The Future Of Asteroid Hunting

In the recent NASA budget approval, US Congress gave the thumbs down to the Asteroid Initiative program, raising questions to the cost-benefit of bringing an asteroid into the Moon’s orbit. The mission may have been a victim of its own grandiose ambitions, from asteroid prospecting to asteroid capture, asteroid transportation to lunar orbit, then sending…

New Startups Watching Us From Space

Silicon Valley startups are vying for eyes in the skies. The intention is to open up satellite imagery and footage to commercial interests, as well as turn ‘big data’ collected from satellites into meaningful insights.  Some examples these companies cite include… real-time monitoring of freight / logistics, capturing the impact of natural disasters, fire, flood…