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DSI Raises $3.5M+ Series A to Fund New Propulsion System and Deep Space Exploration Spacecraft

Deep Space Industries (DSI), a leading space technology company, announced today the closing of the first tranche of its Series A funding round. The company raised just over $3.5M from private investors. The funding will be used to develop Meteor, the company’s new launch-safe bipropellant rocket engine, and continue the ongoing development of the Xplorer spacecraft, the company’s deep space exploration platform scheduled for launch in 2020. Read More…

DSI to provide Comet satellite propulsion for BlackSky, LeoStella

Deep Space Industries (DSI) announced today that it has signed a contract to provide its Comet water-based satellite propulsion systems for the BlackSky Earth observation constellation of smallsats. DSI will provide an initial block of 20 water thrusters for the BlackSky satellites which are scheduled to start launching later this year.Read More…

DSI to provide Comet satellite propulsion for Astro Digital

Deep Space Industries announced today that it has signed a contract with Astro Digital to provide several Comet water-based satellite propulsion systems. Comet is a simple, launch-safe, and cost-effective electrothermal propulsion system that uses water as a propellant and can be customized for nearly any small satellite application.Read More…

Doug Jones joins Deep Space Industries

Deep Space Industries is pleased to announce that Doug Jones, formerly chief test engineer at XCOR, is joining the company’s growing team as director of propulsion systems. “We see Doug as one of the top rocket engineers in the country, and a great addition to our first-class team of small-spacecraft engineers,” said Bill Miller, the chief executive officer of Deep Space Industries. Read More…

Deep Space Industries Secures NASA Aerobrake Funding

The NIAC grant will research the manufacturing of an aerobrake system from the asteroid’s regolith (soil) collected from mining operations. The aerobrake system would act as a large heat shield that would allow the spacecraft to pass through Earth’s atmosphere, creating enough drag to slow down the payload without using propellant. Read More…

Bill Miller, Veteran Start-Up Strategist, Joins DSI as Chief Executive Officer

Deep Space Industries is excited to announce that Bill Miller will be joining the company as Chief Executive Officer to position DSI for rapid growth in the coming years. With an impeccable track record of growing technology companies, Bill brings game-changing approaches, solutions, and perspectives to DSI through his experience in defining, developing, and delivering results for dynamic organizations. Read More…

MxSpace to Partner with Asteroid Mining Firm, Deep Space Industries

Mexican commercial space company MxSpace and international asteroid mining company Deep Space Industries to sign historic agreement at the 67th International Astronautical Congress. The agreement will mark the beginning of an international partnership between the companies to promote the development of new commercial space technologies and business ventures. Read More…

Prospector-1: First Commercial Interplanetary Mining Mission

Deep Space Industries announced today its plans to fly the world’s first commercial interplanetary mining mission. Prospector-1™ will fly to and rendezvous with a near-Earth asteroid, and investigate the object to determine its value as a source of space resources. This mission is an important step in the company’s overall plans to harvest and supply in-space resources to support the growing space economy. Read More…

Prospector-X: An International Mission to Test Technologies for Asteroid Mining

Asteroid mining company Deep Space Industries, together with the Luxembourg Government and the Société Nationale de Crédit et d’Investissement (SNCI), the national banking institution in Luxembourg, have signed an agreement formalizing their partnership to explore, use, and commercialize space resources as part of Luxembourg’s spaceresources.lu initiative. Read More…

NASA selects two SBIR proposals from Deep Space Industries

Deep Space Industries has announced that two of its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) proposals have been selected by NASA. Each project concerns research and innovations in the production of space-based geological materials to enable future NASA missions into deep space. Read More…

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…

Metatron Global to Join Deep Space Industries on Asteroid Mining Quest

The asteroid mining firm Deep Space Industries (DSI) announced today that Metatron Global, A.S., an international investment firm with offices in the Czech Republic, has agreed to make a substantial investment in the company. The investment will enable DSI to accelerate its plans to prospect for resources at an asteroid in the near future, hire more top level leadership and develop high value products based on its groundbreaking technologies. Read More…

Respected Nanosat Leader Joins Asteroid Mining Team

Deep Space Industries (DSI) announced today that renowned spacecraft designer and engineer Grant Bonin will be joining the company. Mr. Bonin, with 11 successful spacecraft in Earth orbit, will be DSI’s Chief Engineer, as the company begins to ramp up for its first asteroid missions. Read More…

Deep Space Industries is Bringing High Quality ISISpace Flight Hardware to the American Market

Innovative Solutions In Space (ISISpace), a recognized leader in the world-wide nanosat market, and Deep Space Industries have announced a partnership that will deliver significant benefits to customers, at highly competitive prices. Deep Space Industries will utilize ISISpace’s flight proven hardware and avionics in addition to DSI’s own proprietary technologies to provide high-quality, low-cost, agile nanosat platforms in the American market. Read More…

NASA Pluto Images Predicted Forty Four Years Ago

DSI congratulates NASA and the New Horizons team for the amazing success of their mission to the planet Pluto. The incredible images returned by the spacecraft show a tiny world with a surprisingly smooth and geologically active surface. The company notes that they appear to validate a theory published 44 years ago by Dr. John S. Lewis, presently Chief Scientist of Deep Space Industries (DSI), while he was a professor at MIT. Read More…

Advanced Space Resource Utilization Technology Projects Supported by New NASA Awards to Deep Space Industries

DSI-Dragonfly-picker_BV-21-01-13NASA has selected Deep Space Industries (DSI) for two contracts devoted to developing critical technologies for utilizing asteroid resources. One will support the development of asteroid regolith simulants for terrestrial testing of technologies for excavation and processing of asteroid soil. The second award funds the investigation of methods to manufacture propellant from asteroids material.  Read More…

NASA Postpones Decision on Asteroid Redirect Mission Strategy

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NASA’s  asteroid capture team briefed Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot yesterday on the two leading strategies, and neither came out the clear winner.  Mr. Lightfoot gave the team two more months to sort through the implications and benefits of each.

Deep Space Industries Congratulates JAXA on the Successful launch of Hayabusa 2

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JAXA is leading the way in the development of an asteroid mining and space resource economy. Deep Space Industries extends our sincere congratulations to the Haybusa team on their previous and future successes. We share the team’s passion for the exploration and development of deep space resources and congratulate them on their progressive approach to advancing the science and technology needed to extend humanity’s presence into the solar system.

NASA Selects Deep Space for Two Asteroid Contracts

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HOUSTON, Texas – June 19 – NASA today awarded two contracts to Deep Space Industries Inc. to accelerate the agency’s plans to partner with private industry on asteroid prospecting and harvesting. One will analyze commercial approaches to NASA’s asteroid goals and how an industry-led asteroid economy can make crewed Mars missions safer, sooner, and less expensive. The second will examine several small asteroid-prospecting payloads that can be launched as hitchhikers on NASA missions.

World’s Leading Asteroid Expert Joins Deep Space Industries; Lewis “Wrote the Book” on Meteor Strikes, Asteroid Mining

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HOUSTON, TX ­ February 20

Deep Space Industries announced that astronomer and asteroid expert Dr. John Lewis will assume the role of Chief Scientist for the firm, whose goal is the exploration, harvesting and processing of space resources, such as asteroids. Author of such seminal works in the field as the books “Rain of Iron and Ice” and “Mining the Sky,” Dr. Lewis is considered to be one of the the world’s pre­eminent asteroid experts.

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