Will Russia Be Mining on The Moon in The Next Twenty Years?

According to news sources, the motivation behind a future expedition to the moon is the metal, Helium-3, which is commonly used in nuclear reactors and microchip technologies. This material is very rare on earth, but is thought to be in abundant supply on the Moon. Due to its scarcity, it is typically manufactured instead of recovered from natural deposits. Mining is just one of the factors behind the establishment of a potential moon base, as it could also provide the framework for industries considered as being harmful to the Earth’s environment and eco-system.



At present, it is just an idea, as the Russian government does not appear willing to support Sevastyanov’s plans. Many close to the situation however, believe that he will get the necessary state funding and that the project will become the subject of a sustained promotional campaign. Russian actions in this matter may well determine whether the world will see another “space race” in the near future.

Helium-3 is the new “black gold”(which used to be the term for oil when it was discovered on a property) and the stakes couldn’t be much higher. According to scientists, there could be close to one million tons of Helium-3 on the moon. Via fusion energy, twenty-five tons of this rare metal could meet US energy requirements for an entire year. Fossil fuels are rapidly being depleted and Helium-3 could balance out the difference.

Will Russia be mining on the moon by the year 2025?

Time (and energy) will tell.

Apr 4, 2009
by Anonymous

You mean they are not

You mean they are not already mining there?

Apr 5, 2009
by M Dee Dubroff
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To answer your question, not as far as I know. My sources indicated future excavations only.

Thanks for your thoughts. 


Yours in Words,

M Dee Dubroff

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May 11, 2009
by Anonymous

Lunar Mining?

Russia would need these for Lunar Mining:

Orbital Lunar Station
Earth to Moon shuttle vehicle.
Moon to Orbit Transfer shuttle
Lunar Base
HEO Space station
to make Venture viable & would Need US Tech alone aside from
EU, Japan & Canada.

Id be a Globalwide Venture
& give 1-4M jobs worldwide alone.

NASA would need to scrap Aeris for a New Spaceplane alone.

Russia cant do it alone.

Thats Bogus.