How we know so much about asteroids…#ARKYD

 We know more about asteroids, than the Earth beneath our feet!

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 »

Growing the Planetary Resources family: Meet Caitlin O’Keefe

Asteroid Mining is an audacious mission.  It takes a team with great passion and skill to execute. Since founding Planetary Resources we have built such a team.  But I often quote Sun co-founder Bill Joy that “No matter who you are, most of the smartest people work for someone else.” That’s why our success depends… Read more »

Planetary Resources’ Team Reflects on Opportunity’s 10 Years on Mars

Ten years ago, an epic event shaped many of us here at Planetary Resources: humans landed a rover on Mars, and we helped put it there. Opportunity greeted the Martian surface on January 25, 2004. Just three weeks prior, its counterpart Spirit also met the Red Planet and began its exploration.  During the rover’s 120 million mile journey to Mars, the crew who designed,… Read more »

Building a community of asteroid miners

Few aspects of building asteroid prospectors have been as fun as preparing to take 17,000 community supporters into outer space through their photos featured above our planet.  These “Space Selfies” will bring some serious class to the word “Selfie,” and the timing couldn’t be better.  After all, “Selfie” is Oxford Dictionaries’ Word of the Year for… 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 »

Here’s Why Asteroid Mining will Fuel Human Expansion into the Cosmos

At Planetary Resources, our mission is to prospect and mine asteroids to address one of the paramount problems faced on Earth and beyond: resource scarcity.  We are laser focused on developing the tools to grow the economy beyond Earth: radiation tolerant embedded systems, deep space communications and remote sensing capabilities, autonomous navigation, and integrated propulsion… Read more »

College students – intern at Planetary Resources this spring!

While the US government may be shut down, your private space exploration program is still in full swing! We’ve had dozens of students through the Planetary Resources asteroids mines, and we are once again looking for talented, passionate students with project experience and a desire to expand humanity’s presence into the Solar System. This your… Read more »

The ARKYD Community and Open Sourced Asteroid Mining – We’re Hiring for Both!

ARKYD Community The polling numbers from our ARKYD Kickstarter are truly uplifting!  Let me share a few that represent the extraordinary community we have created together and what it means as we expand our team to develop ARKYD: As the numbers show, the Planetary Resources community is growing fast and growing globally.  You are a… 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 »