Fleet of FireFlies to Probe Space for Mineral-Rich Asteroids

by Blogburger on January 24, 2013

Deep Space Industries on Tuesday announced plans for a robotic fleet that will scour space for asteroids that can be mined. The company will send out a fleet of FireFly spacecraft in 2015 on journeys of two-to-six months. DSI will build the 55-lb. FireFlies using CubeSat technology. DSI will work with NASA and other partners to identify targets of opportunity, and the FireFlies will piggyback on larger communication satellites being launched.


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