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An Innovative Solution to NASA's NEO Impact Threat Mitigation Grand Challenge and Flight Validation Mission Architecture DevelopmentThis paper presents the results of a NASA Innovative Advanced Concept (NIAC) Phase 2 study entitled "An Innovative Solution to NASA's Near-Earth Object (NEO) Impact Threat Mitigation Grand Challenge and Flight Validation Mission Architecture Development." This NIAC Phase 2 study was conducted at the Asteroid Deflection Research Center (ADRC) of Iowa State University in 2012-2014. The study objective was to develop an innovative yet practically implementable mitigation strategy for the most probable impact threat of an asteroid or comet with short warning time (< 5 years). The mitigation strategy described in this paper is intended to optimally reduce the severity and catastrophic damage of the NEO impact event, especially when we don't have sufficient warning times for non-disruptive deflection of a hazardous NEO. This paper provides an executive summary of the NIAC Phase 2 study results. Detailed technical descriptions of the study results are provided in a separate final technical report, which can be downloaded from the ADRC website (www.adrc.iastate.edu).
Document ID
20150011453
Document Type
Conference Paper
Authors
Wie, Bong (Iowa State Univ. Ames, IA, United States)
Barbee, Brent W. (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center Greenbelt, MD United States)
Date Acquired
June 23, 2015
Publication Date
April 13, 2015
Subject Category
Astrodynamics
Lunar and Planetary Science and Exploration
Report/Patent Number
GSFC-E-DAA-TN21982
Meeting Information
IAA Planetary Defense Conference(Frascati)
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NNX12AQ60G
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Public Use Permitted.
Keywords
NEO Impact Threat Mitigation
Planetary
Defense

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