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Earth's 2017 resource 'budget' spent by next week: report

Humanity will have used up its allowance of planetary resources such as water, soil, and clean air for all of 2017 by next week, said a report Tuesday.

Earth's 2017 resource 'budget' spent by next week: report

Humanity will have used up its allowance of planetary resources such as water, soil, and clean air for all of 2017 by next week, said a report Tuesday. Earth Overshoot Day will arrive on August 2 this year, according to environmental groups WWF and Global Footprint Network. Show More Summary

Want to build on our LightSail work? Here are some resources to get started

The Planetary Society is launching a new webpage showcasing LightSail academic papers, schematics, parts and imagery.

Here's Why Mining Asteroids for Water and Rare Earth Metals Isn't A Crazy Idea

Planetary Resources just raised $27 million to help launch its asteroid prospecting mission by 2020. CEO Chris Lewicki explains why mining asteroids for water and rare earth metals is feasible

Luxembourg Invests €25 million in Asteroid Mining

Planetary Resources receives government funding for its asteroid mining business

Planetary Resources mines Luxembourg for $28M in asteroid-hunting funds

The aspiring asteroid miners at Planetary Resources have struck pay dirt in Luxembourg, the tiny (but wealthy) European country positioning itself as an ally to commercial space. The country is directly investing €12 million, with another €13 million coming from public investment bank SNCI. Read More

The First Moon Base Will Be Printed

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

Luxembourg is Investing Heavily in Asteroid Mining

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.

Bayer and Planetary Resources Intend to Collaborate

Bayer has signed memorandum of understanding with aerospace technology company Planetary Resources.  The document says Bayer intends to purchase data from Planetary Resources for the purpose of creating new agricultural products and improving existing ones. Show More Summary

Asteroid Mining Company Planetary Resources Raises $21 Million For Earth Observation

OS Funds' Bryan Johnson, Google's Larry Page, and other investors have put $21 million into asteroid mining startup Planetary Resources.

Planetary Resources turns asteroid prospecting satellites toward Earth

If it could work with asteroids, why not the Earth? That's the thinking behind space mining company Planetary Resources' plan to adapt its asteroid prospecting satellite design to Earth observation. The Washington-based firm says that...Show More Summary

Unlimited Resources, Limited Environment

By Waleria Schuele, Mercator Fellow Living within planetary boundaries is imperative on a planet with finite resources. But in 2015 we seem far from meeting this imperative. If everybody led the lifestyle of an average American, we would...Show More Summary

New Index Attempts to Measure Excessive Resource Use

By Waleria Schuele, Mercator Fellow Living within planetary boundaries is imperative on a planet with finite resources. But in 2015 we seem far from meeting this imperative. If everybody led the lifestyle of an average American, we would...Show More Summary

Planetary Resources reveals out-of-this world 3D printing

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

If one is going to get into the asteroid mining business, one needs to prove that you can do something with what's brought back. That seems to be the thinking behind Planetary Resource's presentation today at CES in Las Vegas, whereShow More Summary

Planetary Resources aims to mine asteroids – and possibly save humanity

Back in May I wrote about House Resolution 2262 – or the SPACE Act – which effectively cleared any regulatory hurdles that kept companies from mining in space. I sat down with the President and Chief Engineer of Planetary Resources, a company that plans to do just that. Show More Summary

SPACE: ‘Trillion-Dollar Asteroid’ Zooms by Earth as Scientists Watch. “The near-Earth asteroid is …

SPACE: ‘Trillion-Dollar Asteroid’ Zooms by Earth as Scientists Watch. “The near-Earth asteroid is an intriguing candidate for mining, said representatives of the company Planetary Resources, which is hoping to begin these activities in the coming decades.... Previous studies by Planetary Resources estimated that 2011 UW158 contains about $5.4 trillion worth of platinum, […]

Asteroid-Mining Firm's First Spacecraft Deploys from Space Station

The first spacecraft of the asteroid-mining venture Planetary Resources will test technologies for future space missions

Planetary Resources finally deploys first spacecraft after explosive setback

2 years agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

The asteroid-mining industry has taken a step closer to becoming an actual thing, with the successful deployment of Planetary Resources' Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) spacecraft from the International Space Station Wednesday night. The A3R's...Show More Summary

Bug Out To Save The Planet

2 years agoNews : The Daily Beast

We’re a month away from going over budget in using this year’s planetary resources. One way to balance our ecological books is to eat more insects.

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