Posts Tagged: Science

August 28, 2015

When traditional mining companies evaluate a potential mining target, they have a couple thoughts in mind: (1) Is it technically feasible? (2) How much will it cost? (3) How much risk is involved, and (4) Will it yield a profitable return? In choosing an asteroid target for mining in space, the goals are the same, but the variables…

June 2, 2015

One of the most frequent questions I get is regarding how and where asteroid mining will happen. As in golf, asteroid miners “will play it as it lays.” Starting with the water-rich carbonaceous asteroids, every precious liter of water will be extracted and purified on-site, right in the same orbit around the Sun that asteroid…

April 1, 2015

Avionics is defined as the electronic systems that integrate the attitude, navigation, software and controls systems on the spacecraft. These systems are integral parts of every spacecraft and enable it to complete its mission. Here at Planetary Resources, our avionics team focuses on rapid iteration and low power consumption in our modular architecture. We develop…

February 13, 2015

Developing the most advanced and cost efficient observation technologies is absolutely essential to the success of our mission to prospect for asteroid resources in the Solar System. That is why at Planetary Resources’ asteroid prospecting spacecraft factory in Redmond, WA. – we are innovating on these technologies today.   Our series of Arkyd spacecraft will venture out to…

August 1, 2014

Today we are extremely excited that the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft successfully rendezvoused with Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko (A mouthful! — More on that later). The Comet has been waiting for this day for the entire age of the Solar System, more than 4.6 Billion years, and today it’s being visited by an alien craft from…

June 24, 2014

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, NASA…

April 28, 2014

A new asteroid and space telescope exhibit debuts at The Museum of Flight in Seattle, WA., making it the first place where the public can see a prototype of the ARKYD space telescope currently under development by Planetary Resources, Inc. (PRI). The Museum of Flight was an instrumental partner in the success of the Kickstarter…

April 9, 2014

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

February 5, 2014

A meteor exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia causing the world to stop and think about the threat of asteroid impacts on Earth. But as our Co-Founder Peter Diamandis says “There is promise and peril with asteroids…”. At Planetary Resources we are focusing our mission efforts on the promise asteroids bring to humanity through mining them for their precious resources. Along…