Planetary Resources launches experimental asteroid prospector

We may not be in an age of asteroid mining (yet), but asteroid prospecting has come a step closer as Planetary Resources announces that its Arkyd-6 satellite has successfully reached orbit. The six-unit CubeSat lifted off on Friday from the Indian Space Research Organization's (ISRO) Satish Dhawan Space Center in Southern India atop a Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle (PSLV) as a secondary payload. The unmanned spacecraft is designed as a technology demonstrator for key components of a future asteroid survey craft, Arkyd-301... Continue Reading Planetary Resources launches experimental asteroid prospector Category: Space Tags: Asteroid Mining Related Articles: Planetary Resources turns asteroid prospecting satellites toward Earth Deep Space Industries plans first private asteroid landing as mining prelude Luxembourg joins asteroid mining space race Pl

Planetary Resources launches experimental asteroid prospector

We may not be in an age of asteroid mining (yet), but asteroid prospecting has come a step closer as Planetary Resources announces that its Arkyd-6 satellite has successfully reached ...

Sun 14 Jan 18 from Gizmag

Indian Rocket Launches 31 Satellites Into Orbit

An Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle has launched 31 new satellites into orbit, making a successful comeback after an August launch failure.

Fri 12 Jan 18 from SPACE.com

Planetary Resources' Asteroid-Mining Goals Move Closer with Satellite Launch

Planetary Resources' Arkyd-6 satellite rode to space last night (Jan. 11) atop an Indian Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle on a mission to prove out technology needed for Planetary Resources' next ...

Fri 12 Jan 18 from SPACE.com

Cartosat will open its eyes on Monday

Fri 12 Jan 18 from The Hindu

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