Planetary Resources

Larry Page-backed asteroid mining company launches CubeSat with experimental water detection tech

Planetary Resources, the space mining company backed by Google's Larry Page and Braintree founder Bryan Johnson, has taken another step in its quest to actually mine resources from asteroids and othe

Planetary Resources mines Luxembourg for $28M in asteroid-hunting funds

The aspiring asteroid miners at Planetary Resources have struck pay dirt in Luxembourg, the tiny (but wealthy) European country positioning itself as an ally to commercial space. The country is direct

Deep Space Industries partners with Luxembourg to test asteroid mining technologies

Deep Space Industries, the asteroid mining company, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Luxembourg Government to co-fund the development and launch of DSI’s first spacecraft. Known as

The Race To Mine Asteroids Gains International Support

Today, the Luxembourg Government announced that they are taking steps to become Europe’s hub for mining space resources. The small European country plans to establish the necessary legal and regula

3D Systems Invests In Asteroid Miners Planetary Resources, Opens Up New Seed-Stage Venture Arm

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.planetaryresources.com">Planetary Resources</a>' plan to scour the heavens and find asteroids to mine may seem a little out there as far as startup ideas go, but th

Ambitious Startups Could Signal The Coming Of A Second Space Age

In late March, the American Geophysical Union announced that the Voyager I space probe became the first man-made object to leave our solar system. Just a few hours later though, NASA's Jet Propulsion