Harris, A. W. and Barucci, M. A. and Cano, J. L. and Drube, L. and Fitzsimmons, A. and Fulchignoni, M. and Green , S. F. and Hestroffer, D. and Lappas, V. and Michel, P. and Morrison, D. and Meshcheryakov, S. A. and Saks, N. and Schäfer, F. (2012) NEOShield: Working towards an international near-Earth object mitigation demonstration mission. European Planetary Science Congress, 23-28 September 2012, Madrid, Spain.
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NEOShield is a European-Union funded project to address impact hazard mitigation issues, coordinated by the German Aerospace Center, DLR. The NEOShield consortium consists of 13 research institutes, universities, and industrial partners from 6 countries and includes leading US and Russian space organizations. The primary aim of the project is to investigate in detail promising mitigation techniques, such as the kinetic impactor, blast deflection, and the gravity tractor, and devise feasible demonstration missions. Options for an international strategy for implementation when an actual impact threat arises will also be investigated. The motivation for NEOShield arose partly from consistent statements made in recent years by organizations such as The National Research Council of the US (2010) and the International Academy of Astronautics (2009), urging governments and relevant agencies to fund research and conduct experiments leading to a space mission to test our ability to deflect a threatening near-Earth object (NEO). The NEOShield project is structured to enable the results of scientific investigations into the physical properties of NEOs to flow into a subsequent technical phase, in which mitigation demonstration missions will be designed in sufficient detail to facilitate rapid development and launch by international partners in a later phase of funding.
|Document Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)|
|Title:||NEOShield: Working towards an international near-Earth object mitigation demonstration mission|
|Date:||28 September 2012|
|In Open Access:||No|
|In ISI Web of Science:||No|
|Keywords:||Asteroid, near-Earth object, impact hazard, impact mitigation|
|Event Title:||European Planetary Science Congress|
|Event Location:||Madrid, Spain|
|Event Type:||international Conference|
|Event Dates:||23-28 September 2012|
|HGF - Research field:||Aeronautics, Space and Transport|
|HGF - Program:||Space|
|HGF - Program Themes:||Space Science and Exploration|
|DLR - Research area:||Raumfahrt|
|DLR - Program:||R EW - Erforschung des Weltraums|
|DLR - Research theme (Project):||R - Vorhaben Exploration des Sonnensystems|
|Institutes and Institutions:||Institute of Planetary Research > Asteroids and Comets|
|Deposited By:||Prof. Alan Harris|
|Deposited On:||21 Nov 2012 07:37|
|Last Modified:||21 Nov 2012 07:37|
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