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selvaarchi
2014-May-23, 08:21 AM
First you train on earth.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/10849467/Nasa-astronauts-train-to-capture-asteroid.html

Then you do step two below:D


Step one of the mission would involve capturing an asteroid by using a robotic spacecraft and a giant bag, once captured it would be transported into lunar orbit where the astronauts would rendezvous with the spacecraft and asteroid.

NEOWatcher
2014-May-23, 11:55 AM
First you train on earth.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/space/10849467/Nasa-astronauts-train-to-capture-asteroid.html
Then you do step two below:D
What a poor story. It says nothing.
There are some good shots of the new training. But; only a few seconds, and doesn't say what they are doing.

You started a good thread about the mission over here (http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php?150426-Asteroid-Redirect-Mission%94-(ARM)) which is a good start for little tidbits like this.

For some really good animations of the mission, Fraser had a story about it over here (http://www.universetoday.com/104325/a-new-look-at-nasas-asteroid-capture-plan/).

selvaarchi
2014-May-23, 04:48 PM
What a poor story. It says nothing.
There are some good shots of the new training. But; only a few seconds, and doesn't say what they are doing.

You started a good thread about the mission over here (http://cosmoquest.org/forum/showthread.php?150426-Asteroid-Redirect-Mission%94-(ARM)) which is a good start for little tidbits like this.

For some really good animations of the mission, Fraser had a story about it over here (http://www.universetoday.com/104325/a-new-look-at-nasas-asteroid-capture-plan/).

This was for a fun thread. I liked animation of the probe basically swallowing the asteroid. My immediate reaction was, if they can do it with asteroids, why not the space junk floating around earth. Will it not be fabulous, if they could try it on GEO, on some older redundant satellites floating there.

NEOWatcher
2014-May-23, 05:20 PM
This was for a fun thread. I liked animation of the probe basically swallowing the asteroid.
So; please let us know that when you post it. Otherwise it's just another guessing game of why you think it's notable.


My immediate reaction was, if they can do it with asteroids, why not the space junk floating around earth. Will it not be fabulous, if they could try it on GEO, on some older redundant satellites floating there.
That would probably be a good application. I've seen plenty of de-orbit plans, but I don't think I've seen one that looks like this bag-and-capture concept. That would simplify any kind of docking of a de-orbit mechanism.

The problem would be like any other space-junk plan.... cost and rendezvous

selvaarchi
2014-May-24, 01:23 AM
That would probably be a good application. I've seen plenty of de-orbit plans, but I don't think I've seen one that looks like this bag-and-capture concept. That would simplify any kind of docking of a de-orbit mechanism.

The problem would be like any other space-junk plan.... cost and rendezvous

Can you picture if they could build some tentacles at the end of it -we wold get the 1st space squid :D

publiusr
2014-May-31, 07:07 PM
Now you know why the Narada looked the way it did.
The Romulan bird motif doesn't translate into a bag very well--well, maybe bat wings to cup something ;)