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Architecture for an Asteroid-Mining Spacecraft



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.


Mining Operation Tetrahedral Element Solar Sail Near Earth Asteroid Near Earth Object 
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  1. 1.Rutgers UniversityNew JerseyUSA

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