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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…

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…

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…

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…