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Old 07-16-2015, 05:25 PM
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ASTEROID MINING TEST VEHICLE JUST LAUNCHED FROM THE SPACE STATION

Planetary Resources, a company that wants to mine asteroids for precious materials, has just launched a demonstration vehicle to test out its asteroid mining technologies. The breadbox-sized Arkyd 3 Reflight is so-named because the original Arkyd 3 died a fiery death in the Orbital Sciences explosion in October. This one survived its launch to the International Space Station in April, and today, astronauts booted it out of an airlock to see how it fares in low Earth orbit.
The vehicle’s mission is to test out components that the company later plans to send into deep space to visit resource-rich asteroids, with the goal of extracting water, which can be broken down in to hydrogen and oxygen for rocket fuel, and valuable metals, including platinum.
Over the next 90 days or so, the little spacecraft will test out its avionics and control systems--it won't actually be doing any drilling anytime soon. While low Earth orbit isn’t a perfect facsimile to deep space, it will give the components a taste of the harsh environments they would face on the job—including extremely cold temperatures, radiation, and the vacuum of space. By pinpointing the components’ weaknesses in low Earth orbit, the company can hopefully fix any problems before sending spacecraft further beyond Earth.

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interesting stuff.fuck people on Earth lets explore space.

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Re: ASTEROID MINING TEST VEHICLE JUST LAUNCHED FROM THE SPACE STATION

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Re: ASTEROID MINING TEST VEHICLE JUST LAUNCHED FROM THE SPACE STATION

Asteroid mining, be cool seeing what ore is found

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All a cash cow, they're after the trillions of dollars in platinum and other such goodies hidden within those buggers.

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Re: ASTEROID MINING TEST VEHICLE JUST LAUNCHED FROM THE SPACE STATION

Bout time. Can't wait til they get off of their arses, Nasa or any other Space Company and send that (Still in design) concept of the Robot Eel drilling drone to Europa. Gotta go where it seems highly likely that there will be life under all that ice, fingers crossed!

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