Category: Planetary Exploration
Event Format: Meeting
Date: Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Location: National Academy of Sciences Bldg. 2101 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC US
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.
Outcome: Public Report
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