Asteroid prospector demonstrator deployed

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Asteroid prospector demonstrator deployed

Post by Sam Fraser » Fri Oct 16, 2015 5:19 am

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Arkyd 3 Reflight (A3R) spacecraft, created by...asteroid-mining firm Planetary Resources, aims to test critical electronic systems and software during its 90-day mission.

[The] next demonstrator, called the Arkyd-6 (A6), is scheduled to test the “next generation of attitude control, power, communication, and avionics systems” along with sensors that can analyze asteroids for the resources they contain.


http://spectrum.ieee.org/tech-talk/aero ... ce-station

(A bit late in reporting this, but good to see actual hardware deployed.)
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