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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…

 

 

 

Deep Space in the News

‘Space Lawyers’ Help Startups Navigate the Final Legal Frontier

wsj-wallstreetjournal-convertedAttorneys make up new legalese as businesses reach for the stars; spacecraft tort, asteroid mining disputes.  When Sagi Kfir meets people and tells them he is a “space attorney,” they usually think he has a strange way of saying he is in real estate. He says that when he adds that he is chief counsel of an asteroid mining company, people start telling “Star Wars” jokes. One common question: Do you represent Chewbacca or Han Solo? “I’m always the most interesting lawyer at a cocktail party,” says Mr. Kfir, 42 years old.  Read More…

How Asteroid Mining Could Pay for Our First Space Colony

gizmodo_03Many of us dream of living on other planets, but are two things we’ll need before it can actually happen: money and raw materials. Now some companies say they have a solution to this problem. They’ll mine asteroids for valuable metal ores, and for basic resources like water that we’ll need once we’re far from Earth. Originally published on Gizmodo.com  Read More…

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