We are:

Asteroid Miners

Creating Wealth and Opportunity
from Space Resources

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We are:


Air, Water, and Materials
to build a New Space economy

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We are:


Seeking, Scouting, Evaluating
the resources of space.

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We are:


Technology, Spacecraft and Systems
to solve your challenges.

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Our Vision

We envision a future in which humanity and life expand indefinitely into the solar system and the universe.

Our Goal

Our goal is to create an industrial economy that enables this expansion by developing the capability to harvest and utilize space resources.

Advanced Technology for Space Resources

Space Resources

The harvest of space is going to be the biggest industrial transformation in human history. Full realization of this transformation is a marathon effort. This is a long game.  And we have a detailed game plan.

Our Technology

What we’re proposing is no easy feat.  Deep Space Industries has brought together the best minds in spacecraft design and implementation to create the worlds most advanced deep space vehicles.

Asteroid Mining Quick Facts

Who is Deep Space Industries?

Who is Deep Space Industries?

  • Deep Space Industries is an international asteroid mining company, with primary offices in Silicon Valley, California and Luxembourg City, EU.
  • Built on a philosophy of international cooperation, Deep Space Industries has assembled a world-leading team with unparalleled experience in asteroid geology, mining, spacecraft design, astrodynamics, and entrepreneurship.
  • Deep Space Industries’ vision is one of unlimited resources, both in space and here on Earth.  The solar system has provided all the resources we could ever need, right here in our neighborhood. DSI will harvest, process and manufacture these resources, creating a reliable supply chain of products, fuel and building supplies in space.
Why are Asteroid Resources Important?

Why are Asteroid Resources Important?

  • During the formation of the Earth, as the planet cooled, heavy substances and important resources such as metals, sank to the inside of the planet.  This means that heavier elements, like metals, are rarely found in the Earth’s crust.
  • Most mining operations exist at the sites of ancient meteorite impacts.  Mines in Africa, Canada, Australia and elsewhere are currently extracting asteroid resources, deposited by devastating impacts in the distant past.
  • Scientists believe that the asteroid belt contains the remnants of a planet that existed between the orbits of Mars and Jupiter.  For unknown reasons, this planet broke up into tiny pieces.  These planet pieces contain all the same things as the other rocky planets, but their resources are much easier to access since they are not trapped in the core of a planet.
Why Asteroid Mining?

Why Asteroid Mining?

  • Human expansion into the solar system has been severely limited by the expense and energy requirements of launching materials from Earth.  The availability of supplies and resources in space will fundamentally change the economics of space exploration and settlement.
  • Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs) contain a wealth of useful materials such as water, metals and silicates.
  • To date, scientists and astronomers have discovered over 13,000 Near Earth Asteroids (NEAs).
  • Many of these NEAs are energetically easier to reach than the Moon and are close enough to Earth that round-trip missions can be completed in as little as six months.
Is Asteroid Mining Feasible?

Is Asteroid Mining Feasible?

  • The success of missions such as DAWN, Hayabusa and Rosetta have demonstrated that asteroid mining is both technically and economically feasible.
  • Recent advances in nano satellite technology have created a wealth of new opportunities for space businesses, providing the low-cost, robust systems needed for deep space missions.
  • The deep sea mining industry has pioneered robotic extraction methods that operate in harsh environments without human intervention.  Such systems are easily modified for use in space.
  • Deep Space Industries has assembled the most qualified team in the world to fulfill this mission. With a focus on proven science and cutting-edge technology, DSI will make asteroid mining a reality.

U.S. Makes Space History

President Obama signs law enabling commercial exploration and use of space resources. “The U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015” (Space Act) was signed into law today by President Barack Obama. Designed to facilitate and catalyze the US commercial space industry, the bill also includes regulations that enable prospecting and development of space resources for the first time. Read More…

DSI Chairman, Rick Tumlinson Wins World Technology Award

Rick Tumlinson was awarded the World Technology Award by the World Technology Network (“The WTN”) – a global community comprised of the most innovative people and organizations at the forefront of science and technology and related fields. Mr. Tumlinson was awarded this prestigious honor for his work at Deep Space Industries in the development of an industrial economy in space. Read More…

Can we Afford to go Into Space?

Space is not a government program; it’s the rest of the Universe. Private space business is now a major factor, bent on finding investors interested in generating profits by making space more accessible to more people. Read More…

The Extraterrestrial Commodities Market

Air&SpaceA visionary scientist says that asteroids and comets can be the foundation of a lucrative space-based economy. The chief scientist at Deep Space Industries, John S. Lewis is a longtime proponent of asteroid mining and space-based manufacturing of propellants and life-support materials. He is a professor emeritus of planetary science at University of Arizona. Lewis spoke with Associate Editor Diane Tedeschi in July.  Read more…

Inside Ames: Asteroid mining could pave way for space colonies

idg.tvDeep Space Industries is a startup with an ambitious, futuristic goal: locate asteroids, check them out and then send in mining spacecraft to extract their materials for use in orbit. Deep Space Industries is a startup that wants to mine asteroids for materials. But not for use here on Earth. No, they have a more ambitious goal- use those materials to build cities up in space.  Read more…

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