Final Update and FULL Refund
Greetings ARKYD backers!
When we announced plans for our crowdfunding campaign, “ARKYD: A Space Telescope for Everyone,” the support from the Kickstarter community was (and still is) amazing! Our goal... Read more
A3R to Deploy This Week from ISS
Quick update for you all on some exciting developments happening THIS WEEK!
The Arkyd 3 Reflight technology demonstration spacecraft is in a queue and is set to deploy... Read more
Another Space Kickstarter Surpasses $1 Million!
We are happy to announce that the LightSail Kickstarter from The Planetary Society has surpassed the $1 million mark, and has over 19,000 backers!
It is thrilling to see another... Read more
Vibration Testing Arkyd 6 at Planetary Resources
To get anything into space these days, you must first launch it on a rocket. A simple trip to visualize, but the real ride to space is incredibly intense.... Read more
How we are moving forward!
Tuesday was a rough day for us, but we’re already moving forward with vigor and optimism! As you may have heard, a rocket bound for the International Space... Read more
Exclusive update from Peter Diamandis and more on YOUR ARKYD!
Caitlin here, your Community Foreman, with an update...
SO much has happened already this Summer, and we are super excited to share updates on progress towards your ARKYD... Read more
Now YOU can hunt for asteroids with Asteroid Zoo!
As of today, YOU can be just like the ARKYD...an asteroid hunting machine.
Because of your support during the Kickstarter, Planetary Resources and Zooniverse are pleased to announce... Read more
Meet Caitlin: Your Community Foreman
The moment you and nearly 18,000 others rallied together to achieve ARKYD for EVERYONE, my team kicked into high gear to bring our ARKYD Space Telescope to the public.
You... Read more
The First Beta Space Selfies and Planetary Annihilation Game Keys
Few aspects of building ARKYD have been as fun as gearing up to take your photos into space and feature them above our planet as "Space Selfies". Together... Read more
Spacecraft, Shirts, Memberships and More.
There’s been A LOT happening here at ARKYD headquarters, with nary a moment to catch our breath as we stay on track to launch your orbiting space telescope. Here’s a... Read more
Final Day for ARKYD Kickstarter Extension + Updates and ARKYD Inspiration
Kickstarter Extension Period: Final Day
Tomorrow is the final day for our Kickstarter Extension! At midnight PT on Friday this extension period, and with it your chance to get (or... Read more
Kickstarter Limited Extension Now Open (July 9th through July 19th)
Due to popular demand, now through midnight PT on July 19th we are offering anyone who missed the chance to pledge during our campaign an opportunity to be a part... Read more
8 Hours to Resolve Payment + Grace Period Starts This Week + Blooper Reel
Payment Errors: Final 8 Hours to Correct
If there were issues processing your payment, you now have just eight hours to resolve them and ensure your involvement as an ARKYD... Read more
THANK YOU! WE DID IT!
Thanks to you: The ARKYD and ASTEROID ZOO are GO!
We are absolutely moved beyond words to be starting this journey with you. ARKYD is now one of the TOP... Read more
Final Four Hours - Join Live Stream NOW
LIVE NOW » http://www.planetaryresources.com/livestream
Come CELEBRATE with us + Bill Nye, liquid nitrogen and a Dunk Tank.
There will be big announcements every half hour, and good use will be made... Read more
A Tesla Cannon. The Oatmeal, Bill Nye, and a Knight. Together for Our Finale... This is the Most EPIC Update You Will Ever Read.
As the Days Turn into Hours...
We prepare for the grand finale!
Only 55 hours remain in our ARKYD campaign. Join us for our live-streamed finale event at the Simonyi Space Gallery at the Museum of... Read more
Mystery Goal Revealed, Planetary Defense...Planetary Annihilation!
Asteroid Zoo Stretch Goal: Aid in Planetary Defense
Today we call on our backers to aid in the defense of our planet! If we can reach US$1.7 million in these... Read more
As we gear up for the final push, a free ARKYD model to thank YOU!
Yesterday, Rainn Wilson proclaimed himself Intergalatic Skylord and Corn Dog Lover, with an onslaught of probing questions and wild accusations of asteroid theft and alien invasions:
He also built... Read more
At The Office Today, Ask Us Anything Tomorrow
Remember to hangout today with Rainn Wilson (Dwight Schrute, The Office) and Planetary Resources’ Peter Diamandis as they discuss asteroid homesteading, plans for cosmic domination, and how... Read more
Our final week. Together, let’s find Dagobah!
Just six days remain to reach our $2,000,000 goal and enhance ARKYD with exoplanet detection capabilities.
If we can make it, we think YOU should NAME the first alien planet... Read more
Today, you made it so.
We passed our $1M campaign funding goal today and are now on the way to our $2M stretch goal of searching for Alien Planets.
Thanks to you, we WILL build... Read more
11,000 Backers! New Stretch Goal, Add-Ons, Dwight Schrute and more
Thanks to you, Leo at Twit.tv and The Oatmeal, we’ve done it! Many exciting announcements to make:
New $1.5M Mystery Stretch Goal Revealed!
When we reach $1.5 Million in pledges,... Read more
What ARKYD means to you: Kevin’s Story
Kevin Lee is pulling out all the stops to support our Kickstarter campaign: recruiting friends and family to support the educational cause. Chief Asteroid Miner Chris Lewicki had a Google+... Read more
RPG Legend, Fringe Division Agent, Teacher-of-the-Year, and Kid Asteroid Miner!
What do these people have in common? They love ARKYD and they’ve told us so. Check out the sound bites from a few of our supporters from around the world:... Read more
It’s been a busy 24 hours!
Since yesterday, we’ve:
- Announced our epic Stretch Goal of searching for alien planets,
- Launched our Science and Education Video Contest to bring the ARKYD to
- Kicked off a... Read more
Stretch Goals Announced! We Need YOUR Help Hunting for Alien Planets
That’s right. We’re totally doing it... IFwe can hit our ultimate stretch goal of US$2 million, we’ll be able to enhance ARKYD’s stability systems and dedicate time to monitoring... Read more
Bringing space exploration to your community
Education that inspires our youth today will fuel discoveries and continued prosperity tomorrow. It’s what will produce our future asteroid miners.
That’s why a huge part of the ARKYD campaign... Read more
One Million by Monday with New Pledge Levels
As we approach our campaign goal at the one million mark, we are gearing up to announce one of the most audacious stretch goals on Kickstarter.
If we reach our... Read more
More love from the Star Trek universe
At the launch of our Kickstarter, Brent Spiner pledged $5,000 to become an Education Ambassador, providing access to the ARKYD space telescope at his son’s school.
Today Rod Roddenberry (son... Read more
The Science of Space Selfies
Our most popular pledge levels have been those involving Space Selfies. Because this has never been done before, we need to be especially careful to get it right the first... Read more
What does space mean to you?
We're thrilled at the support this project has received, and we're really impressed with the enthusiasm of our community.
We want to reward you guys by giving you the opportunity... Read more
Jason Silva Inspiration
We’re halfway there!
The show of support you guys have shown us has been phenomenal. We’re at $562,000 just two days into this campaign.
Your support is helping us to... Read more
A Big Thank You
Video Update From Chris: http://youtu.be/b_27Y1Pn3rM
We're absolutely blown away by your support and enthusiasm for this mission. We have received hundreds of messages, so it will take us a little while... Read more