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Deep Space Industries Announces Fleet of Asteroid Hunting Spacecraft

Deep Space Industries announced today that it will send a fleet of asteroid-prospecting spacecraft out into the solar system to hunt for resources to accelerate space development to benefit Earth.  These “FireFly” spacecraft utilize low-cost cubesat components and get discounted delivery to space by ride-sharing on the launch of larger communications satellites.

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  • January 21, 2013
Deep Space: Mine

Move over, Peter D! You’ve got company! Former Astrobotic Technology President David Gump has resurfaced with a new company, Deep Space Industries, which will announce the “world’s first fleet of commercial asteroid-prospecting spacecraft” during a press conference at the Santa Monica Museum of Flying on Tuesday, Jan. 22. Deep Space Industries is the second asteroid mining company to make a public announcement in the past year. Planetary Resources — founded […]

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  • January 17, 2013
Astrobiotic Lays Out Lunar Data Library Licensing, Flight Schedule

Astrobotic to License Access to Lunar Data Library David Gump “Astrobotic will create a ‘Digital Moon’ by developing an integrated lunar library of company-collected data combined with information from open sources. Data types will range from radiation and soil characteristics to the performance of various components and materials in the lunar environment. Data products will range from raw collections to highly processed information solutions that meet our customers’ needs…. “The […]

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  • December 13, 2008
Google Lunar X Prize Competitor Astrobiotic to Send Robot to Moon in May 2010

Astrobiotic Press Release
30 October 2008

At a meeting of worldwide Moon exploration experts, Astrobotic Technology Inc. today unveiled its plans for a series of robotic expeditions to build a lunar data library.

“Astrobotic will robotically explore the Moon’s high-interest areas on a commercial basis, collecting information required to design future outposts and to answer scientific questions about the Moon and Earth,” said President David Gump. “Our data library also will point the way to utilizing lunar energy and mineral resources to lower the cost of exploration and eventually supply markets on Earth.”


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  • November 1, 2008