The image below gives an overview of the responsibilities of the consortium members. The science-based work packages are designed to produce modelling results related to the impact process, which is at the heart of the kinetic impactor concept, the coupling between dynamical and physical properties of binary or single NEOs, subject to an impact-induced or an encounter-induced deflection, so to further expand our understanding of all mitigation-related properties of NEOs.
Partner institutes contributing to the science-based work packages will provide acknowledged experts in the impact process (UBERN, Mfn, CNRS), NEO dynamics (AUTH), and NEO physical properties (UA, IAC, CNRS, ROB), including their interior structure. The resulting information from these activities within the project duration will constitute input for the technical, mission-oriented work packages. The consortium includes partners with extensive experience in the development of relevant space mission systems and technologies (Airbus, DLR, FC.ID, GMVPT, ISAE, ROB, UBO, UGA). The public outreach of all these activities will be supervised by a partner (AF) whose experience and efficiency is demonstrated by the increasing success of Asteroid Day that they have organized every year since it was founded in 2015.
We recognise that some partners overlap in terms of their research fields and competences While such overlap is natural and beneficial, we will avoid duplication of effort. Each partner has clear tasks and responsibilities. However, in order not to waste valuable know-how, we plan to maximize communication between partners via the project internal website and project meetings to ensure that partners are fully aware of each other’s work.
Here is the how the work plan is broken down across the consortium members