Planetary Resourcesí First Spacecraft Successfully Deployed, Testing Asteroid Prospecting Technology on Orbit

Planetary Resourcesí First Spacecraft Successfully Deployed, Testing Asteroid Prospecting Technology on Orbit

July 16, 2015

Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company, announced today that its Arkyd 3 Reflight spacecraft deployed successfully from the International Space Station and has begun its 90-day mission. The demonstration vehicle will validate several core technologies, which the company will incorporate into future spacecraft that will venture into the Solar System and prospect for resource-rich near-Earth asteroids.

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Planetary Resources Moves Closer To Mining Asteroids

Planetary Resources Moves Closer To Mining Asteroids

July 15, 2015

Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company, is taking steps towards its goal of opening up democratic access to the Solar Systemís resources. NASA has awarded the company two grants to advance technologies that will play major roles in Planetary Resourcesí mission to detect and identify commercially viable near-Earth asteroids.

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Rocket explosion a fresh blow to asteroid mining ambitions

Rocket explosion a fresh blow to asteroid mining ambitions

June 29, 2015

When an unmanned SpaceX rocket carrying cargo to the International Space Station disintegrated over the Florida coast just two minutes after lift-off Sunday, the pieces not only fell on billionaire Elon Musk's aerospace venture image, but they may have also clouded the rising asteroid mining sector's dreams.

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