[ExI] Planetary Resources' prototype to fly today

Alfio Puglisi alfio.puglisi at gmail.com
Mon Apr 13 13:56:20 UTC 2015

Remember Planetary Resources, the company briefly discussed here more than
one year ago, with the (distant) aim of mining asteroids?

Apparently, they have some progress: Arkyd-3, a technology demonstrator for
the Arkyd-100 telescope, is hitching a ride on a Falcon 9:



A previous Arkyd-3 was lost on a failed Antares launch. Let's hope things
will work better this time.

And don't forget, today's launch is the first decent chance for SpaceX to
land the first stage booster on its slick-looking barge! (see picture
halfway down the first linked page)

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