The EPIC 205 Minecraft Mod is a modification for the Earth 1.16.5 Orbit Elevation and Risk (MARS) mission, which aims to mine the asteroid belt. There are several problems with this type of approach however, the biggest being the need for minecrafts capable of rendezvous and docking with the asteroid and having sufficient fuel to travel to the asteroid itself. Another problem is the need for at least two manned landings on the asteroid to collect samples and safely return them to Earth. This poses a big risk to astronauts.
The idea behind the modification is to use existing technology and modify it to make it work in a manned mining situation. In essence, the mining of the asteroid would be a “do it yourself” project using existing resources. A mock up of the planned asteroid is made using parts of an old launches vehicle. Various versions of the project are modeled on the US President’s Space Task Force and NASA. Some of the possible names include Spacetrooper, scout, relay, collector, and barge.
If all goes as planned, the mine would mine the asteroid and bring back the precious cargo of precious metals and other materials. It would then be used for making steel, titanium, aluminum and other useful materials. Although there is an abundance of magnesium within an asteroid, the main problem that arises is the lack of oxygen. There are a variety 1.16.5 of gases that can fill the void however, such as xenon and neon. These will be harvested for fuel by the mining efforts.
This type of mining requires several Earth Resources modeling and simulation techniques. Some of these methods include morphological recurrence, displacement of the minefield, and numerical optimization. The problem with mining in this system is the limited maneuverability. Any maneuvering that is needed would be complicated and also would require expensive means. This is why many scientists and engineers prefer to mine resources from planets in our solar system or from other star systems.
It is imperative that the mining operation does not violate any orbital laws or the Space Act. There have been many incidents of people using illegal methods to get their mining efforts off the ground. These include digging tunnels through the moon, Jupiter’s orbit, or even beyond the Earth’s atmosphere. Such actions would place not only your mine craft in danger but the space around it as well.
As you can see, mining missions to EPIC 204 are quite a bit different than standard minecraft missions. Before committing your budget and crewed spacecraft to an EPIC mission, be sure to contact a reputable company that has experience in this type of mining operation. They should have all of the necessary equipment and know how to do it safely. The amount of detail in your mission description is very important. It should include details on what type of resources you are looking to collect, where you are mining from, and when you expect to retrieve your bounty.