A coreless LIM can enable an alternative solution to asteroid re-direct missions. The application of this technology offers distinct system life cycle cost advantages. A coreless LIM will enable high speed electromagnetic space-faring mass driver propulsion, which introduces a disruptive technology into conventional space mission system design, mission performance, and the advancement of space technology. A coreless LIM offers the potential of creating a self-sustaining, low life-cycle cost interplanetary space transportation and resource supply infrastructure that can be more efficient than space-faring all chemical propulsion which have high maintenance purification and refining processes. Although chemical propulsion systems can out-perform many other space propulsion system in the near-term, the mass driver system provides a low maintenance supply chain backbone.