Posts Tagged: Launch

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…

April 14, 2015

Our co-Founders Peter Diamandis and Eric Anderson often refer to this time in history as being “exponential”. This phrase is ringing true with our team this year, as we forge a path towards asteroid prospecting with two launches in 2015 of our technology demonstration spacecraft! The first of these spacecraft launched successfully into space today….

October 31, 2014

Hi Kickstarters, Tuesday was a rough day for us, but we’re already moving forward with vigor and optimism! As you may have heard, a rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded just seconds after launch. The rocket carried supplies for the crew aboard the ISS, and a number of small satellites, including our own…

October 29, 2014

As yesterday’s launch failure and the history of spaceflight remind us, space exploration is not without risk. Of course our team was disappointed as we watched the Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket fail shortly after liftoff.  All of us appreciate the physical grit and emotional toll that went into the fabrication not only of the vehicle…

June 26, 2013

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…

January 21, 2013

We’ve been extraordinarily busy here at Planetary Resources, and it’s been a while since we’ve posted a tech update, so here’s what’s been going on. In the accompanying video, you can see one of our full scale Arkyd-100 mechanical prototypes.  The Arkyd-100 is our space telescope and technology demonstrator for our Arkyd Series prospecting missions. One of the…

July 13, 2012

Hi Everyone, This blog update is dedicated to providing some additional technical background on our plans and near-term mission.