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Changing the Spin of an Asteroid -A Kinetic-Impactor Demonstration Mission

Drube, Line and Harris, Alan W. and Schwartz, S. (2014) Changing the Spin of an Asteroid -A Kinetic-Impactor Demonstration Mission. AIDA International Workshop 2014, 15-17 Oct 2014, Laurel, MD, USA.

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Abstract

We present a concept for a kinetic impactor demonstration mission that aims to change the spin rate of an asteroid rather than the orbit of the asteroid around the Sun or, for example, the orbital motion of a moon around its primary. Similar information to the aforementioned existing concepts could be obtained by measuring the change in the spin period of an asteroid resulting from an impact that transfers significant angular momentum to the asteroid, i.e. a large value of mi vi d sinθ (see Figure 1). The mission can be either a mission with an impactor and an observer spacecraft, or one with only an impactor, where the change in the spin period will be measured from Earth-based telescopes.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/100128/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Changing the Spin of an Asteroid -A Kinetic-Impactor Demonstration Mission
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Drube, LineLine.Drube (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2486-8894
Harris, Alan W.alan.harris (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Schwartz, S.CNRS, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Date:15 October 2014
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Asteroid, NEOTwiST, NEOTωIST, kinetic impactor
Event Title:AIDA International Workshop 2014
Event Location:Laurel, MD, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:15-17 Oct 2014
Organizer:Johns Hopkins Applies Physics Laboratory
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
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Leitungsbereich PF
Deposited By: Drube, Line
Deposited On:30 Nov 2015 13:15
Last Modified:26 Apr 2017 12:42

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