What is it about?
Potentially hazardous asteroids pose threats to Earth and can be deflected using the dust-to-thrust technique. Available materials present on the asteroid will be converted to dust and an asteroid miner will be releasing the thrust.
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Why is it important?
It is an innovative, mass-minimalist approach to explore and exploit asteroids with the plans of demonstrating the dusting deflection method. it can convert available materials on the asteroid into mining systems that can produce thrust, including guidance systems, propulsion, and energy storage for deflection.
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This page is a summary of: Conceptual Design for Deflecting a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid with a Space Duster, Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets, February 2021, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), DOI: 10.2514/1.a34903.
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