**Problem 1:****A) What would be the force between a 85 meter diameter NEO (mass = 1 million metric tons) and a gravity tractor loaded with 1000 metric tons of rocks and parked at a constant distance of 85 meters from the center of mass of the NEO?****B) What would be the acceleration of the NEO as a result?****C) What would be the velocity change of the NEO after 1 year of operation?**

**Problem 2:****Your NEO bound spacecraft is hit by a stony meteoroid with the mass (2.5 gram) of a United States one cent coin (penny) traveling at 35 km/s.****A) What mass of TNT would contain an explosive power equal the kinetic energy of this meteoroid? If possible, compare the impact energy to the explosion of some familiar item.****B) Would the impact be capable of doing significant damage to your craft?**

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