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The Arkyd-6 spacecraft not only tests our core technologies, but also tests how we work together as a team. In this video, our Director of Systems Engineering Brian Douglas describes the design and engineering philosophies that worked really well when building the Arkyd-6. Some of the philosophies used in the Arkyd-6 spacecraft design and build will be applied as we continue our work on the Arkyd-301: https://www.planetaryresources.com/missions/arkyd-301/
Asteroid mining is the key to our future expansion into space. See the vision of Planetary Resources in our latest video short featuring Dante Lauretta, Ph.D. and also Tory Bruno of United Launch Alliance. Read more here: https://www.planetaryresources.com/2017/11/asteroid-mining-is-the-key-to-our-future-expansion-into-space/
It took a diversity of backgrounds and expertise to design and build the Arkyd-6 spacecraft. Here's a glimpse of our amazing team. Read more about the Arkyd-6 mission here: https://www.planetaryresources.com/missions/arkyd-6/
Do you want to learn about where we built the Arkyd-6 spacecraft? Our CIO & Director of Infrastructure Ray Ramadorai describes the key equipment and facilities that were instrumental in designing, manufacturing, testing, and integrating the Arkyd-6 spacecraft.
We’d like to introduce the Arkyd-6 spacecraft! This 6U cubesat is packed with power including 17 computing elements. The Arkyd-6 is part of our R&D program assisting us in the design of the Arkyd-301 spacecraft that will detect water on near-Earth asteroids. Learn more about Arkyd-6 here: https://www.planetaryresources.com/missions/arkyd-6/
We are excited to share with you that we’ve delivered the Arkyd-6 spacecraft, our second technology demonstrator. The spacecraft has officially begun its journey to the launch pad. In the weeks leading up to launch day, we’ll be sharing with you information on the Arkyd-6, its mission and the team who built it – so, be on the lookout!