This post is to discuss the technology behind an asteroid mining vehicle.

Some points to ponder:

  1. How will the craft securely attach itself to the asteroid once it gets there? What about movement on the asteroid?
  2. What types of tooling is needed to drill into an asteroid of X makeup?
  3. How will asteroid drill cores be harvested?
  4. Where will asteroid cores be processed?
  5. How will asteroid cores be processed and metals seperated?