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SPACE: Luxembourg boldly invests in asteroid mining.
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Planetary Resources receives government funding for its asteroid mining business
BIG MONEY IN ASTEROIDS: Asteroid mining, that is. The reality is that the Earth’s crust is saddled with uneconomic materials, while certain types of asteroids are almost pure metal. X-type asteroids, for example, are thought to be the remnants of large asteroids that were pulverized in collisions in which their dense, metallic cores got separated […]
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Deep Space Industries is an asteroid mining company without a mine—instead, it’s creating an entire industry.
Asteroid mining is coming soon to a planet near you: this planet, and in 2021, to be specific. But NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission has lots of work to do before that point. Today the spacefaring organization issued an official “request for proposals” from four partners on how they would go about creating the robotic spacecraft that would perform the actual asteroid… Read More
Giant analog computers, 3-D printing, and catapults could be the future of asteroid mining
There's gold in them thar asteroids – also iron, nickel, copper, and, most valuable of all, water. According to the proponents of asteroid mining, these space rocks are a virtual El Dorado in the sky with more obtainable minerals in the largest three than on the entire Earth. Show More Summary
OSIRIS-REx, the first American asteroid sample return mission, is a big step forward for asteroid mining.
Planetary Resources, a company hoping to make asteroid mining into a trillion dollar industry, earlier this year unveiled the world’s first 3D printed object made from bits of an asteroid. 3D printing, and additive manufacturing processes more generally, have made many advances in recent years. Show More Summary
Carnival of Space #471 is now up at Links Through Space. There is 3D Pizza Printers, asteroid mining missions, exoearths, Taby's Star and much, much more. Head on over and have a read.
If Deep Space Industries has its way, there’ll be a small robotic lander on a nearby asteroid in just three years. That’s the latest phase of the California-based asteroid mining company’s plan to bring about an outer space real estate boom by creating a resource supply chain off Earth. More »
If Deep Space Industries has its way, there’ll be a small robotic lander on a nearby asteroid in just three years. That’s the latest phase of the California-based asteroid mining company’s plan to bring about an outer space real estate boom by creating a resource supply chain off Earth. Read more...
A private space mining company has announced plans to send an asteroid prospector into space by 2020, making it the first commercial mining mission beyond Earth’s orbit. Californian startup Deep Space Industries (DSI) aims to eventually...Show More Summary
Perhaps in the same way the communicator allowed us to dream up the cell phone, or the Nostromo’s mining expedition imagined asteroid mining as a reality, Mass Effect or similar works of fiction can help us explore our methods of exploration, challenge us to consider the damage an interstellar colonial project could cause, and force us to dream of a better way.
The US wants to press ahead with asteroid mining, but rights to the riches buried in space are a grey area. How should we draw up rules for harvesting the heavens?
The Luxembourg government has agreed to purchase up to 49 percent of the equity in asteroid-mining company Planetary Resources’ Luxembourg operations as part of the effort to make Luxembourg the nexus of space-based resource exploitation, an industry official said.An announcement of the agreement was scheduled for June 13 in Luxembourg, the official said. link.
Luxembourg will make an initial investment of 200 million euros ($227 million) to become the “Silicon Valley of space resources” under an initiative that will primarily benefit two American asteroid mining companies.The investment will...Show More Summary