Space mining isn’t just a nice idea, but a complete possibility in the future. The operability of autonomous mining systems is shaping as a key part of unlocking the deposits of outer space.
Planetary Resources, one of the premier researchers of commercial deep space exploration, has highlighted potential methods to mine asteroids in future.
Deep Space Industries has announced plans to launch the world’s first commercial extra-terrestrial mining mission.
A never before encountered rock from a meteorite has been found in Sweden.
Asteroid miner Planetary Resources has won millions in funding to deploy satellites to measure the earth’s mineral composition.
A partnership between Deep Space Industries and Luxembourg has been created to develop space mining technology.
One solitary asteroid might be worth trillions of dollars in platinum and other metals. Exploiting these resources could lead to a global boom in wealth, which could raise living standards worldwide and potentially benefit all of humanity. There are already companies, such as Planetary Resources, hoping to make mining in space a reality. Peter Diamondis, … Continue reading All of humanity should share in the space mining boom
Rising levels of illegal mining in India is seeing the government implement space technologies in an effort combat the issue. Each state was also asked to gather information on past illegal mining activities and methods used to check them. According to the Economic Times, Balvinder Kumar, India’s mines secretary, said mapping of mines by satellite … Continue reading India launches space technology to tackle illegal mining
Asteroid mining company Planetary Resources and 3D Systems have displayed an additively manufactured object made out of metal sourced from a meteorite.
As the US brings in laws outlining the legality of mining in space, Australian Mining speaks to the head of Planetary Resources about the future of the industry.
President Obama has signed an act recognising US citizens’ right to own and mine asteroids.
An event of cosmic proportions occurred on November 18 when the US congress passed the Space Act of 2015 into law. The legislation will give US space firms the rights to own and sell natural resources they mine from bodies in space, including asteroids.
Space mining is becoming a reality as the US senate passes a bill to allow companies to mine asteroids.
US Congress has passed historic legislation that recognises the right for citizens to own asteroid resources they obtain as property and encourages the commercial exploration of resources from asteroids
As the potential for mining in space grows larger, questions are being raised on how it may actually be carried out.
Can existing mining regulations in our most remote regions set the foundation for mining in space?
Following trials of Planetary Resources first space mining craft launches, is asteroid mining on the horizon?
Is space mining our next major leap? Neil deGrasse Tyson thinks so.
Asteroid miner Planetary Resources has successfully deployed from the International Space Station to trial space prospecting.
The discovery of opals in a meteorite from Mars may be proof of life on the red planet.