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Capturing small asteroids into Sun-Earth Lagrangian points for mining purposes

Author
Lladó, Neus; Ren, Y.; Masdemont, J.J.; Gomez Muntané, Gerard
Type of activity
Presentation of work at congresses
Name of edition
63rd International Astronautical Congress
Date of publication
2012
Presentation's date
2012-10-04
Book of congress proceedings
63rd International Astronautical Congress
First page
1
Last page
10
Repository
http://hdl.handle.net/2117/17714 Open in new window
Abstract
The aim of this paper is to study the capture of small Near Earth Objects (NEOs) into the Sun-Earth L2 using low-thrust propulsion for mining or science purposes. As it is well known, the vicinity of these points is inside a net of dynamical channels suitable for the transport in the Earth-Moon neighborhood, so different final destinations from here could be easily considered. Asteroids with very small mass and not representing a potential hazard are analyzed. An initial pruning of asteroids is ...
Citation
Lladó, Neus [et al.]. Capturing small asteroids into Sun-Earth Lagrangian points for mining purposes. A: International Astronautical Congress. "63rd International Astronautical Congress". Naples: 2012, p. 1-10.
Group of research
SD - UPC Dynamical Systems

Participants

  • Lladó Gambin, Neus  (author and speaker )
  • Ren, Yuan  (author and speaker )
  • Masdemont Soler, Josep Joaquim  (author and speaker )
  • Gómez Muntané, Gerard  (author and speaker )

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