The first step for a $ 10 quadrillion project from NASA
Asteroids in the Solar System can destroy the world economy. Because of the economical value of the asteroid, NASA wants to remove the precious metals on it by sending 10 thousand quadrillion dollars spacecraft.
NASA’s next move could mean the collapse of the world economy. Because NASA has taken an important step for space mining.
NASA has announced that it has started the construction of the spacecraft, which is in the R&D phase, to conduct research on asteroids.
The statement made by NASA on the subject underlined the information that the spacecraft in question is planned to be launched in August 2022.
According to the news in the British Daily Mail newspaper, this step of NASA can destroy the world economy.
Because the 200 kilometers wide asteroid worth 10 thousand quadrillion dollars is more valuable than the whole world economy.
The total value of the world economy is only about $ 75 trillion.
According to the same report, there are precious metals such as iron, nickel, gold, platinum, copper, cobalt, iridium, and rhodium embedded in the meteorite.
Looking to send a spacecraft to the asteroid, NASA does not yet know how to bring precious items here to our planet.
Space mining is seen as the largest business line of this century. It is very costly to bring the substances in the asteroid between Jupiter and Mars to our planet for now.
However, it is expected that the cost of space travel will decrease and space mining will become widespread with the developing technology.
Until today, only once the material could be brought to Earth from a sky stone. The Japan Space Agency’s Hayabusa spacecraft was able to deliver a few pieces of dust to Earth from 25143 Itokawa asteroids in 2010.
Scientists are considering bringing asteroids closer to Earth with solar-electric ion engines to facilitate material handling.
With this method, it is possible to collect the sky stones in orbit as a rock ensemble and to form a second Moon.
Another plan is to move the mine to Earth for processing. However, a ton of ore must be obtained to obtain 800 grams of platinum even in the sky stones with the highest platinum source.
This means that a robot weighing 2.5 tons must carry ore 100 times its weight. In short, the plan, which requires a very high cost, needs serious development.