Wednesday, 16 January 2013

US, ESA to test asteroid deflection

US, ESA to test asteroid deflection:
Artist’s concept of the US-European Asteroid Impact and Deflection mission (AIDA)
When you’re trying to keep a rogue asteroid from hitting Earth, you’d better get it right the first time. With this in mind, the European Space Agency (ESA) is looking for new ideas to help develop a US-European asteroid deflection mission. With a target date of October, 2022, the purpose of the mission is to send a pair of spacecraft to a near-Earth asteroid where one will impact it while the other observes the effect... Continue Reading US, ESA to test asteroid deflection

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