June 3, 2015

To get anything into space these days, you must first launch it on a rocket. A simple trip to visualize, but the real ride to space is incredibly intense. Have you ever seen a rocket launch?  Have you ever HEARD a rocket launch? If so, you have definitely FELT a rocket launch.  If you haven’t…

June 2, 2015

One of the most frequent questions I get is regarding how and where asteroid mining will happen. As in golf, asteroid miners “will play it as it lays.” Starting with the water-rich carbonaceous asteroids, every precious liter of water will be extracted and purified on-site, right in the same orbit around the Sun that asteroid…

April 21, 2015

The Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) spacecraft is now on the International Space Station awaiting deployment into low-Earth orbit! To celebrate this special milestone, Planetary Resources is releasing a limited edition Arkyd “No Sleep Till Orbit” t-shirt.  Get yours before it’s too late! #NoSleepTillOrbit

April 14, 2015

Our co-Founders Peter Diamandis and Eric Anderson often refer to this time in history as being “exponential”. This phrase is ringing true with our team this year, as we forge a path towards asteroid prospecting with two launches in 2015 of our technology demonstration spacecraft! The first of these spacecraft launched successfully into space today….

April 1, 2015

Avionics is defined as the electronic systems that integrate the attitude, navigation, software and controls systems on the spacecraft. These systems are integral parts of every spacecraft and enable it to complete its mission. Here at Planetary Resources, our avionics team focuses on rapid iteration and low power consumption in our modular architecture. We develop…

March 27, 2015

Chris Voorhees, VP of Spacecraft Development here at Planetary Resources, recounts his experience working on the mobility systems of the Mars Rover Opportunity, and congratulates the Rover on completing a marathon on Mars! The Rover’s original mission called for it to venture only one kilometer. But it has far surpassed the team’s estimates of its mission longevity…

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