- Radius: 11.267 km
- Orbital period: 8 hours
- Equatorial rotation velocity: 11.0 km/h (6.8 mph) (at longest axis)
With an 8 hour orbit around Mars it must be going at a fair clip already which got me to wondering, why not use it as a generation ship, if we can kick it out of orbit we might even be able to do it in a way where we slingshot it around a couple of other planets on the way out .. that might give us a respectable speed .. & there's plenty of room inside for some really big sealed habitats.
So assuming it's optimally positioned on the surface for the purpose.
How big a nuke would we need to break it out of its orbit of Mars?
Presumably a large concave pit in the appropriate spot is needed to guide the blast for best effect.