AiS Challenge Team Interim

Team Number: 37

School Name: Las Cruces High School

Area of Science: Physics

Project Title: Mobile Asteroids



Objective:  Is to find out approximately how much fuel and
different materials that would be required to obtain an asteroid from a
point in space, and be able to maneuver it's course into earth's orbit.
From there we will be able to extract different materials from the
asteroid.  Such as hard metals, and possible gasses/fossil fuels.  
Our resources are coming from various web sites across the world.

Some of the different equations we are using are:
3.986e14 m^3/s^2 (4e14) -- Gravitational constant times mass of Earth
7726 m/s (8000) -- Earth orbital velocity at 300 km altitude
at/c = Ve/c * ln(MR) --      Relativistic rocket with exhaust velocity Ve
and mass ratio
d = d0 + vt + .5at^2 \
v = v0 + at           |  -- For constant acceleration
v^2 = 2ad            /
delta V = 2 sqrt(GM/r) sin (phi/2) --  For changing velocity
f=ma -- Force is mass times acceleration 
w=fd -- Work (energy) is force times distance 

These equations were gathered at NASA and will be used in our program with
other equations.
The program will include these equations and would also include other equations in order to calculate the user's input. The URL's are as follows: Implementation: Using different mathematical formulas from different resources we will compile a very complex C++ program. This program will determine the amount of fuel, the distance, the time, weight, and all other factors that will affect the moving of the asteroid.

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