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Space Profits

General

Computers, Monitors, Communication devices
Dock/refueling/maintenance platform. Space dock. A refueling station and maintenance platform and for parking craft (ie. waiting, resting, or while using a more appropriate craft) with attitude control, electrical power, and communications.
Electrical Energy
Eye Glasses
Food
Why launch it?
Fuel Hydrogen and Oxygen propellants from an asteroid. Some asteroids contain Uranium. Why launch it?
Gear (space suits, tanks, cables, harpoons, etc)(Why launch it?)
Medical Facilities
Move to space assistance / launch arrangements for new residents (Jobs, Business Opportunities, Air quality, Adventure).
Repositioning of dangerous asteroids heading for earth, moon, etc.
SpaceCar Interconnectable, multi-purpose, for hauling supplies, private transport, modules, homes. Can make larger by connecting more cars.
SpaceCity Health & recreation facilities
SpaceCity Living quarters
SpaceCity Storage space
Spacecraft inspection, repair
Space Transfer and Repair
Space Welding Initially employed on the Soyuz 6 mission in 1969, and the U.S. demonstrated the feasibility of electron beam welding on Skylab 1 in 1973. Though NASA ended its electron beam welding program in 1996, the technology remains viable.
Trip to SpaceCity
Trip to asteroid

Commercial and Industrial

Advertising space on or inside structures.
A Platform. Astronomical facility with attitude control, electrical power.
Assist making of Movies & TV shows in space.
Construction Services
Custom built robots
Electrical power system for earth.Solar-power satellites beam power to earth in the form of microwave energy. Construction is made cheaper if the heavy components of the satellite are fabricated in space from asteroidal materials.
General labor - labor pool
Hazardous Waste Disposal lunar far side?
HM Platform. Heavy Manufacturing Space Facility with artificial gravity, attitude control, electrical power, and communications
Lab. Facility with artificial gravity, attitude control, electrical power, and communications
Lab set-up - assistance
Metallurgy
Positioning Satellites
Remote Sensing
Science and Space Technology Development
SpaceCar Configuration Assemby Interconnectable, multi-purpose, for hauling supplies, private transport, modules, homes. Can make larger by connecting more cars.
SpaceCity. Artificial gravity, remote sensing, attitude control, electrical power, and communications.
SpaceCity Business space.
SpaceCity Light manufacturing space.
Space launch

Space Manufacturing

In space, manufacturing is cheap and fast. The environment of space changes the microscopic structure of materials in a number of beneficial ways. Researchers are learning to manipulate fundamental processes such as solidification and combustion to develop greater manufacturing capabilities. Thermal spray manufacturing uses heat and kinetic energy to melt and deposit material as a coating. Could be used to coat parts and structures, or even to form entirely new parts. It could also be used to restore or repair hardware in space. Useful for free form fabrication, to quickly design and produce replacement parts in space, no longer relying on delivery of new parts from Earth. Space allows industrial processes that cannot be reproduced on Earth. Raw materials can be collected and processed from asteroids at low expense compared to launching materials from earth or other gravity-rich planets and large moons. Hazardous processes can be performed in space with minimal risk to Earth. Items too large to launch can be assembled in space. The economical movement of material in space is directly related to delta-v. Near-Earth asteroids have a much lower delta-v compared to launching materials from Earth.
Aerogels for windows. Aerogels made in space is better than earth's. More here.
Ball bearings are made better in space. More here.
Ceramics made from asteroid soil can be employed for a variety of manufacturing purposes. These uses include various thermal and electrical insulators.
Earth lander.
Earth lander-launcher
Glass made in space is better than glass made on earth and no container is needed. More here.
Insulin crystals
Jewelry
Latex spheres for microscope calibration.
Mars lander-launcher
Metals to assemble products, including sealed containers (such as tanks and pipes), mirrors for focusing sunlight, and thermal radiators. The use of metals for electrical devices.
Microencapsulation for delivering cells and drugs into the body for medical treatments
Moon lander-launcher
Propellants
Protein crystals as a drug delivery vehicle.
Robotics design / Mfrng
Rock for radiation shielding and to extract elements
Semiconductor wafers
Solar panels Expansive solar energy arrays can be constructed and assembled in space. As the structure does not need to support the loads that would be experienced on Earth, huge arrays can be assembled out of proportionately smaller amounts of material. The generated energy can then be used to power manufacturing facilities, habitats, spacecraft, lunar bases, and even beamed down to collectors on the Earth with microwaves.
SpaceCar Mfr Interconnectable, multi-purpose, for hauling supplies, private transport, modules, homes. Can make larger by connecting more cars.
Space crafts, components according to customer specifications. Launching anything from earth is expensive. Weight reduction helps reduce costs. Having Products , especially such heavy items as hull plates and radiation shielding, available in space means lower launch costs and more affordable space initiatives and projects.
Steel. Carbon steel, most widely used, is Iron with from less than 0.015 to slightly more than 2 percent carbon. Used for appliances, machinery, ships. Low-alloy steel is Iron with up to 8 percent alloying elements. Used for machine parts, hand tools, gears. Alloying elements include: carbon, manganese, silicon, nickel, chromium, molybdenum, vanadium. Stainless steel resists corrosion and oxidation. Used in jet-engine parts, chemical equipment, and cutting tools. This is Iron with from 16 to 26 percent chromium and up to 35 percent nickel.
Water Separation of water into hydrogen and oxygen. Useful as a radiation shield and in chemical processes.

