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THE EXTRACTOR The extractor is using RCS thrusters (Reaction Control System) to land the extractor on to the asteroid and be able to move around. Every foot of the extractor has hundreds of tiny hooks that can grab on to the surface, allowing it to anchor itself to the surface. As the extractor touches down, a few of the drones departs from the main vessel to start collecting water. Many asteroids have a lot of water in the form of ice. This ice can be collected and processed into rocket propellant. It would also be used to create gas that can be used to transport the broken rock from the extractor to the main vessel through the hose.

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