Future Visions: Asteroid Mining
As discussed in my Asteroid Mining video, in the face of resource scarcity here on Earth,
in the future we may seek new energy and raw material supplies from the asteroids.
Pictured above and below are two visualisations of a possible future asteroid mining base.
Rather than establishing bases on asteroids, we may in some instances choose to transport smaller asteroids,
or laser-cut sections of larger asteroids, to processing stations as pictured below.
As yet another alternative, "rocket trains" may transport small asteroids,
or laser cut asteroid sections, to processing stations in Earth orbit.
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