: 2023
Award Year: 2023
Award Start Date (Proposal Award Date): 2023-07-23
Award End Date (Contract End Date): 2024-02-02
Small Business Information
6721 Portwest Drive
Houston, TX 77024-8057
United States
DUNS: 081060079
HUBZone Owned: No
Woman Owned: No
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: No
Principal Investigator
 Alex Ignatiev
 (713) 202-6043
Business Contact
 Elliot Carol
Phone: (646) 455-8382
Research Institution

Lunar Resources proposes to NASA the Processing and Extraction of Metal Oxide Slag on the Moon (PEMOS) to extract rare earth elements, thorium and high temperature metal oxides on the Moon without any earth-based consumables.nbsp;The global objective of PEMOSrsquo; Phase I project is to mature the PEMOS system to TRL 4 for the extraction of titanium, calcium, chromium, rare earth elements and thorium from regolith slag through experimentation and system design. In addition, an economic analysis will be developed whose objective is to determine if/when would the extraction of rare earth elements and thorium from lunar regolith be economical for use on Earth (i.e., to be extracted from the Moon and transported back from Earth).

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