Tag: Deep Space Industries

Deep Space Industries to Bring ISISpace Flight Hardware to American Market

Comments

dsi_logoDSI Partners with Europe’s Leading Nanosat Manufacturer, ISISpace

MOFFETT FIELD, Ca. (ISISpace/DSI RP) — Innovative Solutions In Space (ISISpace), a recognized leader in the world-wide nanosat market, and Deep Space Industries have announced a partnership that will deliver significant benefits to customers, at highly competitive prices. Deep Space Industries will utilize ISISpace’s flight proven hardware and avionics in addition to DSI’s own proprietary technologies to provide high-quality, low-cost, agile nanosat platforms in the American market.

“Deep Space Industries is extremely excited to be able to offer ISISpace’s professional quality Cubesat-compatible flight systems to our American customers. This new partnership will enable U.S. customers to benefit from the finest quality European parts backed by years of success,” said Daniel Faber, CEO of Deep Space Industries. “Coupled with DSI’s innovative new technologies and our integration and engineering expertise, this partnership will allow us to provide the highest quality nanosat platforms to our customers at competitive prices.”

Continue reading ‘Deep Space Industries to Bring ISISpace Flight Hardware to American Market’

Asteroid Property Rights Legislation Introduced in Congress

34 Comments
Welcome WRANGLER, a NIAC-funded idea to capture and de-spin asteroids and space debris. (Credit: Robert Hoyt/Tethers Unlimited)

Welcome WRANGLER, a NIAC-funded idea to capture and de-spin asteroids and space debris. (Credit: Robert Hoyt/Tethers Unlimited)

Legislation that would grant property rights to entities mining asteroids has been introduced in Congress.

“Any asteroid resources obtained in outer space are the property of the entity that obtained such resources, which shall be entitled to all property rights thereto, consistent with applicable provisions of Federal law,” the measure states.

Continue reading ‘Asteroid Property Rights Legislation Introduced in Congress’

Deep Space Industries Selected for NASA SBIR Contract

Comment
Deep Space Industries will build a constellation of 24 nano-sats, called BitSats for Dunvegan Space Systems. (Credit:  Bryan Versteeg, DSI)

Deep Space Industries will build a constellation of 24 nano-sats, called BitSats for Dunvegan Space Systems. (Credit: Bryan Versteeg, DSI)

NASA has selected Deep Space Industries for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I award to develop asteroid simulants for use in testing technologies on the ground.

Continue reading ‘Deep Space Industries Selected for NASA SBIR Contract’

DSI Forges Partnership with Bitcoin Pioneer

Comments
Deep Space Industries will build a constellation of 24 nano-sats, called BitSats for Dunvegan Space Systems. (Credit:  Bryan Versteeg, DSI)

Deep Space Industries will build a constellation of 24 nano-sats, called BitSats for Dunvegan Space Systems. (Credit: Bryan Versteeg, DSI)

ATLANTA, GA, March 12, 2015 (DSI PR) –  Jeff Garzik, Bitcoin pioneer and CEO of Dunvegan Space Systems (DSS) announced he has signed a contract with Deep Space Industries (DSI) to build a 24 BitSat satellite constellation as the first element of a new strategic alliance between the two firms. The nanosats to be used in the Dunvegan constellation designed by DSI provide an order of magnitude cost advantage over traditional telecommunication satellites.  Based on the industry standard Cubesat form factor, BitSat enables a cost and performance framework that supports the open platform business model employed by Dunvegan.

Continue reading ‘DSI Forges Partnership with Bitcoin Pioneer’

DSI Opens Lab in Silicon Valley

Comments

dsi_logoMOFFETT FIELD, Calif. (DSI PR) – Deep Space last month opened a lab and office at the NASA Ames Research Park at Moffett Field in Silicon Valley, and expanded its staff. The new facility provides space to begin assembly of the company’s initial spacecraft for an exciting project to be announced next month, with room to expand. The new location enhances the visibility of Deep Space with the NASA-Ames leadership for partnering and contracting. Ames is NASA’s lead center for small spacecraft and hosts a number of agency experts in commercial space. The new facility is in close proximity to technology-savvy investors, partners and a skilled technology workforce.

