Category Archives: Space Resources

Asteroid Mission now Official…and has a Movie!

The asteroid mission mentioned earlier was officially part of the President’s budget announced yesterday. In conjunction with the formalization, NASA released a video of the concept: I have trouble seeing how the spacecraft will match rates with the asteroid for … Continue reading

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At First, I Thought “Wow, cool!”

…but then I thought “A bridge too far?” NASA’s 2014 budget request includes $100M in seed money to move a 7m diameter asteroid to Cislunar space for a later visit by a manned craft.

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Another Asteroid Mining Company

Deep Space Industries. May they have more than press conferences in their future. I recognize many of the names as being involved in previous companies. Their goal of launching an asteroid sample return mission in 2016 sounds…aggressive. Press release text … Continue reading

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Asteroid Mining Company

I was away when Planetary Resources made their big announcement about mining asteroids. Their approach sounds relatively sound, building large numbers of small spacecraft, then reusing components for ever-more-distant and aggressive missions. At least they have some monetary backing. Though … Continue reading

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