Why Asteroids Now?

It wasn’t possible until today.

Every gold rush, land grab and resource-driven economic expansion started with a discovery and followed with the development of technologies to access these discoveries.

Nine out of ten near Earth asteroids have been discovered since the year 2000. In the past decade, governments have invested billions to visit, survey, and successfully return resources from asteroids.

In that time, Planetary Resources has identified specific targets of great interest and promise, and has begun the development of the technology that will allow humanity to harness these resources. Learn more about some of our targets and asteroids of interest here.