Enabling mining of near-earth asteroids for abundant mineral resources that are carbon neutral and sustainable.

The challenges

Geopolitical challenge

Critical raw materials

The EU flags almost 50 chemical elements as critical, meaning they are required to sustain our industrial ecosystem and drive the Green Deal, but have significant supply risk.

100% of the platinum group metals are sourced from China, South Africa and Russia
99% of the rare earth minerals group are sourced from China
86% of all cobalt is sourced from China and the Democratic
Republic of Congo

Socio-economic challenge

Unfair mining on earth

Earth mining is a key driver for bribery and corruption in many developing countries, as well as a tool of wealth displacement that creates massive income inequality. Poor working conditions are combined with child labor, no governance and very limited oversight.

Artisanal miners in the DRC earn $1 to $4 per day selling cobalt which ends up in our cars, laptops and phones

Environmental challenge

Waste and depletion of energy, water and life

The numbers are clear.

80%

Water stress

Share of mines in high water stress locations

35%

Carbon footprint

Current share of mining in global carbon footprint

100%

Ecosystem and biodiversity loss

Share of mines with tailings, dust and waste causing ecosystem and biodiversity degradation

Our mission

We are going to mine near-earth asteroids to provide abundant, sustainable water and mineral resources for the space economy.

Current state of discovery

Over 50 years of surveying has identified around 26 thousand near-earth asteroids, out of an estimated total of around 200 billion. Most of these observations lack definition, missing crucial data such as the spin, exact orbit and composition of the asteroids.

Only 0.001% of near-earth asteroids have been identified so far