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Antimatter applied for Earth protection from asteroid collisionAn Earth protection system against asteroids and meteorites in colliding orbit is proposed. The system consists of detection and deorbiting systems. Analyses are given for the resolution of microwave optics, the detectability of radar, the orbital plan of intercepting operation, and the antimatter mass require for totally or partially blasting the asteroid. Antimatter of 1 kg is required for deorbiting an asteroid 200 m in diameter. An experimental simulation of antimatter cooling and storage is planned. The facility under construction is discussed.
Document ID
Acquisition Source
Legacy CDMS
Document Type
Conference Paper
Satori, Shin
(Tokyo Univ. Sagamihara, Japan)
Kuninaka, Hitoshi
(Tokyo Univ. Sagamihara, Japan)
Kuriki, Kyoichi
(Tokyo Univ. Sagamihara, Japan)
Date Acquired
September 6, 2013
Publication Date
April 1, 1990
Publication Information
Publication: NASA. Lewis Research Center, Vision-21: Space Travel for the Next Millennium
Subject Category
Astronautics (General)
Accession Number
Distribution Limits
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.
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