Exoplanet search techniques to used by the enhanced Arkyd 100
Planetary Resources is offering to upgrade an Arkyd 100 satellite for exoplanet hunting if its crowdfunding stretch goal is reached
In May, asteroid mining firm Planetary Resources announced its crowdfunding campaign for one of its Arkyd 100 telescope satellites that backers would be allowed to use for a bit of private space exploration. Having reached over US$860,000 of its $1 million goal on Wednesday, Planetary Resources is upping the ante by offering to upgrade the satellite for exoplanet hunting if pledges reach $2 million before the campaign ends on May 30.
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