Asteroid Analytics

Deflecting hazardous asteroids and using them as resources can unlock our potential for innovation and expand our economy into the solar system. Let's keep learning. Let's keep growing.

David Rich

David Rich

@rockyboulders 9 posts

David is a geologist by academic training and petroleum exploration data manager by profession. Passionate about space exploration, he wants to provide resources for anyone wishing to learn more.

Economy of Space

What value do we get from doing things in space? What is the potential for the commercialization of space? And what does that have to do with asteroids? Summary Every non-biological resource that we use here on Earth can be found in asteroids. Once we begin to extract and use these resources, we will...

Read More

Planetary Defense - Characterization (Part 2)

What do we need to do to deflect an asteroid that's going to hit Earth? It's not very simple and it requires decades of intense study and continued technological development.  We're not there yet. find it and characterize the asteroid's orbit EARLY determine its composition and spin rate decide whether or not to deploy...

Read More

Planetary Defense - Detection (Part 1)

(Updated 14 Jul 2017) What do we need to do to deflect an asteroid that's going to hit Earth? It's not very simple and it requires decades of intense study and continued technological development.  We're not there yet. find and characterize the asteroid's orbit EARLY determine its composition and spin rate decide whether or...

Read More

Asteroids and Why They Matter

Why should I learn about asteroids? (Motivation behind Asteroid Analytics) Space offers humanity the opportunity to really become unlimited. Obviously we have to take care of our Earth, the solar system, and all the resources that we have...and use them wisely. BUT there's enough stuff (and the right kind of stuff) out there...

Read More