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The asteroid impact mission: testing laser communication in deep-space
Author(s): I. Carnelli; K. Mellab; C. Heese; Z. Sodnik; V. Pesquita; B. Gutierrez

Paper Abstract

In October 2022 the binary asteroid system 65803 Didymos will have an exceptionally close approach with the Earth flying by within only 0.088 AU. ESA is planning to leverage on this close encounter to launch a small mission of opportunity called Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) to explore and demonstrate new technologies for future science and exploration missions while addressing planetary defence and performing asteroid scientific investigations.

Paper Details

Date Published: 25 September 2017
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 10562, International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016, 105622T (25 September 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2296049
Show Author Affiliations
I. Carnelli, ESA-HQ (France)
K. Mellab, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
C. Heese, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
Z. Sodnik, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
V. Pesquita, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)
B. Gutierrez, European Space Research and Technology Ctr. (Netherlands)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10562:
International Conference on Space Optics — ICSO 2016
Bruno Cugny; Nikos Karafolas; Zoran Sodnik, Editor(s)

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