Planetary Resources, a company founded by several space entrepreneurs and backed by such high-profile names as James Cameron, Larry Page, and Eric Schmidt, plans to begin prospecting for natural resources like water or precious metals in near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) by 2022. Co-founder Peter Diamandis claims that "everything we hold of value on Earth — metals, minerals, energy, real estate, water — is in near-infinite quantities in space."
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By Amar Toor
- Apr 24, 2012, 6:19 PM UTC
Planetary Resources has announced its plans to launch a personal space telescope and other prospecting craft that will target near-Earth asteroids for resource mining.
- Apr 24, 2012, 2:26 PM UTC
Planetary Resources, a high-profile company that plans to mine asteroids for precious metals, has announced more details about its technology and methods.
- Apr 24, 2012, 12:56 PM UTC
Larry Page, Eric Schmidt, and James Cameron will begin space mining operations by 2022, details later today
A number of details about Planetary Resources' plans have been revealed prior to a public webcast at 10:30AM PDT.
By Jamie Keene
- Apr 18, 2012, 5:37 PM UTC
James Cameron, Google's co-founders, and others are backing a new company that will combine space exploration and natural resource gathering, possibly by mining asteroids for minerals.