May 29, 2013

Kickstarter: 30 Days to Reinvent the Space Industry

Today is a very exciting day here at Planetary Resources. Our continued dedication to asteroid prospecting with orbiting space telescopes created a profound opportunity. Starting today, we are offering the public the opportunity to provide public access to an ARKYD space telescope and use it for science, education and fun.

This isn’t like any telescope that’s come before. That’s because this Arkyd 100 will be both funded and directed by everyday folks who are passionate about space technology and the thrill of discovery.

You can take control and decide what this telescope looks at. You can also support future scientists by gifting research time to schools where students will have the opportunity to learn about the space industry and give them a passion for science and technology.

You can support this project in two very important ways.

The first is to pledge to support the Arkyd Kickstarter. Our goal is to raise one million dollars to build and launch this mission. We’ve got several pledge levels with some really unique rewards, and we think you’ll really like them.

A second way you can show your support is to help us spread the word about this mission and raise awareness about how people can get involved.

The Kickstarter lasts for the next 30 days, so we’ve got to reach as wide an audience as possible. Share the Kickstarter on your Facebook and Twitter, or your favorite online hangout.

Talk about it with teachers and school administrators. Share it with anyone you know who loves space and wants to see what the future may hold.

We will be hosting a live streaming event at 3:30pm PST with some of the members of the Planetary Resources team, where they’ll be sharing more details about the mission and the capabilities of the Arkyd telescope.

The link for the live stream recording is:

Together we can show that it doesn’t take government agencies with huge budgets to build the future of space, but a community of passionate enthusiasts.

We’re proud to be a part of this community. Thanks for your support.