Category Archives: Asteroid

Deep Space Industries Promotional Video

Deep Space Industries believes the human race is ready to begin harvesting the resources of space both for their use in space and to increase the wealth and prosperity of the people of planet Earth. See also the Deep Space … Continue reading

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Deep Space Industries full press conference

Note: Starts at 2.5 minutes. Moderator is “Meteorite Man” Geoff Notkin.

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Deep Space Industries offers competition for Planetary Resources in mining asteroids

Deep Space Industries announced January 22 that it will send a fleet of asteroid-prospecting spacecraft out into the solar system to hunt for resources to accelerate space development to benefit Earth. These “FireFly” spacecraft utilize low-cost cubesat components and get … Continue reading

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Asteroid mining update from Planetary Resources

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Virgin Galactic Unveils LauncherOne

Virgin Galactic Unveils LauncherOne to Deliver 225 KG Orbit for $10 MIllion Image Credit: Virgin Galactic In an announcement today at the Farnborough International Air Show, Virgin Galactic revealed it is partnering with a privately funded satellite launcher to build … Continue reading

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Asteroid mining plans revealed by Planetary Resources, Inc.

Expanding the resource base of humanity to include the solar system Seattle, Wash. – April 24, 2012 — Planetary Resources, Inc. announced today its plan to mine Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs) for raw materials, ranging from water to precious metals. Through … Continue reading

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Amateur Astronomers Will Help ‘Target Asteroids!’

A new NASA outreach project will enlist the help of amateur astronomers to discover near-Earth objects (NEOs) and study their characteristics. NEOs are asteroids with orbits that occasionally bring them close to the Earth. The amateur astronomers are about to … Continue reading

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KISS My Asteroid

Here is the Introduction to “Asteroid Retrieval Feasibility Study” by the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS) at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, released April 2, 2012, and available on the National Space Society asteroid page under the “See also” section. … Continue reading

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Striking NASA Motion Images of Asteroid Vesta

High definition versions of this video are available on the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory website.

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Vesta Full Frame

Vesta Image from 5,200 kilometers Image Credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / UCLA / MPS / DLR / IDA See also full rotation movie of Vesta. The Dawn spacecraft has completed imaging of Vesta from an altitude of 5,200 kilometers and … Continue reading

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