IJAA  Vol.3 No.4 , December 2013
Cosmic Engineering: Moving Asteroids
Author(s) Marcin Misiak
Affiliation(s)
UAM, Poznan, Poland.
ABSTRACT

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.


Cite this paper
M. Misiak, "Cosmic Engineering: Moving Asteroids," International Journal of Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 3 No. 4, 2013, pp. 517-519. doi: 10.4236/ijaa.2013.34060.
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