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Deep Space Industries partners with Luxembourg for asteroid mining probe

Deep Space Industries partners with Luxembourg for asteroid mining probe Several groups are working on plans to capture and mine asteroids for their mineral wealth, and maybe even turn them into refueling depots for deep space missions.One such company called Deep Space Industries (DSI) has partnered with the government of Luxembourg to design and deploy an asteroid hunting spacecraft called Prospector-X.

This week in space: lots of NASA and Kepler, and a mysterious dimming star

This week in space: lots of NASA and Kepler, and a mysterious dimming star Over the next two years, NASA will work with six companies to produce prototypes for deep space habitats.Boeing is also working with NASA on the SLS, and Bigelow recently sent up the BEAM inflatable space hab module to the ISS.

Planet Explorer's constellation of tiny satellites shows how Earth's surface changes over time

Planet Explorer's constellation of tiny satellites shows how Earth's surface changes over time Eighty-eight of them had the same directive: map the whole globe, every day, for a company called Planet.To do that, Planet needs quite a constellation of satellites.

Australia's back in the satellite game with a teeny tiny new launch

Australia's back in the satellite game with a teeny tiny new launch Unlike the enormous satellites Australia uses for telecommunications, each of these new satellites (or cubesats) is the size of a loaf of bread.But although small, they may provide a key step in enabling Australia’s entry into the global satellite market.