This paper presents methods of orbit transfer for small
planetoids from the main belt to the future colonies on Mars using current
technologies. The results show that by using nuclear weapon or even kinetic energy
weapon (for retrograde bodies) asteroids with masses up to about 100 tons can
be moved. Both options assume that asteroid will survive explosion.
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