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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.

Russian Satellite Could Soon Be the Brightest 'Star' in the Night Sky

Russian Satellite Could Soon Be the Brightest 'Star' in the Night Sky That could change in the coming days, as a team of Russian engineers and students from the Moscow State Mechanical Engineering University (MAMI) deploy the Mayak satellite.The satellite itself is a standard cubesat around the size of a loaf of bread, but it’s going to deploy a solar reflector that could make it one of the brightest objects in the sky.

Smallest-Ever Working Satellites Reach Orbit

Smallest-Ever Working Satellites Reach Orbit Today, many smaller space projects are taking place thanks to inexpensive CubeSats, but a company called Breakthrough Starshot has something even smaller in mind.This deployment was seen by Breakthrough Starshot as a proof-of-concept.