An excellent reference dealing with solar-system resources and how to access them is John S. Lewis, Mining The Sky (Addison-Wesley, Reading, MA, 1996). To learn about properties of Atens and other NEO classes, consult Kathrina Lodders and Bruce Fegley Jr, The Planetary Scientist's Companion (Oxford University Press, New York, 1998).
Mass-driver theory and experiments are described in a number of sources. Check out, for example, papers by Gerard K. O'Neill and Brian O'Leary (and others) in Space Manufacturing Facilities II: Proceedings of the Third Princeton/AIAA Conference, ed. Jerry Grey, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, New York, 1977. Other sources include Gerard K. O'Neill, The High Frontier (Morrow, New York, 1976) and Brian O'Leary, The Fertile Stars (Everest House, New York, 1981).
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