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

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:

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