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. Our primary mission goal is to explore and test our excavation equipment and validate the feasibility of asteroid mining at scale.
The core idea behind space-based solar power is to build massive power stations in orbit, leveraging the fact that solar power in space is available permanently (no day-night cycle, clouds or shadow reducing
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
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