Deep Space also is growing its team with several new hires and research collaborators. Colorado-based Rhonda Stevenson is now Chief Sales and Promotions Officer, starting with the revamp of the Deep Space By Design retail web site and also covering games, apps, and retail product licensing.

Continue reading ‘DSI Opens Lab in Silicon Valley’

“Space: The Next Industrial Revolution” Panel Discussion

Comments

Emerging Space – The Next Industrial Revolution

Bruce Pittman, Chief System Engineer, NASA Space Portal, Moffett Field, CA; Daniel Faber, Chief Executive Officer, Deep Space Industries, McLean, VA; Robert P. Hoyt, CEO & Chief Scientist, Tethers Unlimited Inc., Bothell, WA; Col Gregory Johnson, USAF (Ret.), President & Executive Director, CASIS, Melbourne, FL; Aaron Kemmer, CEO, Made in Space, Inc., Moffett Field, CA; Jeffrey Manber, Managing Director, NanoRacks, Houston, TX

Editor’s Note: This is an excellent panel discussion. It’s long, but it’s worth watching all the way through to understand what’s going on in commercial space. The Commercial Crew Program gets a lot of attention, but the things that CASIS, NanoRacks, Made in Space and others are probably under appreciated at this point. Things are beginning to shift in a very significant way.

NASA Selects 18 Proposals for Asteroid Redirect Mission Studies

Comment
In this concept image, the robotic vehicle deploys an inflatable bag to envelop a free-flying small asteroid before redirecting it to a distant retrograde lunar orbit. (Credit: NASA)

In this concept image, the robotic vehicle deploys an inflatable bag to envelop a free-flying small asteroid before redirecting it to a distant retrograde lunar orbit. (Credit: NASA)

WASHINGTON (NASA PR) — NASA has selected 18 proposals for studies under the Asteroid Redirect Mission Broad Agency Announcement (BAA).  These six-month studies will mature system concepts and key technologies and assess the feasibility of potential commercial partnerships to support the agency’s Asteroid Redirect Mission, a key part of the agency’s stepping stone path to send humans to Mars.

The agency is working on two concepts for the mission. The first concept would fully capture a very small asteroid in free space and the other would retrieve a boulder off of a much larger asteroid. Both concepts would redirect an asteroid mass less than 10 meters in size to orbit the moon. Astronauts aboard the Orion spacecraft launched on the Space Launch System (SLS) would rendezvous with the captured asteroid mass in lunar orbit and collect samples for return to Earth.

Continue reading ‘NASA Selects 18 Proposals for Asteroid Redirect Mission Studies’

Bitcoins in Space

Comment

dsi_logoATLANTA, GA., April 23, 2014 (DSI PR) – Bitcoins took one small step towards space today with the announcement of a preliminary design contract between Jeff Garzik’s Dunvegan Space Systems and Deep Space Industries Inc. as part of a drive to develop an orbital system for the not-for-profit BitSat project. The BitSats will comprise an orbital node for the bitcoin network now on Earth with a constellation of tiny BitSats continuously broadcasting the latest bitcoin block from orbit, enhancing the resiliency of bitcoin in the event of disruptions or outages to the terrestrial bitcoin P2P mesh network.

“Private spaceflight is breaking big, driving down costs so that great ideas like BitSats are within reach of even volunteer nonprofits,” said Garzik, who is organizing a donation-supported campaign to build and fly the system. “We want to keep bitcoin healthy and free by finding alternative ways to distribute block chain data.”

Continue reading ‘Bitcoins in Space’

Video: Deep Space Industries David Gump on Asteroid Mining

21 Comments

Deep Space Industries CEO David Gump talks about asteroid mining.

Deep Space Industries Opens Retail Website

Comments

slider-DSI-merch_260
HOUSTON, Texas, August 26, 2013 (DSI PR) –
While you may not be able to get there yet, Deep Space Industries is offering you the chance to participate in the opening of space while showing the world you are in the know, be it on your wall, on your desk or even on your body.

Continue reading ‘Deep Space Industries Opens Retail Website’