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Old 11-03-2019, 01:21 AM
Shalmanese is offline
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What's the cheapest way to bring something from LEO back to earth?

Assume we manage to tow an asteroid from outer space into LEO and we establish a robotic mining colony there to extract platinum and nickel. How do we get the minerals from LEO down to earth affordably while also not turning them into high velocity projectile bombs?

Do we currently have theoretical plans for how to bring large amounts of material down from LEO in an economical manner that allows us to recover the material and integrate it into our supply chains?

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