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Mar 27 2015

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NASA identifies 3 potential ARM targets

Next Steps on Journey to Mars: Progress on Asteroid Initiative.

Itokawa:

Bennu:

2008 EV5:

The ARM mission will pluck a boulder off the chosen asteroid and use Solar Electric Propulsion to move that boulder into a stable Lunar orbit. It’ll take about 6 years from asteroid rendezvous to place it into a Lunar orbit.

How inspiring. Now we’re not even going to visit an asteroid that we’ve moved to the Moon…we’re going to visit a boulder of an asteroid. Just freakin’ kill ARM already.

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