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ARKYD

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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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For more information, visit the Planetary Resources website.

One ARKYD is being funded through a Kickstarter campaign.

This one will enable people to take "space selfies":

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"Space Selfie" from ARKYD 100

More information about the ARKYD Kickstarter in this infographic:

ARKYD Kickstarter infographic
Original image data dated on or about May 30, 2013

 

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