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A kinetic-impactor demonstration mission to change the spin of an asteroid

Drube, Line and Harris, A.W. and Schwartz, S. and Michel, P. and Falke, A. and Engel, K. and Johann, U. and Eggl, S. and Cano, J. and Martin, J. (2015) A kinetic-impactor demonstration mission to change the spin of an asteroid. In: Proceedings of the IAA Planetary Defense Conference 2015. IAA. Planetary Defense Conference 2015, 13.-17. Apr. 2015, Frascati, Italy.

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The NEOShield consortium consists of 13 institutes, universities and industrial partners from 6 countries. NEOShield addresses the global issue of preventing a hazardous NEO impact on Earth. The project is funded by the European Commission’s Seventh Framework programme. A major aim of NEOShield is to design technically and financially realistic deflection demonstration missions. Here we present a low-budget kinetic impactor demonstration mission concept. 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. Furthermore, the data gained from the mission would be of great benefit for our understanding of the collisional evolution of asteroids and the physics behind crater and ejecta-cloud development.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/98086/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech, Poster)
Title:A kinetic-impactor demonstration mission to change the spin of an asteroid
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthors ORCID iD
Drube, LineLine.Drube (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2486-8894
Harris, A.W.alan.harris (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Falke, A.Airbus D&S, Friedrichshafen, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Engel, K.Airbus D&S, Friedrichshafen, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Johann, U.Airbus D&S, Friedrichshafen, GermanyUNSPECIFIED
Eggl, S.IMCCE-Observatoire de Paris, 75014 Paris, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Cano, J.Deimos Space, Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Martin, J.Deimos Space, Madrid, SpainUNSPECIFIED
Journal or Publication Title:Proceedings of the IAA Planetary Defense Conference 2015
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:Yes
Gold Open Access:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
IAA, Internat. Acad. AstronauticsUNSPECIFIED
Keywords:Mission concept, kinetic impactor, asteroid spin, NEOShield
Event Title:Planetary Defense Conference 2015
Event Location:Frascati, Italy
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:13.-17. Apr. 2015
Organizer:International Academy of Astronautics
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: Harris, Prof. Alan
Deposited On:04 Sep 2015 09:01
Last Modified:31 Jul 2019 19:54

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