Latest Asteroid mining Stories
The first step toward NASA's mission to find and capture a near-Earth asteroid, redirect it to a stable Earth-lunar orbit, and send humans to examine it, has been completed.
Planetary Resources, a company aimed at mining asteroids, says that its Arkyd-100 Series of spacecraft will be assisting in the detection and characterization of potentially hazardous asteroids near Earth.
Deep Space Industries announced this week that DA14, the asteroid making a close approach to Earth this week, could be worth up to $195 billion, assuming it were in a different orbit.
Deep Space Industries announced on Tuesday that it plans to send a fleet of asteroid-prospecting spacecraft out into the solar system.
The Arkyd-100 space telescope is tentaviley planned for a 2014 launch with the hopes of aiding in the harvest of precious metals and water from near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) by 2020.
Planetary Resources announced earlier this year it plans to begin looking beyond Earth for precious metals, and mining asteroids for platinum.
On Tuesday, Planetary Resources announced its plan to mine Near-Earth Asteroids (NEAs), paving the way for mankind's reach beyond the Earth. This would include mining for raw minerals, ranging from water to precious metals such as gold and platinum.
A former NASA astronaut, the cofounders of Google, and a well-known Hollywood filmmaker are among those lending their support for a forthcoming startup that will attempt to mine asteroids for metals and other raw materials.
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