publication . Other literature type . Doctoral thesis . 2013

Asteroid Mining And Prospecting

Esty, Thomas;
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  • Published: 08 May 2013
  • Publisher: Zenodo
Abstract
There has been a recent increase in interest in the idea of mining asteroids, as seen from the founding of multiple companies who seek to make this science fiction idea science fact. We analyzed a number of prior papers on asteroids to make an estimate as to whether mining asteroids is within the realm of possibility. Existing information on asteroid number, composition, and orbit from past research was synthesized with a new analysis using binomial statistics of the number of probes that would be required to find a valuable asteroid. This information, combined with data on the prices of potentially valuable materials found in asteroids and the past cost of NASA...
Subjects
free text keywords: Asteroids, Mining, Astronomy
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publication . Other literature type . Doctoral thesis . 2013

Asteroid Mining And Prospecting

Esty, Thomas;