Hypothesized Surface: ISRU for Hypothesized Surfaces – UGA – A
“Magnetic Ore Separation for Space Exploration”
University of Georgia (UGA)
Tungsten Class (2023 – 2024)
Cooper Reese Patterson,
SCIENTIFIC AND TECHNICAL GUIDANCE
Dr. Jorge Rodriguez
The “Magnetic Ore Separation for Space Exploration” project is designed to test and demonstrate the viability of magnetic ore separation in zero-gravity and near-zero-gravity conditions. Our objective is to create a durable, automated ore sorting system that operates independently on spacecraft, eliminating the need for human intervention or maintenance. Leveraging the power of high-efficiency electromagnets, our system is engineered to consistently segregate ore from rock debris, setting the stage for subsequent refinement and utilization in space.