Each line of business in our roadmap provides a technical and revenue producing foundation for the successive businesses.
Space telescope service
We are currently building a space telescope with a 10 inch mirror, launching as a co-payload on a SpaceX launch vehicle in late 2018. This commercial telescope will provide ultraviolet, visible, and infrared imaging for astronomical purposes, available to professional and amateur astronomers around the world.
The telescope will also provide multi-spectral Earth observation at close to one meter resolution, for use in scientific, commercial, and U.S. military applications.
The SpaceFab telescope design provides more than four times the light gathering mirror area and more than three times better resolution, compared to other satellite telescopes of equivalent size.
Communications consists of a combination of RF command / control and high speed laser data downlink.
This space telescope is the first in a family of larger, more sensitive, and higher resolution astronomical and Earth observation satellites, emphasizing low cost and high performance.
Space Mining and Manufacturing
Our first mission in this business line will use our high efficiency ion engine accelerator
and robotic arm technology to travel to the nearest metal asteroid (1986 DA) and return material to Earth for analysis.
Future missions will mine, process, and manufacture metal objects made from the nickel-iron of the asteroid.
Initially, we will build components for a factory. Once a small factory is built, we will provide on-demand manufacturing services for customers. A portion of the factory capacity will be used to expand the factory, resulting in exponential manufacturing growth. This will exponentially lower the cost of products manufactured in space, allowing affordable manufacturing in space on a massive level not feasible before.
2017-2018: Design, build, and test our Waypoint Space Telescope
2019: Waypoint-1A Space Telescope Satellite launch
2020: Waypoint-1B Space Telescope Satellite launch
2021: Waypoint-2A Space Telescope Satellite launch
2022: Waypoint-2B Space Telescope Satellite launch
2023: Waypoint-2C Space Telescope Satellite launch
2024: Waypoint-2D Space Telescope Satellite launch
2025: Asteroid Return Satellite launch