Asteroid mining company Planetary Resources partners with 3D printing giant

Just a few months after partnering with the nation’s largest engineering firm, Bellevue-based asteroid-mining company Planetary Resources announced a new investment from a 3D printing giant. 3D Systems, a South Carolina-based manufacturer of 3D printing products, is making an undisclosed investment in Planetary to help spur development of the company’s Arykd-100 spacecraft. This comes after Bechtel Corporation, the largest… Read More


Asteroid-mining company raises $1M for world’s first crowdfunded space telescope

It’s official: The world’s first crowdfunded, public use space telescope will be sent into space within two years. Planetary Resources, the Bellevue-based asteroid-mining company, met its Kickstarter campaign goal of $1 million on Thursday, as more than 12,000 backers pitched in to launch a customized version of the company’s Arkyd-100 robot spaceship with an external camera into near-Earth… Read More


Asteroid-mining company reveals new telescope, says ‘water is the gateway drug of space’

A lot has happened since Bellevue-based Planetary Resources announced its plans to mine near-earth asteroids just one year ago. To celebrate its one-year anniversary, the company just held a half-hour live stream today to discuss the past 365 days and talk about plans for the future. “It’s really just been epic,” President and Chief Asteroid Miner… Read More


Planetary Resources pulls in cash from nation’s largest engineering firm to help mine asteroids

Planetary Resources, the asteroid-mining company backed by some of the biggest names in technology and aerospace, just announced a big investment and new partnership with one of the world’s leading engineering companies. Bechtel Corporation, the largest construction and engineering company in the U.S. with 53,000 employees across 50 countries, has joined Planetary’s core group of… Read More