In 2026, Karman+ will be flying ‘High Frontier’, our first mission to a near-Earth asteroid. We are focused on carbonaceous asteroids, both for their water content as well as for their physical composition.
Technical Dispatches, as related by the minds behind Karman+, are intended to bring readers behind the scenes and into the research. In this edition, Dr. Lauri Siltala, a Finnish astronomer and asteroid characterization
The NASA OSIRIS-REx spacecraft returned its collected sample on 24 September 2023 before continuing on into its extended mission to asteroid Apophis, which is set to make a close encounter of Earth in
The Concept of Operations (ConOps) for our first mission is focused on achieving the following core goals: * Excavate regolith at kilogram scale * Establish a baseline for cost and scaling in deep space * Characterize
Written in 1976 as a blueprint for expansion into space, Princeton professor Gerard K. O’Neill worked with NASA and other researchers for decades to validate and prove out his plans. The elegance