Asteroid Mining 101: Wealth for the New Space Economy by John S. Lewis

By John S. Lewis

John Lewis, popular writer of well known technological know-how books, Rain of Iron and Ice, and Mining the Sky: Untold Riches from the Asteroids, Comets and Planets, has published his most up-to-date book, Asteroid Mining one hundred and one: Wealth for a brand new area Economy. thought of to be the worlds’ best professional on Asteroids and close to Earth items, Dr. Lewis has created this complete advisor to Asteroid Mining.

The rising asteroid mining has super bold intentions. it's in the realm of threat that their paintings may possibly bring in a transformation in worldwide economics as profound because the business Revolution.

As might be anticipated, press studies facing asteroid mining were a number of, ranging in scope from brief and breezy to wide and severe, and in caliber from actual to impressionistic to easily uninformed.

There is nice cause to be taken with what could be the largest game-changer in human fiscal heritage. and there's sturdy cause to seem heavily on the underlying technological know-how and engineering that shape the root of this work.

“Almost every thing that I care approximately such a lot are available in the pages of this notable paintings: meteorites, comets, asteroids, robots, geology, mining or even spaceships. Dr Lewis is going into attention-grabbing info concerning the beginning and composition of meteorites, then takes us on a trip to the asteroids themselves. The reader starts to know the outstanding medical and fabric wealth watching for us inside these rubble piles. Reading Asteroid Mining 101 made me are looking to seize my favourite pickaxe and wear a spacesuit. Be warned asteroids, we’re coming to get you!” --Geoff Notkin, technology author and host of TV’s Meteorite Men.

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1 Closed (periodic) orbits are ellipses. The shape of an ellipse can be described by two numbers, the mean radius of the ellipse (its semimajor axis) and its deviation from circularity (its eccentricity). The eccentricities of closed orbits range from 0 for circular orbits to 1 for the limiting case of a parabolic orbit. 9999 would be an extremely elongated ellipse, similar to the orbit of a long-period comet. In addition to the shape of the orbit, it is often necessary to describe the orientation of the orbit in three dimensions.

Asteroid missions will be unlike game console quick-twitch challenges. Depending on mission design, asteroid samples can be returned directly to Earth using an entry capsule or dropped off at an orbiting installation or waiting spacecraft. IV. Meteorites: Poor Man’s Space Probes Meteorites are of crucial importance in our efforts to understand asteroids: they are samples of Solar System materials from a wide variety of locations and many different parent bodies. They are the key to understanding both the hazards of large impact events on Earth and the potential of resources carried by nearby asteroids.

The Moon is one of seven large, almost planet-sized, satellites in the Solar System. Mars has two small satellites, Phobos and Deimos. Jupiter has four giant satellites, Io, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto, usually called the Galilean satellites in recognition of their original discovery by Galileo Galilei early in the 17th century. Io is a rocky body with extensive sulfur volcanism, Europa has a thin ice shell surmounting a global ocean perhaps 50 km deep, and Ganymede and Callisto are mostly composed of ice.

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