Russian meteorite update

You may have heard of the meteorite that struck the Russian Chelyabinsk region at about 09:15 local time in the region about 1,500 km (930 miles) east of Moscow in the Ural mountains.  The damage caused by the shock wave has been extensive.  As reports continue to stream in, the number of people injured has… Read more »

Planetary Resources’ Arkyd-100 Spacecraft to Assist in Early Detection and Characterization of Near-Earth Asteroids

Future asteroid mining industry will provide capability to aid the deflection of potentially hazardous objects near Earth Bellevue, Wash. – February 14, 2013 – Planetary Resources, Inc. (PRI) announced, on the eve of 2012 DA14’s close pass of Earth, that the Arkyd-100 Series – technology demonstrator for asteroid prospecting missions – will assist in the detection and characterization of potentially hazardous… Read more »

Future asteroid mining industry will provide capability to aid the deflection of potentially hazardous objects near Earth

As you probably have heard, today, February 15th, a 150-foot (45 meter) asteroid is whizzing by the Earth a hair’s breath from the surface. Missing us by only 14,000 miles, well within the 22,300 mile orbit of the Geostationary satellites that orbit around the Earth’s equator. I wanted to put this in perspective for you… Read more »

How to be an Asteroid Miner

We get asked a lot of questions, and one of the most frequent ones is: “How can I be an asteroid miner at Planetary Resources?” We’re always looking to add exceptional people to our team, and here’s some insight into what we look for in aspiring asteroid miners.