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Planetary Society Hangout: Arkyd Telescopes, Planetary Resources, Chris Lewicki

Thursday, Jun 27, noon PDT/1900 UTC

Posted by Bruce Betts

2013/06/27 11:15 CDT

Topics: podcasts and videos, interview, Future Mission Concepts, asteroids, optical telescopes

Planetary Society Chief Operating Officer Jennifer Vaughn and host Planetary Society Director of Projects Bruce Betts had a Google Hangout with Chris Lewicki, President of Planetary Resources, about their upcoming Arkyd telescopes including one for the public, asteroid mining, and more.  Planetary Resources has already raised $1.2 million via an ongoing Kickstarter campaign to make one of their ARKYD space telescopes available for public use.  We talked to Chris about the ARKYD telescopes, asteroid mining, and asteroids in general.  

The video of the hangout is below.


ARKYD

PRI

ARKYD
The ARKYD 100 is the first private space telescope, to be operated in low-Earth orbit. It is a stepping-stone to the larger spacecraft planned to be used by Planetary Resources for asteroid prospecting.
 

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Comments:

AstroAllie5: 06/27/2013 02:41 CDT

Hi! Please share more info about the membership of Planetary Society -- how many and how do they participate?

Bruce Betts: 06/27/2013 03:38 CDT

You can find more info by clicking the Join the Planetary Society link on this page, and links therein including this one on "Why Join?": http://www.planetary.org/become-a-member/why-join/

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