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Bradford acquires DSI asteroid mining venture

Bradford Space Group says it’s acquired California-based Deep Space Industries, which means that both of the ventures that were created to mine asteroids have now been bought up to focus on different priorities. The other asteroid-mining venture, Redmond, Wash.-based Planetary Resources, was purchased in … Continue reading

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Satellite fleet will get water-spraying thrusters

California-based Deep Space Industries says it has signed a contract to provide water-spraying thrusters for the BlackSky Earth observation satellites that are due to be built in Seattle. The contract covers an initial block of 20 Comet water-based satellite propulsion systems. The systems expel … Continue reading

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Asteroid miners might need applied astronomers

AUSTIN, Texas — Mining asteroids for water and other resources could someday become a trillion-dollar business, but not without astronomers to point the way. At least that’s the view of Martin Elvis, a researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, who’s been … Continue reading

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Deep Space plans to land on asteroid by 2020

One of the two big players in the asteroid mining market, Deep Space Industries, today unveiled its plan to land a 110-pound spacecraft on a near-Earth asteroid by 2020. The spacecraft, known as Prospector-1, would study the yet-to-be-selected asteroid to determine … Continue reading

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Newly signed law lays out space resource rights

President Barack Obama today put his signature on a law supporting the rights of space miners to extract, use and sell resources from asteroids, the moon, Mars and other celestial bodies – giving space-minded entrepreneurs something extra to be thankful for. “This is … Continue reading

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