Aah, the Michael Bay approach to mining, make it bigger and more explod-y
But there remains one question:
Why should i send 3/4 of my ore in directions i dont know beforehand and collecting the remainder 1/4 that would be a lot more radioactive than before? All this while using more energy than mining it by cutting the asteroid in nice small slices and sucking out all the ore i want to have?
It would be fun, agreed, but why should anyone use it if it is more profitable going the boring way?
It would make more sense to break the asteroids up to feed them into my refinery to have them processed more efficiently than my ship.
Which would by the way be an awesome way of mining.
Do not take the ore, take the whole asteroid!
But that is sadly ruled out by the engine, as asteroids are static objects and as such not moveable....