Exploring Space Geoengineering

Presentation at IAC 2016 in Mexico

Emerging Futures presented its latest analysis of a large-scale Earth-Mars human transport system at the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on September 30, 2016. Analysis focuses on direct round-trip missions between Earth and Mars, and explored sensitivities to several key assumptions. It came on the heels of Elon Musk's unveiling of his Interplanetary Transport System design at the conference.

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Mars In-Situ Resource Utilization

An ongoing challenge in the long-term campaign to explore Mars is the mass and complexity involved in transporting consumables from Earth to the Martian surface. CEO Jeff Greenblatt was invited to participate in a workshop sponsored by Caltech's Keck Institute for Space Studies to explore ways to produce oxygen and fuel from in situ resources on Mars, e.g., water, carbon dioxide and sunlight. Two workshop were held in June and September 2016 in Pasadena, CA.  [Read More]

Space Digital Startup Accelerator

Emerging Futures was selected to participate in the first-ever space startup accelerator, sponsored by Global Startup Ecosystem, the New York Space Alliance and several other leading organizations. We are looking forward to learning tips on how to build our business, and opportunities to connect with astronauts, investors, experts, leading entrepreneurs and researchers in the Space ecosystem! The pilot accelerator program takes place July 18-20, 2017.  [Read More]

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CEO Jeff Greenblatt was invited to present his research on space geoengineering at the first-ever Gordon Research Conference on climate geoengineering in Newry, Maine! The effects of climate change may become severe enough even with large reductions in greenhouse gas emissions that such intervention may become necessary. Greenblatt has identified space-based approaches as potentially synergistic with the development of the space economy. The conference takes place July 24-28, 2017.