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9th Aug '17 6:18:44 PM nombretomado
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* Also featured in ''{{Freelancer}}'', where it's not quite so boring.

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* Also featured in ''{{Freelancer}}'', ''VideoGame/{{Freelancer}}'', where it's not quite so boring.
11th Jun '17 3:35:12 PM Bissek
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* The novel ''On to the Asteroid'' has a private company send an automated drive system to an asteroid with the intent of shifting the asteroid from its original orbit to a lunar orbit, which would make mining it economically feasible. Unfortunately, the drive breaks down during a maneuver, causing the asteroid to end up on a collision course with Earth.

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* The novel ''On to the Asteroid'' has a private company send an automated drive system to an asteroid with the intent of shifting the asteroid from its original orbit to a lunar orbit, which would make mining it economically feasible.feasible (the premise of the series the novel is in being that expanded privatized space exploration has resulted in spaceflight to low orbit more feasible). Unfortunately, the drive breaks down during a maneuver, causing the asteroid to end up on a collision course with Earth.
7th Jun '17 12:21:36 PM Tacitus
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* In the first expansion to ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations II'', asteroid mining ships could build and upgrade mining bases in your systems' asteroid belts, boosting production on nearby worlds. Those damn SpacePirates loooove them.

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* In the first expansion to ''VideoGame/GalacticCivilizations II'', asteroid mining ships could build and upgrade mining bases in your systems' asteroid belts, boosting production on nearby worlds. Those damn [[GoddamnBats Goddamn]] SpacePirates loooove them.love to blow them up.


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* Implied in ''VideoGame/{{Stellaris}}'' when you build mining stations is asteroid belts. Additionally, it's possible to come across fleets of ancient mining drones that outlived their creators and continue to harvest minerals from asteroids. Depending on your civilization's ethics you can quietly observe them to try to learn their techniques, attack and tear them apart for resources, or trace their communications to discover some mineral-rich planets. They also pose an early-game danger, as the drone fleets will try to "mine" your ships if you get too close.
8th May '17 12:15:25 PM Leporidae
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* The ship that lands on Halley's Comet in Creator/DavidBrin & Creator/GregoryBenford novel Literature/HeartOfTheComet isn't just there to mine for valuable material -- it's full of scientists who want to study the makeup of the comet and what it can tell them about the formation of the solar system.
4th May '17 1:41:18 AM SebastianGray
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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the alien race called the Demiurg mostly live in massive ''Stronghold''-class cityships, and tend to survive by asteroid mining. Quite fitting, as they are basically [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarfs]] [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]

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* In ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'', the The ''TabletopGame/Warhammer40000'' GaidenGame ''TabletopGame/BattlefleetGothic'' includes an alien race called the Demiurg who mostly live in massive ''Stronghold''-class cityships, [[MobileFactory factory ships]], and tend to survive by asteroid mining. Quite fitting, as they are basically [[OurDwarvesAreAllTheSame Dwarfs]] [[RecycledInSpace IN SPACE!]]
27th Apr '17 9:42:06 AM FuzzyBoots
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Stars}}'', any unoccupied planet (or planet occupied by an Alternate Reality race) can be mined for materials, and it is practically necessary to do so.
16th Apr '17 12:26:01 PM nombretomado
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* Asteroid miners in the ''SpaceEmpires'' games take the form of automated robots.

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* Asteroid miners in the ''SpaceEmpires'' ''VideoGame/SpaceEmpires'' games take the form of automated robots.
9th Apr '17 10:21:54 AM nombretomado
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* The ''Franchise/RockRaiders'' [[LegoThemes LEGO theme]].

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* The ''Franchise/RockRaiders'' [[LegoThemes LEGO theme]].''Toys/RockRaiders'', and the sets it's based on, features a team of miners who are on their way home from another planet when their ship gets hit by an asteroid [[FromBadToWorse and]] ''sucked into a wormhole to another galaxy''. They then have to mine a nearby DeathWorld for Energy Crystals to power their ship and get home. It's essentially a fun {{Troperiffic}} take on the whole AsteroidMiners concept, with some SpaceWestern elements thrown in.



* ''Franchise/RockRaiders'', and the sets it's based on, features a team of miners who are on their way home from another planet when their ship gets hit by an asteroid [[FromBadToWorse and]] ''sucked into a wormhole to another galaxy''. They then have to mine a nearby DeathWorld for Energy Crystals to power their ship and get home. It's essentially a fun {{Troperiffic}} take on the whole AsteroidMiners concept, with some SpaceWestern elements thrown in.
13th Dec '16 1:35:32 PM Xtifr
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* In Jerry Pournelle's short story "Tinker", the Asteroid Belt is dominated by a consortium of multiplanetary corporations. In a subversion of the genre, [[AuthorAppeal the corporations are the good guys and the rugged, individualistic asteroid miners are the bad guys]].

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* In Jerry Pournelle's Creator/JerryPournelle's short story "Tinker", the Asteroid Belt is dominated by a consortium of multiplanetary corporations. In a subversion of the genre, [[AuthorAppeal the corporations are the good guys and the rugged, individualistic asteroid miners are the bad guys]].
9th Nov '16 10:36:40 AM nombretomado
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* Spacely's Orbiting Ore Asteroid from ''[[TheJetsons Jetsons]]: TheMovie''. The plant is fully automated, so there aren't actual miners, however.

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* Spacely's Orbiting Ore Asteroid from ''[[TheJetsons ''[[WesternAnimation/TheJetsons Jetsons]]: TheMovie''. The plant is fully automated, so there aren't actual miners, however.
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