In May, asteroid mining firm Planetary Resources announced its crowdfunding campaign for one of its Arkyd 100 telescope satellites that backers would be allowed to use for a bit of private space exploration. Having reached over US$860,000...Show More Summary
In this week's Planetary Society Hangout on June 6 at noon Pacific / 1900 UTC, I'll be talking with Planetary Resources' Chris Lewicki. In less than a week, they've already raised more than $750,000 in a Kickstarter project to fund an ARKYD space telescope. Chris will tell us about the project and answer your questions.
A fan-funded space telescope, usable by the public? It's an awesome idea, and it appears that a wide swath of the public agrees. Planetary Resources, headed by president and chief engineer Chris Lewicki, announced a Kickstarter project yesterday, with the goal of raising $1 million toward one of their ARKYD space telescopes.
Despite half a century of rushing about the Solar System, the Space Age has been a spectator sport for most of humanity. On Wednesday, at a press conference at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Planetary Resources announced its plansShow More Summary
It emerged this week that private mining company Planetary Resources want to built the world’s first publicly accessible space telescope. The device, known as Arkyd, will be funded using the crowdsourcing methods that we’ve all grown to love via Kickstarter et al.
What’s happening: Bellevue, Washington-based asteroid mining startup Planetary Resources, co-founded by Peter Diamandis, the creator of the X Prize, today announced a crowdfunding campaign to put a high-powered space telescope into the hands of "citizen explorers." Why it’s of interest: With the U.S. Show More Summary
Planetary Resources – the people behind the recently announced asteroid-mining venture – has just announced a brand new project: the world's first crowdfunded space telescope, to be financed with a just-launched Kickstarter campaign. Read more...
The Planetary Resources asteroid-mining venture has raised more than $125,000 in just a few hours for something completely different: a million-dollar crowdfunding effort that would let supporters use the company's space telescope to make astronomical discoveries &mdash …
Long before it gets into asteroid mining, Planetary Resources plans to let its supporters use the company's first Arkyd-100 space telescope to make astronomical discoveries or just take orbital "selfies" — as long as they come up with at least $1 million in Kickstarter pled …
Private asteroid mining company Planetary Resources today unveiled its plans for the world's first publicly accessible space telescope, the Arkyd. Similar to Hubble, Arkyd is designed to take high-resolution photos of deep space, like...Show More Summary
How do you get kids interested in science? Strike that. How do you get kids and adults interested in science? One: Involve them in it. Two: Awaken awe. Asteroid mining firm Planetary Resources’ new Kickstarter aims to accomplish both...Show More Summary
Planetary Resources said it is launching a Kickstarter campaign to raise money for the Arkyd, a publicly accessible space telescope. (Credit: Planetary Resources) Planetary Resources, a pioneer in asteroid mining, announced today that it is planning to launch the world's first publicly accessible space telescope. Show More Summary
We've seen the Arkyd 100 telescope before, Planetary Resources' impressively small asteroid-hunting machine that offers performance matching any on-earth scope (yes, even the really big ones on the tops of mountains) in a package that's about the size of a quarter keg of beer. Show More Summary
The asteroid mining startup wants to raise a million dollars for a publicly accessible orbiting telescope.
Picture an optical telescope, a really good optical telescope, and you have to think big. The most powerful consumer-grade models often stand taller than their operators. The grand, institutionally owned ones are hidden beneath giant domes above the clouds on mountaintops. Show More Summary
It was just over a year ago, back in April 2012, that we first learned the intentions of a company known as Planetary Resources: Asteroid mining. As in going into space, finding an asteroid that's not-too-far from Earth, and mining it for precious minerals and/or water which could be used as space-fuel for other missions. In a word: Ambitious. Read more...
JD Hancock/Flickr Planetary Resources is a group of world leaders that are building the ground floor opportunities for a space travel industry. Not long ago, in "One Good Reason Why Space Travel Will Happen In Your Lifetime," we told of their idea to mine near-Earth asteroids for raw materials, basically making space travel profitable. Show More Summary
A billionaire-backed asteroid-mining company aims to start putting its big plans into action soon, launching its first hardware into space by this time next year.Planetary Resources, which counts Google execs Larry Page and Eric Schmidt...Show More Summary
K&L Gates has registered to lobby on an out-of-this-world matter: asteroid mining. The firm notified Congress last week that it is advocating for Planetary Resources Inc. on issues related to quarrying the celestial bodies, but not on any particular legislation....
While ambitious private space outfits like SpaceX and Planetary Resources grab headlines, a quieter grassroots transformation is underway. To that end, Infinity Aerospace recently launched their first creation, ArduLab, at the Kairos 50 on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Show More Summary