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Questions about the extraction of materials from other planets or asteroids.

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If a company were to send a rocket into space they would need some kind of mining machine on board to mine on, for example, an asteroid. I was wondering if a company already has a good idea for a … mining machine and has public details on its weight and price. I need to know this for a project I'm doing on asteroid mining. I hope this question isn't too vague and someone could help me with it. I haven't been able to find anything, only drawings and concept but nothing about size, weight and price. …
asked Jan 4 by Pjotr
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If I were to send a mining machine in, for example, a Falcon Heavy, I would first have to inspect the asteroid before I could start mining, so I would really have to send 2 rockets. First to inspect … and find the best landing place and then I would launch another to deploy the mining machine. Or will this all fit in one rocket (Falcon Heavy can hold 16800 kg)? Maybe this will differ from what …
asked Dec 10 '18 by Pjotr