Dart, asteroid re-arrange

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Aug 23, 2021
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Kinetic strikes, would it not be wiser to adjust the asteroid with a rocket engine that could land and attach? A fusion, long duration, slow and steady approach to it.
 

Wolfshadw

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While it probably would be wiser, the question is CAN we. A lot depends on the target's speed and trajectory. If it's heading towards us, how do we reduce the closure rate down to zero (without crashing into it and destroying the rocket engine)? If it's moving away from us, do we have the energy necessary to catch up to it?

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