SAVE THE DATE: AIDA WORKSHOP

The first International Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment (AIDA) Workshop will be held 16-17 October 2014 in the Washington DC area. We will discuss the science and planetary defense aspects of an asteroid deflection by kinetic impactor, focusing on the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) and AIM (Asteroid Impact Mission) concepts under consideration by NASA and ESA. The combination of both missions is referred to as AIDA. As such we will include presentations of those two concepts, discussion of the Didymos binary system, the
target of AIDA , as well as a more general discussion on binary systems, regolith characteristics and mechanics, internal structures of asteroids, impact observing strategies, additional science opportunities during an impact demonstration, and “next steps” for
future deflection tests.

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