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Rotational Mass Driver - an Efficient NEO Deflection Concept

Авторы: Z. M. Ilitz

Журнал: Protecting the Earth against Collisions with Asteroids and Comet Nuclei In: A. M. Finkelstein, W. F. Huebner, V. A. Shor (Eds) Proceedings of the International Conference “Asteroid-Comet Hazard-2009”, StP: Nauka, 381–389

Год: 2010

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Ключевые слова: Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), Near Earth Objects (NEOs), rotational mass driver, NEO deflection concept, method for asteroid deflection, high precision, controllability, wide applicability range, binaries, rubble piles, large objects, direct collision course, efficient to nuclear methods

There is an Olympic athletic discipline - throwing of a ball on a chain. This paper explores the possibility of using the same method for asteroid deflection. Instead of a chain, however, a tether (or a rope) must be used