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Asteroid miner AstroForge to the moon and beyond

California-based asteroid miner AstroForge has announced two launch dates this year as the firm targets the exploitation of platinum group metals and potentially rare earths from visiting asteroids.

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Can mining succeed in deep space?

The US firm's missions this year centre on a refinery demonstration that puts its technology to the test in space and a deep space expedition to observe one of its target asteroids, the firm said in a