P2_3 Spinning Asteroid Habitats

Joseph Duggan, Gregor Gillan, Luke Meehan, Alex Tyrrell


The concept of using centripetal acceleration from circular motion as a source of articial gravity
is a known possible solution to surviving weightless environments long term. We applied this
concept to asteroids, calculating that it would take of the order 10^20 J to spin up Phobos to make the centripetal acceleration equal to 9.81 ms^-2.

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