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Designing a Mothership to Deliver Swarms of Spacecraft to Asteroids

Designing a Mothership to Deliver Swarms of Spacecraft to Asteroids

SAN FRANCISCO—An asteroid-mining company has unveiled plans for a new mothership spacecraft designed to carry a dozen small probes to explore asteroids, comets, or even the moon. The mothership, designed by Deep Space Industries, is about 3 feet in diameter and 1.5 feet tall, weighing about 330 pounds. It would carry a swarm of small satellites called […]

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