Asteroid Spaceship

Reply Thu 19 Jun, 2014 08:52 pm
With Japan demonstrating that we have the technology to land a spacecraft on an asteroid, what could be more simple to steer a killer-asteroid away from Earth than by landing on it, rotating the landing engines 180 degrees, firing them up, and literally pushing the asteroid into another trajectory? Larger asteroids might require multiple synchronized landing modules at either end. In any event, my idea is a tad simpler than detonating an nuclear warhead alongside or any number of other ideas.
You're welcome, Mankind.
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Reply Thu 19 Jun, 2014 11:37 pm
Wouldn't we need permission from the asteroidians?
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Reply Fri 20 Jun, 2014 12:53 am
Your idea is not unique. It has been imagined in science fiction, and at least 20 years ago.
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mark noble
Reply Fri 20 Jun, 2014 09:36 am
The problem isn't the technology, its funding it and applying it.
We monitor a TINY % of local space in search for potential earth-killers and even the largest are hard to detect and keep tabs on.
Most are virtually undetectable, due to their composition. Rogues get slammed out of the belt all the time and they travel at massive velocities, the likelyhood of salvation is slim (very slim).
Apothis passes within 30k miles from us in 2026 and will return in 2029, only when it first passes will we learn if it'll hit us on its return, but it is unlikely joe public will be informed if such is the case.

Ps Dates may be out a bit. I lost interest a while back.
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