The ARKYD is a technologically advanced, orbiting space telescope that will be controlled by You, the crowd, the first publicly accessible space telescope, through your pledges and community involvement, now in kickstarter!
Take amazing photos of space or have your photo displayed above the Earth. You can even direct your telescope time to non-profit science centers and universities for use in your communities!
“Just think about the true impact of this endeavor for a moment. Together we can provide access to technology that costs tens of millions of dollars into the hands of students, scientists and a new generation of explorers, who will use it in ways we can’t even fathom yet!
At Planetary Resources, our primary focus is mining asteroids, and we’re pushing the boundaries of what is possible by vertically integrating and applying innovations from consumer-based industries. It’s our goal to reduce the cost of space observatories many times over, allowing anyone to access them for their own use. We want to empower the crowd to solve the big problems of our time — and this is the first step to making that a reality.”