Planetary Resources launches first satellite: http://www.space.com/29975-asteroid-mining-planetary-resource... They're alive and still plan to mine asteroids.
This sat tests avionics; next will test more avionics, next will look for a fit asteroid from Earth orbit, and the next after that will be a spacecraft bound for the chosen asteroid, around 2018. Goldbugs take note: in 2020s gold and platinoids will plummet! :) #space ‎- 9000