Behind The Black Postings By Robert Zimmerman

The plans and proposed launch schedule of the new asteroid mining company, Deep Space Industries.

They aim to do their work using cubesats, which will keep everything cheap and simple, with the first launches by 2015, and the first sample return missions by 2016. Their new manufacturing technology appears to be a variation of 3D printing, though the descriptions so far released remain vague on details.

We should have even more information later today, after their press conference, aired live on youtube here at 1 pm (eastern).

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  1. Thanks for that. My opinion is that space mining will be the “killer app” for routine space access. More companies entering the fray, increases competition, encouraging further innovation, therefore bringing such a venture to successful fruition.

    Bob Clark

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