News Archive / Tagged: Planetary Resources
The technology demonstration spacecraft Arkyd-6, built by Planetary Resources to test technologies for future asteroid prospecting, has completed all of its mission requirements, the company said April 24, 2018.
After years of development, the Planetary Resources-built Arkyd-6 is finally on the last leg of its journey into space. It is scheduled to be launched as a secondary payload atop India’s PSLV-C40 mission in January 2018.
Luxembourg and U.S.-based Planetary Resources inked a nearly $28 million deal expected to accelerate the firm’s efforts. The investment secures funding for the company’s primary goal of mining resources from NEOs, with the aim of launching the first commercial asteroid-prospecting mission by 2020.