001. Aluminum [Al]. Semiconductor.
002. Antimony [Sb]. Semiconductor.
003. Arsenic [As]. Semiconductor. For making VLI computer chips. Can be processed into large crystals in microgravity.
004. Cadmium [Cd]. Semiconductor.
005. Gallium [Ga]. Semiconductor.
006. Carbon [C]. For steel making and extracting metals.
007. Chromium [Cr]. For steel making.
008. Cobalt [Co]. Compounded from carbonyl process products for use in casting metal alloys. Separated from PGM by high-pressure with CO, with CO-H2O mixtures, or by wet chemical techniques.
009. Copper [Cu]. Semiconductor.
010. Germanium [Ge]. Semiconductor. Precious Metal.
011. Gold [Au]. Good for solar photovoltaic arrays. Precious Metal.
012. Indium [In]. Semiconductor.
013. Iron [Fe]. Construction. Steel making. A concrete-iron mix makes for a less thick radiation shield compared to concrete only.
014. Manganese [Mn]. For steel making.
015. Molybdenum [Mo]. For steel making.
016. Nickel [Ni]. Construction. For steel making. PGM is extracted from Nickel-base mass.
017. Phosphorus [P]. Semiconductor.
018. 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.
019. Rhodium [Rh]. Precious Metal.
020. Ruthenium [Ru]. Precious Metal.
021. Selenium [Se]. Semiconductor.
022. Silicon [Si]. Semiconductor.
023. Sulphur [S]. For extracting metals.
024. Tellurium [Te]. Semiconductor.
025. Titanium [Ti].
026. Uranium [U]. Nuclear power.
027. Vanadium [V]. For steel making.
028. Oxygen [O2]. Life Support, propellant, fuel, extracting metals.
029. Nitrogen [N2]. Life support. Air (buffer gas).
030. Hydrogen [H2]. Propellent, fuel.
031. Helium 3. For cryogenics. Useful for creating electricity via fusion. From moon, asteroids, or produced from tritium (Hydrogen 3) degradation using particle accelerators. http://www.panix.com/~kingdon/space/mining.html
032. Water [H2O]. Life Support. (Why launch it?).
033. [CO2]. Agriculture.
034. [CH3OH]. Fuel.
035. [CH4]. Fuel.
036. [CO]. Metallurgy.
037. [Fe(CO)5]. Metallurgy.
038. [H2O2]. Oxidizer.
039. [H2S]. Metallurgy.
040. [H2SO4]. Metallurgy.
041. [NH3]. Agriculture.
042. [NH4OH]. Agriculture.
043. [Ni(CO)4]. Metallurgy.
044. [SO2]. Refrigerant.
045. [SO3]. Metallurgy. To make H2SO4.
046. 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.
047. Silicates. Can be used to produce Oxygen and Iron through the electroysis of molten ferromagnesian silicates. Common leftover material. For radiation shielding.
048. Space cars. Interconnectable. Multi-purpose, hauling supplies, private transport, homes. Can make larger with more cars. Space-only.
049. Space crafts, products and 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.
050. Earth lander.
051. Earth lander-launcher.
052. Moon lander-launcher.
053. Mars lander-launcher.
054. SpaceCity. Artificial gravity, remote sensing, attitude control, electrical power, and communications
055. HM Platform. Heavy Manufacturing Space Facility with artificial gravity, attitude control, electrical power, and communications
056. 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.
057. Lab. Facility with artificial gravity, attitude control, electrical power, and communications
058. A Platform. Astronomical facility with attitude control, electrical power.
059. Electrical energy.
060. 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.
061. SpaceCity Living quarters.
062. SpaceCity Business space.
063. SpaceCity Storage space. For unwanted weight, etc.
064. SpaceCity Medical Facilities.
065. SpaceCity Light manufacturing space.
066. SpaceCity Health & recreation facilities.
067. SpaceCity Agricultural area
068. Food (via spin grav agri), (Why launch it?)
069. Fuel, (Why launch it?) Hydrogen and Oxygen rocket propellants would come from cometary and carbonaceous asteroids. These make up half or more of the near-earth asteroid population. Some asteroids contain Uranium (nuclear power).
070. Gear (space suits, tanks, cables, harpoons, etc)(Why launch it?)
071. Custom built robots
074. Communication devices
075. Protein crystals as a drug delivery vehicle.
076. Latex spheres for microscope calibration.
077. Contact lenses
078. Zeolites used in the chemical industry.
079. Aerogels for windows
080. Ball bearings.
081. Jewelry made in space
082. Advertising space on or inside structures
083. General labor/ labor pool
084. Manufacturing set-up/svcs (In space, manufacturing is cheap and fast.) Includes thermal spray manufacturing, using heat and kinetic energy to melt and deposit material as a coating or structure could be used to coat parts and structures of space infrastructure, or even to form entirely new parts. It could also be used to restore or repair hardware in space. ..... AND free form fabrication, to quickly design and produce replacement parts in space, no longer relying on delivery of new parts from Earth. ..... 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.
085. Construction services
086. Repositioning of asteroid for commerce (such as placing in a LaGrange point 4/5ths earth-moon)
087. Materials extraction/processing
088. Asteroid mining
089. Comet mining - "..volatile extraction from ice is much easier than trying to split oxidized metals into oxygen and metal (not to mention trying to capture solar wind particles for hydrogen, carbon, nitrogen, etc.). Comet ice, full of a rich diversity of water, nitrogen, and organic compounds, is readily available." http://www.best.com/~szabo/comet.mining.html
090. Spacecraft inspection, repair Includes space welding, initially employed on the Russian 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.
091. Robotics design
092. Lab set-up/ assistance
094. Repositioning of dangerous asteroids heading for earth, moon, etc.
095. Tourism and entertainment - Trip to Mars
096. Tourism and entertainment - Trip to moon
097. Tourism and entertainment - Trip to asteroid
098. Tourism and entertainment - Trip to SpaceCity
099. Space launch
100. Positioning Satellites
101. Science and Space Technology Development
102. Remote Sensing
103. Space Burial
104. Space athletic events
105. Space Transfer and Repair
106. Hazardous Waste Disposal - lunar far side?
107. Make & Place Large lasers in orbit to fill ozone gap.
108. Microencapsulation for delivering cells and drugs into the body for medical treatments
109. Move to space assistance / launch arrangements for new residents (Jobs, Business Opportunities, Air quality, Adventure).
110. Assist making of Movies & TV shows in space
111. Much much more! Most everything made on earth can be made in space at less cost.