The vision of Digital Astronautics is to build a space based commercial infrastructure that will lead to the crewed exploration of deep space.
We see many small exciting steps before us, beginning with the launch of small satellites. These nanosats and picosats, CubeSats, PocketQubes, ChipSats and Sprints, will engage the public via satellite spotting and satellite games, Earth Science telemetry for schools and publically accessible space telescopes.
Our intent is that our satellites will grow into space networks to support the prospecting of Near Earth Asteroids (NEA).
Mining these NEA’s, in whatever form it takes (robotic spacecraft, manned missions, redirection), will fuel human interplanetary exploration, from Lunar Colonies, to Martian Settlements and crewed missions to the Outer Planets.