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DSI builds and operates cutting edge spacecraft and develops technology solutions for government, scientific and commercial customers. Learn More…

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DSI was founded to find, harvest, and supply the asteroid resources that will transform the space economy.
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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.
What are Asteroids Made Of?

What are Asteroids Made Of?

  • 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. 
  • 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.
  • In fact, many terrestrial mines are harvesting materials deposited on Earth by asteroid impacts in the distant past.  Even on Earth, it is often easier to find and utilize asteroid resources, than Earth resources. 
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.

Think small.

It’s estimated that in the last 50 years, more than 2,000 small spacecraft have been deployed into low Earth orbit. And for good reason. Deep Space Industries frequently receives questions about the miniaturized spacecraft that are shaping the commercial space industry, the role they play in harnessing the solar system’s resources, and the “microspace approach.” And what exactly is the difference between nano-, micro-, and small satellites? Read More…

Is Asteroid Mining Legal?

People often ask, “Is asteroid mining legal, especially considering the Outer Space Treaty of 1967?” The simple answer is: Yes. In November 2015, an historic step was taken toward opening up the reaches of the solar system and beyond for humanity when President Obama signed the Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act. 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.  Read more…

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