Mission to Mine Water from Asteroids
Luxembourg based Deep Space Industries (DSI) is planning to send a probe out on a Near Earth Asteroid on a mission to mine water from one of these bodies. The project is reportedly to be cheaper by millions of dollars as compared to other major missions because the company is building the spacecraft with the most recent cutting edge small satellite technology. The main advantage of this would be that a refueling station in
Capture The Asteroids
Capture The Asteroids and Win a FREE GIFT! Please Keep in Mind: The Only two Asteroids to be photographed are (96590) 1998 XB OR 5143 Heracles, which would have a Near Earth Flyby towards the end of November. The Winners would be decided on the basis of Photo Quality and how well the Asteroids are captured. Only Amateur photographers are allowed to compete, no Big Observatory or Research Organisation would be allowed to participate.
ESA’s ambitious Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) on Final Talks
The European Space Agency (ESA)’s Council of Ministers will have a meeting next month to make a decision on the implementation of the Mission. The Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM) mission is planned to be launched in October 2020 and would reach the binary asteroid system Didymos in 2022. AIM is a mission with a sense of urgency because the asteroid Didymos continues to move for a close encounter with Earth on 2022. The
NASA and FEMA Joint Emergency Asteroid Impact Exercise
NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) and FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Conducted a Joint Emergency Exercise in preparation for an Asteroid Threat The exercise provided a forum for the planetary science community to show how it would collect, analyze and share data about a hypothetical asteroid predicted to impact Earth. In the fictitious scenario, observers continued to track the asteroid for three months using ground-based telescope observations, and the probability of impact climbed