The twins Arsus and Azizo are on a mission to seed the asteroid Tep Zepi with the stuff of life.

pull of gravity unpacks the habitat machine
Arsus, Azizoz and Tep Zepi configuration.

The spheres use a laser tether to form a permanent link to each other. With Tep Zepi at the axis, they simulate gravity through centripetal force. The pull of gravity unpacks the habitat held inside each sphere.

Centripetal force simulated gravity

The twins are spheres called Arsus and Azizo. They have been deployed on a mission to terraform the asteroid Tep Zepi.

The twins arrive to the asteroid with a compressed package containing water, soil, algae, cyanobacteria, phytoplankton and other plant matter. 

Arsus and Azizos features
laser cooling

While life matures inside the twins spheres, they attend to the task of preparing the asteroid.

Laser cooling is applied to Tep Zepi to gradually decrease the asteroid rotation speed; and thereby reduce centrifugal force on the asteroid, thereby to ensure successful deposition of “seed soup” to the asteroid surface.

Each twin has a resident robot.

Aker-point is stationed on Asus; Aker-zero is stationed on Azizo.

aker-point and aker-zero features

From the surface of Tep Zepi, Aker-point and Aker-zero each remove a scoop of asteroid soil and fill the resulting divot with bog soup. The bots then return to the bogs on their respective spheres to deposit the asteroid soil The bots repeat the process, over and over again.

Hubless wheels with fully articulated hands

The primary function for these bots is to facilitate the migration of life from the spheres to the asteroid surface.

There are bogs located on each of the twin spheres. These bogs provide the source for the “seed soup”.  

The Aker bots scoop up a measure of the soup from each of their associated spheres then ride the elevator beam to the asteroid surface.

the robots called, Aker-point and Aker-zero.