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The NEOShield Project: Understanding the mitigation-relevant physical properties of potentially hazardous asteroids

Harris, A. W. and Drube, Line and NEOShield Consortium, (2012) The NEOShield Project: Understanding the mitigation-relevant physical properties of potentially hazardous asteroids. In: Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society, 44 (5), p. 98. American Astronomical Society. 44th annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society, 14-19 Oct. 2012, Reno, Nevada, USA.

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Abstract

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 5.8 million euro, 3.5 year project, which commenced in January 2012, 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. Our current scientific work is focused on examining the mitigation-relevant physical properties of the NEO population via observational data and laboratory experiments on asteroid surface analog materials. We are attempting to narrow the range of the expected properties of objects that are most likely to threaten the Earth and trigger space-borne mitigation attempts, and investigate how such objects would respond to different mitigation techniques. The results of our scientific work will flow into the technical phase of the project, during which detailed designs of feasible mitigation demonstration missions will be developed. We briefly describe the scope of the project and report on results obtained to date. Funded under EU FP7 program agreement no. 282703.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/78239/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Title:The NEOShield Project: Understanding the mitigation-relevant physical properties of potentially hazardous asteroids
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Harris, A. W.alan.harris (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Drube, LineLine.Drube (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2486-8894
NEOShield Consortium, UNSPECIFIEDUNSPECIFIED
Date:16 October 2012
Journal or Publication Title:Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Volume:44
Page Range:p. 98
Publisher:American Astronomical Society
Series Name:Bulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Status:Published
Keywords:Asteroids, Near-Earth objects, impact hazard, mitigation
Event Title:44th annual meeting of the Division for Planetary Sciences of the American Astronomical Society
Event Location:Reno, Nevada, USA
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:14-19 Oct. 2012
Organizer:American Astronomical Society
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:other
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R - no assignment
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - no assignment
Location: Berlin-Adlershof
Institutes and Institutions:Institute of Planetary Research > Leitungsbereich PF
Deposited By: Harris, Prof. Alan
Deposited On:09 Nov 2012 09:53
Last Modified:26 Apr 2017 12:48

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