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Sticking the Landing On Your Billion Dollar Asteroid

Spacecraft on an asteroid — courtesy Kevin Baird

Your autonomous drone is landing on Ryugu. Ryugu won’t be coming close to Earth again for another sixteen months. There are bills to pay that refuse to have another sixteen months tacked onto their due date. Ryugu is worth fourteen billion dollars in iron, nickel, cobalt, water, and some frozen gases. You can’t have your craft hopping around on the surface like the MINERVA II1A and MINERVA II1B




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