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Deep Space Laments Loss of First Asteroid Company Spacecraft Mission

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HOUSTON, Texas – Oct. 28 – Executives at Deep Space Industries lamented the loss of Planetary Resources ARKYD 3 that was destroyed during the launch of Orbital Sciences’ Antares rocket, which exploded six seconds after lift-off on the evening of October 28, 2014.

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.

Deep Space Names New CEO

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HOUSTON, Texas – June 5, 2014 – Deep Space Industries announced today that Daniel Faber has been promoted to Chief Executive Officer of the space resources company. Meanwhile, former CEO and company co-founder David Gump is moving into the role of Vice Chair and Director of Marketing and Communications.

Bitcoins in Space One Step Closer

BitSat Design Study Announced   ATLANTA, GA. – April 23, 2014 – Bitcoins took one small step towards space today with the announcement of a preliminary design contract between Jeff Garzik’s Dunvegan Space Systems and Deep Space Industries Inc. as part of a drive...

 

 

 

Deep Space in the News

Firm Aims to Mine Asteroids to Refuel, Build Metal Parts in Space

Los Angeles Times

Swarms of spacecraft may soon be mining asteroids for fuel and minerals and building spare parts in space, if a new private space venture has its way.

Harvesting the resources available in the giant space rocks flying around the solar system could allow spacecraft to build parts when they break or refill their tanks on the long trek to Mars, Deep Space Industries officials said in a news conference Tuesday at the Museum of Flying in Santa Monica.

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