Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Papercraft ARKYD-100 space telescope
The mission of Planetary Resources is to develop technology to explore space, and in particular technology to one day mine asteroids for their natural resources.
One step in that direction is the development of the (relatively...) low-cost space telescope ARKYD-100, that could not only survey near-Earth asteroids to see whether they could be mined, but could also be used for other tasks.
Download + build your own papercraft ARKYD-100 space telescope (by Planetary Resources):
(download instructions: scroll down and click the "THE PAPER ARKYD" image on Planetary Resources Kickstarter page)
(old link: http://www.planetaryresources.com/arkyd-pledge-now/)