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Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment (AIDA) Mission: The double Asteroid redirection test (DART)

Cheng, A.F. and Michel, P. and Barnouin, O.S. and Campo-Bagatin, A. and Miller, P. and Pravec, P. and Richardson, D. C. and Rivkin, A. S. and Schwartz, S. R. and Stickel, A. and Tsiganis, K. and Ulamec, S. (2016) Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment (AIDA) Mission: The double Asteroid redirection test (DART). 47th Lunar an dPlanetary Science Conference, 21.-25. März 2016, The Woodlands, TX - USA.

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The Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment (AIDA) mission will be the first space experiment to demonstrate asteroid impact hazard mitigation by using a kinetic impactor. AIDA is a joint ESA-NASA cooperative project [1,2], that includes the ESA Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) rendezvous spacecraft and the NASA Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission. The AIDA target is the near- Earth binary asteroid 65803 Didymos, which will make an unusually close approach to Earth in October, 2022. The ~300-kg DART spacecraft is designed to impact the Didymos secondary at 7 km/s and demon- strate the ability to modify its trajectory through momentum transfer. DART and AIM are currently Phase A studies supported by NASA and ESA respectively. The primary goals of AIDA are (1) perform a full-scale demonstration of the spacecraft kinetic impact technique for deflection of an asteroid, by targeting an object larger than ~100 m and large enough to qualify as a Potentially Hazardous Asteroid; (2) measure the resulting asteroid deflection, by targeting the second- ary member of a binary NEO and measuring the period change of the binary orbit; (3) understand the hypervelocity collision effects on an asteroid, including the long-term dynamics of impact ejecta; and validate models for momentum transfer in asteroid impacts, based on measured physical properties of the asteroid surface and sub-surface. The primary DART objectives are to demonstrate a hypervelocity impact on the Did- ymos moon and to determine the resulting deflection from ground-based observatories. The DART impact on the Didymos secondary will cause a measurable change in the orbital period of the binary. The AIM spacecraft will be launched in Dec. 2020 and arrive at Didymos in spring, 2022, several months before the DART impact. AIM will characterize the Didymos binary system by means of remote sensing and in-situ instruments both before and after the DART impact. The asteroid deflection will be meas- ured to higher accuracy, and additional results of the DART impact, like the impact cater, will be studied in great detail by the AIM mission.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/103660/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment (AIDA) Mission: The double Asteroid redirection test (DART)
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Cheng, A.F.Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, USAUNSPECIFIED
Michel, P.Observatoirde de la Côte d'Azur, CNRS, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Barnouin, O.S.Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD 20723UNSPECIFIED
Campo-Bagatin, A.Univ. Alicante, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Pravec, P.Ondrejov Observatory, Czech RepublicUNSPECIFIED
Richardson, D. C.Univ. Maryland, USAUNSPECIFIED
Rivkin, A. S.John Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laured, MD, USAUNSPECIFIED
Schwartz, S. R.Observatoirde de la Côte d'Azur, CNRS, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Stickel, A.Univ. Theassaloniki, GreeceUNSPECIFIED
Tsiganis, K.Univ. Thessaloniki, GreeceUNSPECIFIED
Ulamec, S.DLR-Köln, stephan.ulamec (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Date:21 March 2016
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Keywords:AIDA, DART
Event Title:47th Lunar an dPlanetary Science Conference
Event Location:The Woodlands, TX - USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:21.-25. März 2016
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 - Explorationsstudien
Location: Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > User center for space experiments (MUSC)
Deposited By: Herrmann, Astrid
Deposited On:30 Mar 2016 10:20
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 20:00

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