Nextbigfuture – Planetary Resources has an interesting update, video and press release. In the accompanying video, you can see one of our full scale Arkyd-100 mechanical prototypes. The Arkyd-100 is our space telescope and technology demonstrator for our Arkyd Series prospecting missions.
Nextbigfuture – Deep Space Industries is a competitor to Planetary Resources which also is working towards space asteroid mining. Deep Space Industries plans to launch a fleet of prospecting spacecraft in 2015, then begin harvesting metals and water from near-Earth asteroids within a decade or so. Such work could make it possible to build and refuel spacecraft far above our planet’s surface, thus helping our species get a foothold in the final frontier.
“Nextbigfuture – Russia’s Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) has begun the process of designing and building a replacement for its ageing Soyuz rocket and space capsule system, with the aim of putting it into operation by 2020. The Russian budget for a new rocket and capsule has been set at 2.1 trillion rubles (£43 billion), according to the programme details on the Roscomos website. The new “”energy transportation module with a promising propulsion installation that will be ready for testing by 2018″” is intended for “”detailed study of the Moon,”” using “”an entirely new class of interplanetary travel technology
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