U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has confirmed plans to establish a U.K.-based mining operation in 2020.
Guterres spoke Wednesday at a news conference on a plan to develop a mining facility to help meet a 2020 U.NSMARK global initiative that aims to generate 1.5 billion tons of iron ore and other minerals by 2020.
Guterre said he will present the plan at a meeting of the U. Nations Security Council next month.
The U.KS.-based company is known as Planetary Resources, and it has developed a range of technologies to mine asteroids and other planets.
The company says it will begin operations in 2021.
Aurora mining is currently a largely theoretical and theoretical proposition, as the technology is still a long way from commercial production.
This is a time where we’re taking this technology and turning it into something that is really transformative and that has the potential to solve some of the most important problems of the 21st century.” “
We’re in a unique place.
This is a time where we’re taking this technology and turning it into something that is really transformative and that has the potential to solve some of the most important problems of the 21st century.”
Aura Mining is a joint venture between the UCL, Oxford University, the UMP, and the University of Cambridge.
S, a private spaceflight company, is also part of the partnership.
According to the company, the asteroid mining project will be the largest asteroid mining operation ever conducted in space.
The project, dubbed Aurora Mining, is part of a broader strategy of asteroid mining by the URS group of companies.