Well, this is interesting:
The country is home to one of the world’s biggest satellite firms, SES, and is now planning to create a space mining industry that could both advance science and make investors wealthy, according to a report in the Financial Times.
The Grand Duchy is partnering with the dramatically-named commercial space mining firms, Deep Space Industries and Planetary Resources of the US.
Luxembourg‘s Economy Minister Etienne Schneider is set to provide details on Wednesday about the joint venture, which seeks to mine gold, platinum and other minerals. Former ESA Director General Jean-Jacques Dordain is an adviser to the effort.