Dante Lauretta, Ph.D., Joins Planetary Resources as Advisor

Redmond, Wash. – September 9, 2014 – Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company, announced today that Dante Lauretta, Ph.D., professor of Planetary Science at the University of Arizona and principal investigator of OSIRIS-REx – NASA’s first asteroid sample return mission – scheduled to launch in 2016 and rendezvous with asteroid Bennu, has joined the… Read more »

Asteroid Zoo is Live! Now YOU can hunt for asteroids…

  Redmond, Washington – June 24, 2014 – Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company, and Zooniverse today launched Asteroid Zoo (www.asteroidzoo.org), empowering students, citizen scientists and space enthusiasts to aid in the search for previously undiscovered asteroids. The program allows the public to join the search for Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) of interest to scientists,… Read more »

Be an Asteroid Hunter in NASA’s First Asteroid Grand Challenge Contest Series

Bellevue, Washington – March 10, 2014 – NASA’s Asteroid Data Hunter contest (#AsteroidHunters) series will offer $35,000 in awards over the next six months to citizen scientists who develop improved algorithms that can be used to identify asteroids. This contest series is being conducted in partnership with Planetary Resources Inc. of Bellevue, Wash. The first contest in the… Read more »

Planetary Resources Partners with NASA to Crowdsource Asteroid Detection

Bellevue, Washington – November 21, 2013 – Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company, has signed a Space Act Agreement with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to design and implement crowdsourcing algorithm challenges in the effort to detect, track and characterize near-Earth objects (NEOs).  All data compiled and used for these challenges will be open-sourced… Read more »

Planetary Resources Surpasses US $1.5 Million to Launch World’s First Crowdfunded Space Telescope

Achievement marks most successful Kickstarter for a space project and ranks among Top 25 campaigns in Kickstarter history Plus, Sir Richard Branson joins Planetary Resources’ core group of investors Bellevue, Washington – July 1, 2013 – Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company, successfully completed its crowdfunding campaign yesterday to launch ARKYD – the world’s… Read more »

Planetary Resources Calls on Citizens of Earth to Aid in Planetary Defense

Company Announces New Crowdfunding Goal to Create “Asteroid Zoo” for Public to Search for Dangerous Near-Earth Asteroids  Bellevue, Washington – June 27, 2013 – Planetary Resources, the asteroid mining company, has announced a collaboration with Zooniverse that will empower citizen scientists to aid in the search for dangerous near Earth asteroids (NEAs) and support planetary… Read more »

Planetary Resources Prepares for Launch of the Arkyd Series of Spacecraft

Initial launch in Spring 2014 will test avionics and control systems Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company, will advance its mission to mine resource-rich near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) by launching the first in its Arkyd Series of spacecraft – the A3 – into low-Earth orbit as early as April 2014.  The A3 is the Arkyd… Read more »

3D Systems and Planetary Resources Announce Investment and Collaboration

Innovative collaboration will transform the manufacturing of asteroid prospecting spacecraft ROCK HILL, South Carolina, June 26, 2013 – 3D Systems (NYSE:DDD) and Planetary Resources, Inc. today announced that 3D Systems has joined Planetary Resources’ core group of investors and will be a collaborative partner in assisting Planetary Resources to develop and manufacture components of its ARKYD… Read more »

Planetary Resources Needs YOUR Help to Hunt for Alien Planets

Asteroid mining company announces new crowdfunding goal to enhance the ARKYD telescope with capability to search for alien planets around distant stars Bellevue, Washington – June 11, 2013 – Alien planets are out there and Planetary Resources needs your help to find them! That’s right, the same high-powered telescope technology being used by Planetary Resources… Read more »

Planetary Resources Names Peter Marquez as Vice President for Global Engagement

Marquez is former White House Director of Space Policy for Presidents Bush and Obama Bellevue, Wash. – June 10, 2013 – Planetary Resources, Inc., the asteroid mining company, announced today the hiring of Peter Marquez to lead the company’s global engagement. Marquez will engage with key U.S. government entities on matters of strategic domestic and global interest to assist Planetary… Read more »