January 22, 2013

Fleet of Asteroid Hunters Aims for 2015 Launch

Rebecca Boyle, Popular Science

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Another new asteroid mining venture plans to send fleets of small spacecraft to rendezvous with space rocks, aiming to harvest their contents. That makes two startups now in the asteroid-rush of the early 21st-century teens. This one also plans to use asteroid materials right where they’re found, as feedstock for spaceborne 3-D printers.

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TAGGED: Satellites, Robotics, Mining, Asteroids