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NEO-MAPP on Asteroid Day LIVE 2020 450 261 NEO MAPP

NEO-MAPP on Asteroid Day LIVE 2020

As part of Asteroid Day LIVE 2020, members of the NEO-MAPP project took time out to talk about  developing instruments, technologies and data exploitation techniques for future spacecraft missions to asteroids. NEO-MAPP on Asteroid Day LIVE 2020 includes discussion of seismology stations to be dropped on asteroids, ground-based observing campaigns to support asteroid missions, and…

NEO-MAPP PI Patrick Michel addresses Europlanet Science Congress 2020 150 150 NEO MAPP

NEO-MAPP PI Patrick Michel addresses Europlanet Science Congress 2020

https://neomapp.eu/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/NEOMAPP-SCREEN-RECORDING.mp4 NEO-MAPP PI Patrick Michel speaks to the virtual Europlanet Science Congress 2020. Attendees of the virtual Europlanet Science Congress 2020 were recently briefed on the Near Earth Object Modelling and Payloads for Protection (NEO-MAPP) project by Principal Investigator Patrick Michel, Director of Research at CNRS at the Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur in Nice,…

Project NEO-MAPP Spearheads A New Era Of Asteroid Research 900 466 NEO MAPP

Project NEO-MAPP Spearheads A New Era Of Asteroid Research

The NEO-MAPP project was born in response to the European Commission’s call in the framework of its Horizon 2020 program to fund organisations pursuing asteroid deflection techniques, or other studies relevant to preventing an impact with the Earth. At the time, Patrick Michel, Director of Research at CNRS at the Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur…

The Origin of Asteroids Ryugu and Bennu Revealed 930 1024 NEO MAPP

The Origin of Asteroids Ryugu and Bennu Revealed

Asteroids Ryugu and Bennu could have formed from the debris of the same disrupted body according to a new study performed by NEO-MAPP’s Project Coordinator Patrick Michel (from the Université Côte d’Azur, Observatoire de la Côte d’Azur, CNRS, Lagrange Laboratorie), Ron Ballouz (University of Arizona)  and collaborators, who include NEO-MAPP team member Brian May. Asteroid…

NEO-MAPP Project Kicks off in Nice 150 150 NEO MAPP

NEO-MAPP Project Kicks off in Nice

The NEO-MAPP project held its Kick-off meeting in Nice on February 6, 2020.  Participants joined in person and virtually.  The agenda for the program was 9h30 Welcome coffee etc 10h Round table and a general introduction by our CE Program Officer 10h30 WP1 by CNRS (including activities & Topics addressed by NEO-MAPP, Consortium structure, Schedule,…