Architecture for an asteroid-mining spacecraft

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The purpose of this chapter is to propose a spacecraft concept that may be a good generic framework for operations on a variety of asteroid types, shapes and sizes, that can be performed in a straightforward way, regardless of whether mining operations are performed on-site or the body is moved into orbit about, say, the Moon.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAsteroids
Subtitle of host publicationProspective Energy and Material Resources
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783642392443
ISBN (Print)3642392431, 9783642392436
StatePublished - Aug 1 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Benaroya, H. (2013). Architecture for an asteroid-mining spacecraft. In Asteroids: Prospective Energy and Material Resources (Vol. 9783642391682, pp. 403-413). Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.