Commercial Spaceflight And The Dawning Age of NewSpace

B612 Presses Ahead with Asteroid Mission Despite Setbacks

WASHINGTON — A nonprofit organization says it is continuing efforts to develop a space telescope to search for near-Earth asteroids despite fundraising challenges and a recent NASA decision to terminate a cooperative agreement.

The Mill Valley, California-based B612 Foundation announced plans in 2012 to develop Sentinel, a space telescope with an estimated cost of $450 million, to look for asteroids that could pose an impact risk to the Earth. The foundation planned to raise the money privately, seeking donations in an approach it likened to raising money for a museum or university building.

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