Author Topic: Should Blue bring a small asteroid to the Cislunar zone in this decade?  (Read 12117 times)

Online meekGee

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Sure. What's one more thing on their plate that they can't deliver on?

Blue will deliver the BE-4 this year,
The ULA version of it, maybe.
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they already have the BE-3
Ok..
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and BE-3U,
Do they now?
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almost the BE-7...
Haha like they almost have a lot of things..
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the New Shepard works....
So does my car
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The New Glenn will fly between this year and next year....
You're drifting into pure conjecture here, and wishful conjecture at that
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Orbital Reef is doing well and has great partners....
It's just an announcement and a tiny bit of money..  "doing well"? It's not doing anything...
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The space tug is a project that with this mission can achieve great things...
Like someone said upthread - let's see NG/Jarvis fly first.  Otherwise, it's just wishful thinking.

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Offline deadman1204

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while a neat idea, blue won't do ANYTHING they aren't getting paid to do. Profit is a serious operating goal of Bezos

Offline Comga

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Did Reddit send this guy to flood the site with all these nonsense posts?

“Mr. Feder!
You ask a lotta questions!”

(I dare you to place that reference!)

How many threads have you started in the last few days, Tywin?
I think you have used up your quota.
For 2022
What kind of wastrels would dump a perfectly good booster in the ocean after just one use?

Offline tgr9898

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“Mr. Feder!
You ask a lotta questions!”

(I dare you to place that reference!)

Jane Curtain?
I'm wrong?
Oh, that's very different.... Nevermind.

Obligatory on topic:

Should B.O. grab an asteroid?  It would be a great way to demonstrate Jeff's ideas of moving manufacturing in space.
Can B.O. grab an asteroid?  How about orbiting something first.
Will they?  It all depends on who pays them.

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Roseanne Roseannadanna from SNL.

https://en-academic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/948355

As to the thread title, I'm sure Blue would be happy to do that if NASA footed the bill.
« Last Edit: 01/04/2022 03:31 am by Steven Pietrobon »
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Offline DreamyPickle

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The idea of moving a asteroid to Earth or Lunar orbit has been suggested multiple times but the advantages are extremely unconvincing.

If you want to do ISRU it's much better to do it on the Moon's surface.

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The idea of moving a asteroid to Earth or Lunar orbit has been suggested multiple times but the advantages are extremely unconvincing.

If you want to do ISRU it's much better to do it on the Moon's surface.

From my point of view, moving a decent-sized asteroid to Earth orbit would be one of the most significant advances in human history, comparable in some aspects to Sputnik or Apollo 11. Double points if it contained significant quantities of nitrogen.

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The idea of moving a asteroid to Earth or Lunar orbit has been suggested multiple times but the advantages are extremely unconvincing.

If you want to do ISRU it's much better to do it on the Moon's surface.

From my point of view, moving a decent-sized asteroid to Earth orbit would be one of the most significant advances in human history, comparable in some aspects to Sputnik or Apollo 11. Double points if it contained significant quantities of nitrogen.

I agree. People don't understand how big and heavy asteroids are. Moving an entire mountain (tiny asteroid) is no small feat.

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