Optimized Bucket Wheel Design for Asteroid Excavation

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Nallapu, Ravi Teja; Thoesen, Andrew; Garvie, Laurence; Asphaug, Erik; Thangavelautham, Jekanthan;
  • Subject: Computer Science - Robotics | Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics

Current spacecraft need to launch with all of their required fuel for travel. This limits the system performance, payload capacity, and mission flexibility. One compelling alternative is to perform In-Situ Resource Utilization (ISRU) by extracting fuel from small bodies... View more
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