Re: SPACE: Lunar Warfare

Michael Lorrey (
Thu, 16 Jan 1997 20:24:54 -0500

Mark Grant wrote:
> On Thu, 16 Jan 1997, I wrote:
> > of chemical rocket fuel for deceleration. You can forget that without
> > nuclear rockets
> Actually, thinking about it you might be able to drop it onto the Earth by
> planting a very large nuke on the side and detonating it. However, you'd
> take the risk of breaking the rock up in the process.

Even a small one would suffice. The important thing is to put the right
amount in at the right point in time. You could even have small mass
drivers using solar power or a garbage can sized fission pile for energy
propell asteroids from the main belt toward earth, and use less than .1%
of its mass in the process. Using ferrous ion thrusters would also work
and be easier.


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