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originally posted by: KiwiNite
Wouldn't that create thrust that would quickly move the drone away?
Not without something to push them. So, if you're going to push each piece, why bother with little pieces? Just push the whole thing. It takes the same amount of energy, the same amount of fuel, to change orbit of the mass of the object no matter how many pieces there are. Remember all that nonsense we hear every time a comet breaks up. The pieces follow the original orbit, they don't go flying off wildly.
The cut points should send pieces of object into projected paths away from planet.
originally posted by: Ophiuchus 13
To assist in asteroid, comet impact prevention.
Build large water-jets cutter systems that produce water jets with high psi that can be fitted to space drone groups or crafts.
Space drone group or crafts approaches potential impact object surrounds or attaches to potential impact object P.I.O
Water-jets cut at engineered cut points to separate P.I.O into pieces.
Objects trajectory displaced.
No nuclear waste or other wastes from bombing P.I.O produced.
Secondary applications can be used for asteroid/comet cutting/mining.
For defense application used for surface to air ballistic disarming...
Will this idea work to prevent impacts from asteroids or comets