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August 28, 2015

When traditional mining companies evaluate a potential mining target, they have a couple thoughts in mind: (1) Is it technically feasible? (2) How much will it cost? (3) How much risk is involved, and (4) Will it yield a profitable return? In choosing an asteroid target for mining in space, the goals are the same, but the variables…

July 16, 2015

Redmond, Washington – July 16, 2015 – Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company, announced today that its Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) spacecraft deployed successfully from the International Space Station’s (ISS) Kibo airlock and has begun its 90-day mission. The demonstration vehicle will validate several core technologies including the avionics, control systems and software, which the company will incorporate…

July 15, 2015

Two NASA contract awards assist in the development of critical technologies Redmond, Washington – July 15, 2015 – Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company, is taking steps towards its goal of opening up democratic access to the Solar System’s resources. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has awarded the company two grants to advance…

July 14, 2015

Throughout history, it has been human curiosity driven by the need for resources that pushed humanity to explore. Much like our mission to extract valuable resources from asteroids to fuel an off-Earth economy, the pioneers before us searched for new frontiers to explore and expand into. But they did not do it alone. Once exploration…

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

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