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News Archive / Tagged: Deep Space Industries

  • Industry expert: Asteroid mining could begin within the next 10–20 years

    Tomasz NowakowskiOctober 31st, 2017

    Mining the countless space rocks found in our Solar System for valuable resources could become a reality within two decades. This is according to J.L. Galache of Aten Engineering. However, he cautions that there are still many challenges that must first be overcome to make it happen that quickly.

  • Companies compete to lead the charge to mine asteroids

    Curt GodwinAugust 12th, 2016

    In what many believe to be one of the next logical steps in broadening space as a commercial market, Deep Space Industries (DSI) has announced its plan to send the world's first commercial mining spacecraft, Prospector-1, to a near-Earth asteroid.