Asteroid Science Intersections with In-Space Mine Engineering (ASIME) 2018

ASIME 2018

Dear Colleagues,

As part of the Luxembourg government’s in-space utilization initiative (, we are developing a two-day workshop ( on April 16-17, 2018 titled:

Asteroid Science Intersections with In-Space Mine Engineering (ASIME) 2018
University of Luxembourg in Esch sur Alzette
Abstracts due: March 9, 2018

ASIME 2018 focuses on the ‘asteroid composition’ theme of the science knowledge gaps that emerged from ASIME 2016 (

ASIME 2018 program:

1st Day Spectroscopic Observations from the Ground

– Classic spectroscopy
– Spectroscopy mid-IR
– Water
– Mineralogy and water
– Round table at day-end

– Workshop Dinner (covered)

2nd Day Lab measurements then Space missions

– Laboratory Measurements (Meteorites)
– Composition, mineralogy
– Space Missions
– NEOWise
– Hayabusa 2
– Hera
– Dawn Review of instruments to access composition
– Wrap-up: How to Improve Our Knowledge

– Workshop Dinner (covered)

Aiming for 30 workshop participants plus 30+ ‘listeners’, long discussions. The Outcomes will produce a White Paper to address asteroid mining company questions regarding asteroid composition.


Amara Graps, [email protected], PSI, Baltics in Space, LU
Patrick Michel, [email protected], OCA