Target NEO 2 Workshop: July 9, 2013 in Washington, DC

Target NEO 2 Workshop
Tuesday, July 9, 2013
National Academy of Sciences Bldg.
2101 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC

Registration is free
http://targetneo.jhuapl.edu/

Key Focus: Explore and address the technical issues regarding the identification and characterization of a target required to support the Asteroid Retrieval Mission (ARM). These technical issues include questions articulated by the NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group with community input, which will be posted at: http://targetneo.jhuapl.edu/questions.php

Purpose: Ensure the collective technical opinions of experts in fields pertinent to both robotic and human exploration of NEOs are heard and documented.

Session Descriptions:
NASA’s New Asteroid Initiative Overview – Context, Target Costraints and Tolerances
- Characterizing the Small (< 10 m) NEA Population – Orbits, Physical Properties, Compositions, Uncertainties
- Finding ARM Targets – Current Capabilities (Ground-based, Space-based) and Gaps
- ARM Design Challenges – Proximity Operations, Post-mission Safety, Alternatives
- Investigation of Return-on-Investment – Science Augmentation, Follow-on Missions
- Summary – Techical Issues Resolved, Activity Required to Address Unresolved TIs

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