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DART Impact Predictions from NEO-MAPP Team Members 777 437 NEO MAPP

DART Impact Predictions from NEO-MAPP Team Members

NASA’s Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) spacecraft is preparing to crash into the asteroid Dimorphos in an attempt to change its orbit and speed – humanity’s first demonstration of an asteroid deflection technique. Space agencies, scientists and people around the globe will bear witness to…

NEO-MAPP Project Team (Ian Carnelli, Heli Greus, Patrick Michel, Sabina Raducan) on Asteroid Day LIVE Panel
NEO-MAPP Team on Asteroid Day LIVE 2022 500 333 NEO MAPP

NEO-MAPP Team on Asteroid Day LIVE 2022

NEO-MAPP experts are back for the first in two years in-person Asteroid Day LIVE 2022!  Asteroid Day LIVE is the only broadcast dedicated to educating the public about asteroid science, research, missions and the emerging new-space economy. This year’s  programme consisted of seven panels that…

Planetary Defense: Study Finds That NASA’s DART Spacecraft Could Obliterate Asteroids 777 437 NEO MAPP

Planetary Defense: Study Finds That NASA’s DART Spacecraft Could Obliterate Asteroids

  This article was originally published on Scitechdaily on August 7, 2022. The DART spacecraft’s collision with its target may leave the asteroid unrecognizable, rather than just a minor crater. University of Bern researchers simulate planetary defense. The world’s first comprehensive planetary defense test against…

Hera spacecraft design
Vidéo : article sur la mission Hera de l’ESA publié dans The Planetary Science Journal (revue à comité de lecture) – in French 550 304 NEO MAPP

Vidéo : article sur la mission Hera de l’ESA publié dans The Planetary Science Journal (revue à comité de lecture) – in French

Conception du vaisseau spatial Hera Les emplacements des différents instruments sont indiqués (AFC = Asteroid Framing Cameras ; TIRI = Thermal InfraRed Imager ; PALT = Planetary ALTimeter ; SMC = Small Monitoring Cameras). (figure 6, extrait de The Planetary Science Journal) ” La mission…

Hera spacecraft design
A new peer-reviewed article on the ESA Hera mission published in The Planetary Science Journal 550 304 NEO MAPP

A new peer-reviewed article on the ESA Hera mission published in The Planetary Science Journal

The ESA Hera Mission: Detailed Characterization of the DART Impact Outcome and of the Binary Asteroid (65803) Didymos

Surface changes around the circumference of TAGSAM.
Near-zero cohesion and loose packing of Bennu’s near subsurface revealed by spacecraft contact 2560 2560 NEO MAPP

Near-zero cohesion and loose packing of Bennu’s near subsurface revealed by spacecraft contact

    This is an extract from the peer-reviewed journal Science  Advances (Vol. 8, No. 27) When the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft pressed its sample collection mechanism into the surface of Bennu, it provided a direct test of the poorly understood near-subsurface physical properties of rubble-pile asteroids,…