Asteroid mining

The material wealth of space is in the minor planets (asteroids, comets). To start, we can stockpile materials at Earth-Moon's L5 Lagrangian point. More here.
Comet mining Comets are rich in Oxygen, Hydrogen, and Nitrogen.
Materials extraction - processing
Aluminum [Al]. Semiconductor.
Antimony [Sb]. Semiconductor.
Arsenic [As]. Semiconductor. For making VLI computer chips. Can be processed into large crystals in microgravity.
Cadmium [Cd]. Semiconductor.
Gallium [Ga]. Semiconductor.
Carbon [C]. For steel making and extracting metals.
[CH3OH]. Fuel.
[CH4]. Fuel.
Chromium [Cr]. For steel making.
[CO]. Metallurgy.
[CO2]. Agriculture.
Cobalt [Co]. Compounded from carbonyl process for use in casting metal alloys. Separated from PGM by high-pressure with CO, with CO-H2O mixtures, or by wet chemical techniques.
Copper [Cu]. Semiconductor.
[Fe(CO)5]. Metallurgy.
Germanium [Ge]. Semiconductor. Precious Metal.
Gold [Au]. Good for radiation shielding in space suits and making solar photovoltaic arrays. Precious Metal.
[H2O2]. Oxidizer.
[H2S]. Metallurgy.
[H2SO4]. Metallurgy.
Indium [In]. Semiconductor.
Iron [Fe]. Construction. Steel making. A concrete-iron mix makes for a less thick radiation shield compared to concrete only.
Manganese [Mn]. For steel making.
Molybdenum [Mo]. For steel making.
[NH3]. Agriculture.
[NH4OH]. Agriculture.
[Ni(CO)4]. Metallurgy.
Nickel [Ni]. Construction. For steel making. PGM is extracted from Nickel-base mass.
PGM. Platinum-Group Metals (Platinum[Pt], Iridium[Ir], Osmium[Os], Palladium[Pd], Rhenium[Re], and Rubidium[Rb]). Used as oxidation catalysts in air pollution abatement processes to remove organic vapors, odors or carbon monoxide. The automotive industry is the principal consumer of PGM as oxidation catalysts in catalytic converters to treat exhaust emissions. The primary medical use of PGM is in cancer chemotherapy. Other medical uses include platinum-iridium alloys in prosthetic and biomedical devices. PGM are good for solar photovoltaic arrays to supply power. Its catalyst properties make it an excellent electrode for fuel cells. Chemical uses include catalysts for organic synthesis, such as hydrogenation, dehydrogenation and isomerization. Rhenium is important in rocket motors as a refractory material, particularly in the form of alloys and coatings. It resists the highly oxidative gases in rocket exhausts. Platinum, palladium and a variety of complex gold-silver-copper alloys are used in dental restoration. PGM can be used as a corrosion-resistant coating. Precious metals. Platinum alloys are used in jewelry. The exact same process used to extract and separate precious metals from the world's largest nickel ore mine at the Sudbury Astrobleme in Canada is easily used in space, and is a simple process using only carbon, sulfur and oxygen, all asteroid derived.
Phosphorus [P]. Semiconductor.
Rhodium [Rh]. Precious Metal.
Ruthenium [Ru]. Precious Metal.
Selenium [Se]. Semiconductor.
Silicates. Can be used to produce Oxygen and Iron through the electroysis of molten ferromagnesian silicates. Common leftover material. For radiation shielding.
Silicon [Si]. Semiconductor.
[SO2]. Refrigerant.
[SO3]. Metallurgy. To make H2SO4.
Sulphur [S]. For extracting metals.
Tellurium [Te]. Semiconductor.
Titanium [Ti].
Uranium [U]. Nuclear power.
Vanadium [V]. For steel making.
Oxygen [O2]. Life Support, propellant, fuel, extracting metals.
Nitrogen [N2]. Life support. Air (buffer gas).
Hydrogen [H2]. Propellent, fuel.
Helium 3. From moon, asteroids, or produced from tritium (Hydrogen 3) degradation using particle accelerators.
Water [H2O]. Life Support. (Why launch it?).
Zeolites used in the chemical industry.

Special Interest

Jewelry made in space
Orbit Mars Tourism Package
Orbit the Moon Tourism Package
Space Sports
Space Birth
Space Burial
Space Honeymoon
Space Marriage