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DSI Announcements

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…

 

 

 

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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