Blue orbit is the Earth. White eclipse marks orbit of the asteroid 2100 Ra-Shalom.

Blue orbit is the Earth. White eclipse marks orbit of the asteroid 2100 Ra-Shalom.

 Asteroid 35396 (1997 XF11)

Composition: Nickel, iron, cobalt

Valuation: €338 Billion

Δv (km/s) Delta-velocity: 6.546

Upcoming Approaches to Earth: Nov 18, 2021: 0.444 AU. May 05, 2023: 0.242 AU. Oct 26, 2028: 0.006 AU.

Asteroid 35396’s 2028 approach of 0.006 Astronomical Units is equivalent to 897,587 kilometers.

Closest approach of Earth from the Moon is 363,104 kilometers. Closest distance from Earth to Mars is 54,600,000 km.

1968 Apollo 8, return mission to the Moon, lasted 6 days, 3 hours, and 42 seconds, crying 3 crew, with a landing mass of 4,979 kilograms.

"While the psychological barrier to mining asteroids is high, the actual financial and technological barriers are far lower. Prospecting probes can likely be built for tens of millions of dollars each and Caltech has suggested an asteroid-grabbing spacecraft could cost $2.6bn," Goldman Sachs report.

"While the psychological barrier to mining asteroids is high, the actual financial and technological barriers are far lower. Prospecting probes can likely be built for tens of millions of dollars each and Caltech has suggested an asteroid-grabbing spacecraft could cost $2.6bn," Goldman Sachs report.

Asteroid date source: Asterank; based on multiple scientific sources, with details on orbits and basic physical parameters sourced from the Minor Planet Center and NASA JPL.

“Goldman Sachs: space-mining for platinum is 'more realistic than perceived.” Business Insider.