About SM&RC 


Space Mining and Resources Coalition, Inc. (SM&RC) is a non­profit corporation and operates exclusively for scientific purposes within the meaning of Section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future Federal tax code. Space Mining and Resources Coalition, Inc.’s purpose is to research and promote the commercial use of the growing inventory of measured and indicated mineral and energy resources found in outer space. The primary purpose of SM&RC will be to provide information to the aerospace industry about mining, and to the mining industry about aerospace, providing a clearing­house function that maximizes the cross­fertilization of knowledge and serves as an industry connector in order to facilitate the maximum utility of space mineral and energy resources to the long­term economic benefit of humankind. Specific activities could include funding focused research and prizes for specific topic areas; development and maintenance of databases on space resources, technology, and economics; tracking current and upcoming events, and hosting dialogues, lectures and conferences on the topic of space mineral and energy resources and their economic value. Information could be disseminated through a variety of channels including technical conferences and other public venues as well as utilizing social media and the corporation’s website to provide facts, statistics, database functions, and other related information. Our programs could also include sending out ambassadors or volunteers to promote the cause on a local, regional and global level, and to hold networking events in order to maximize industrial response to newly­discovered space resource economic opportunities.

Problem:
SM&RC endeavors to address specific weaknesses of lacking architecture, limited infrastructure, and limited communication between the terrestrial mining industry and the growing commercial space industry for the procurement and distribution of water, mineral, and metal materials in space.

Solution:
The primary purpose of SM&RC will be to provide information to the aerospace industry about mining, and to the mining industry about aerospace, providing a clearing­house function that maximizes the cross­fertilization of knowledge and serves as an industry connector as well as providing leadership in order to facilitate the maximum utility of space mineral and energy resources to the long­term economic benefit of humankind.

Overview:
Specific activities could include funding focused research as well as managing prizes on specific topic areas; development and maintenance of databases on space resources, technology, and economics; tracking current and upcoming events, and hosting dialogues, lectures and conferences on the topic of space mineral and energy resources and their economic value. Information could be disseminated through a variety of channels including technical conferences and other public venues as well as utilizing social media and the corporation’s website to provide facts, statistics, database functions, and other related information. Our programs could also include sending out ambassadors or volunteers to promote the cause on a local, regional and global level, and to hold networking events in order to maximize industrial response to newly-discovered space resource economic opportunities.

Competitive Advantages:
SM&RC is uniquely qualified to act as a liaison between the mining and space development industries. As a non profit corporation actively dedicated to the promotion of science, through research, development, and implementation, it is uniquely suited to bring these industries together to facilitate productive, perpetual, and profitable partnerships.

Business Model:
To maximize our impact on current efforts, we may seek to collaborate with other non­profit organizations which fall under the 501(c) (3) section of the internal revenue code and are operated exclusively for scientific and charitable purposes. At times, per the discretion of the board of directors, we may provide internships or volunteer opportunities which will provide opportunities for involvement in said activities and programs in order to have a greater impact for change.