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The observing campaign on the deep-space debris WT1190F as a test case for short-warning NEO impacts

By SpaceRef Editor
October 23, 2017
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Marco Micheli, Alberto Buzzoni, Detlef Koschny, Gerhard Drolshagen, Ettore Perozzi, Olivier Hainaut, Stijn Lemmens, Giuseppe Altavilla, Italo Foppiani, Jaime Nomen, Noelia Sánchez-Ortiz, Wladimiro Marinello, Gianpaolo Pizzetti, Andrea Soffiantini, Siwei Fan, Carolin Frueh
(Submitted on 20 Oct 2017)

On 2015 November 13, the small artificial object designated WT1190F entered the Earth atmosphere above the Indian Ocean offshore Sri Lanka after being discovered as a possible new asteroid only a few weeks earlier. At ESA’s SSA-NEO Coordination Centre we took advantage of this opportunity to organize a ground-based observational campaign, using WT1190F as a test case for a possible similar future event involving a natural asteroidal body.

Comments:    Icarus, In Press. 5 pages, 2 figures
Subjects:    Earth and Planetary Astrophysics (astro-ph.EP)
DOI:    10.1016/j.icarus.2017.10.006
Cite as:    arXiv:1710.07684 [astro-ph.EP] (or arXiv:1710.07684v1 [astro-ph.EP] for this version)
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From: Marco Micheli
[v1] Fri, 20 Oct 2017 19:33:49 GMT (136kb,D)

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