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To Change the Spin of an Asteroid -A Kinetic-Impactor Demonstration Mission

Drube, Line and Harris, Alan W. and Schwartz, S. and Michel, Patrick and Falke, A. and Engel, Kilian and Johann, Ulrich and Eggl, S. and Cano, J. L. and Martín Ávila, Javier (2015) To Change the Spin of an Asteroid -A Kinetic-Impactor Demonstration Mission. 11th Low-cost Planetary Mission Conference, 9-11 June 2015, Berlin, Germany.

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We present a concept for a kinetic impactor demonstration mission, which aims to change the spin rate of an asteroid. The mission would determine the efficiency of momentum transfer during an impact, and help mature the technology required for a kinetic impactor mission, both of which are important precursor measures for a future space mission to deflect an asteroid by collisional means in an emergency impact hazard situation. Most demonstration mission ideas to date are based on changing an asteroid’s heliocentric orbit and require a reconnaissance spacecraft to measure the very small orbital perturbation due to the impact. In contrast our concept is a low-cost alternative, requiring only one spacecraft.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/100045/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information:EU’s Horizon 2020 Programme under grant agreement no. 640351 (NEOShield-2 Project)
Title:To Change the Spin of an Asteroid -A Kinetic-Impactor Demonstration Mission
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Drube, LineLine.Drube (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2486-8894
Harris, Alan W.alan.harris (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Michel, PatrickObservatoire de la Côte d’Azur, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Falke, A.Airbus D&S, Friedrichshafen, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Engel, KilianAirbus D&S, Friedrichshafen, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Johann, UlrichAstrium FriedrichshafenUNSPECIFIED
Eggl, S.IMCCE-Observatoire de Paris, 75014 Paris, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Cano, J. L.juan-luis.cano (at) deimos-space.comUNSPECIFIED
Martín Ávila, Javierjavier.martin (at) deimos-space.com <javier.martin (at) deimos-space.comUNSPECIFIED
Date:9 June 2015
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:Asteroid, NEOTwiST, NEORωIST, kinetic impactor
Event Title:11th Low-cost Planetary Mission Conference
Event Location:Berlin, Germany
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:9-11 June 2015
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Exploration of the Solar System
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Leitungsbereich PF
Deposited By: Drube, Line
Deposited On:30 Nov 2015 13:13
Last Modified:20 Jun 2021 15:47

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