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Through the popular crowd-funding site Kickstarter, space prospecting company Planetary Resources was able to raise over $1 million to build and launch Arkyd – a publicly accessible orbiting telescope.
Planetary Resources plans to launch the world's first crowdfunded space telescope to provide "unprecedented public access to space."
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.
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.