Asteroid Initiative RFI Release

Asteroid Capture in Progress-- This asteroid mission brings together the best of NASA's science, technology and human exploration efforts to achieve the President's goals faster and at a lower cost to taxpayers than continuing with business as usual. This image shows what capturing an asteroid could look like. NASA will enhance its detection and characterization capabilities, accelerate solar electric propulsion technology development and begin the design of the overall mission.  Image Credit: NASA/Advanced Concepts Lab

Asteroid Capture in Progress–
This image shows what capturing an asteroid could look like. NASA will enhance its detection and characterization capabilities, accelerate solar electric propulsion technology development and begin the design of the overall mission.
Image Credit: NASA/Advanced Concepts Lab

NASA has released a Request for Information (RFI) on system concepts and innovative approaches for both aspects of the recently announced Asteroid Initiative. The initiative includes an Asteroid Redirect Mission, and an
increased focus on defending our planet against the threat of catastrophic asteroid collisions.

Respondents should review RFI submission guidelines outlined in the RFI.
Download the RFI

On June 27 at 2 p.m., NASA will host a Google+ Hangout session in which technical experts will address a selection of respondent questions. Check Asteroid Initiative RFI starting June 25 for more details on the Hangout session.

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