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Old April 11 2013, 03:01 AM   #9
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Re: How does one "lasso" an asteroid?

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I was making a joke because cables and space don't get along very well. ^_^
example please?
He gave examples. There's also the problem of electric currents.

The "space tug" approach of pushing an asteroid can be problematical, too. Depending on the shape of the asteroid and the placement of the tug, the asteroid might be induced to tumble. Repositioning the tug would then be extremely difficult and may not solve the problem anyway. Should the asteroid be outfitted with a complete RCS?
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