All right men, we’ve arrived. That strange thing looking like a comet is your new home and place of work for several months. No, that’s not a comet. That’s EFS Asimov, ore processing ship, and this dusty tail is a cloud of waste. We are getting closer and you can see how big this ship is. Do you see those claws and arms at the bottom? Now they are empty, but when Asimov sees some good asteroid full of iron nearby, she can crush and eat it herself. Now swarms of mining drones and transport ships are delivering ore to Asimov’s hangars. Yes, it looks like giant steel hive. See those spinning things? They are ore mills, crushing pieces of rock into dust. Then ore is separated from waste, enriched and prepared in other ways to become high quality steel. Can you see those four melting facilities? They are making steel plates, beams, tubes… all you want. And that is stored in those huge containers. Soon another cargo ship will take a couple of them. Hey, look at the engines. They are massive! If waste goes through their exhaust, it begins to glow. Now engines aren’t working, but you must see it! Let’s look at another side now. Yes, yes. That’s hydroponics. How many mining ships has it? But we have! You can take a rest after a long day in one of these little artificial gardens. We care about our employees. Anyway, we are going to dock, so our improvised excursion is over.
Model on Mecabricks - http://mecabricks.com/en/models/yDp2l5PqjMV
EFS Asimov by Sunder_59, on Flickr