Year 17: Asteroid Redirect
Well, we tried at least
Well, we have an asteroid in orbit but it's not the best orbit.
Why not move it somewhere better?
And why send lots of fuel up, when we can just send up some mining
Well it seemed like a good idea at the time. Here goes a big chunk
of our funds:
We were too lazy to calculate an ideal inclined launch so we are wasting
fuel doing the plane change in orbit.
We managed to match orbits without too much trouble:
And we landed, shining a nice green color for St. Kerman's day.
We quickly set to work mining some fuel!
Let's start modifying the orbit too. We were having a hard time of it,
so we decided to have Valentina relocate her ship to fire through the
center of mass. Which, oops, seems to be not on the asteroid at all
but on our mining vessel.
And then we quickly found out that we had severely over-estimated the
amount of usable ore on a Class-A asteroid. Hmmm. Not before burning
through most of the fuel. Now what. I'm not sure if Valentina and the
mining craft have enough reserve fuel to hop to the Class-C asteroid
that will be arriving in a few months. We'll have to think about this a bit.
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