Small Bodies Assessment Group (SBAG)
The Small Bodies Assessment Group (SBAG) was established by NASA in March 2008 to identify scientific priorities and opportunities for the exploration of asteroids, comets, interplanetary dust, small satellites, and Trans-Neptunian Objects. The SBAG also provides scientific input on the utility of asteroids and comets in support of human space activities. The group has an open membership and a steering committee. Input from the scientific community is actively sought. The SBAG provides findings to NASA Headquarters, but does not make recommendations.
The SBAG is NASA's community-based forum designed to provide science input for planning and prioritizing the exploration of small bodies throughout the Solar System for the next several decades. It also provides input on how small bodies can be utilized in support of human space activities. The SBAG chair reports SBAG findings at meetings of the Planetary Science Subcommittee of the NASA Advisory Council's Science Committee. The SBAG is open to all interested members of the small bodies community. The SBAG regularly evaluates the goals, objectives, investigations, and required measurements for the exploration of small bodies on the basis of the widest possible community outreach. If you are interested in becoming an SBAG member, please fill out the Indication of Interest Form.
15th Meeting of the NASA Small Bodies Assessment Group
June 28–June 30, 2016
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab
The 15th SBAG meeting will be held at:
Building 200, Room E100
Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
11101 Johns Hopkins Road, Laurel, MD, 20723
Registration for the SBAG meeting will be online soon, and no additional badging or personal identification will be required to attend the meeting.
Information about nearby lodging options are available on this page:
NASA Conference Tracking System: If you typically use the NASA Conference Tracking System for your travel, or have a different travel authorization processes for your institution, please follow those usual procedures. The NCTS number for the SBAG 15 meeting is: 24436-16.
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