PDC2015: Impact scenario

Apr 17

Note: This article concerns a hypothetical asteroid scenario. The information described in this article does not concern a real world event but is based on the practise scenario used at the PDC2015.


  The planetary defense conference 2015 has gone through its last day this Friday, and this day was fully dedicated to the conclusion of the PDC2015 impact scenario. During the conference all the experts on planetary defence

PDC2015: NEOShield at the conference

Apr 15
A view of the flags of the ESA members states at ESA ESRIN. A model of the Vega rocket can be seen on the left.

A view of the flags of the ESA members states at ESA ESRIN. A model of the Vega rocket can be seen on the left.

The Planetary Defense Conference in Frascati, Italy is in full swing now, with numerous

PDC2015, day 1: Conference kick-off

Apr 13

Today the Planetary Defense Conference in Frascati, Italy, started. It was the first day of the 5-day conference that brings together the scientists and engineers that are working each day to investigate the threat of NEOs and how to deflect an inbound asteroid. The conference opened at the ESA ESRIN facilities on Monday morning at 9:00 with a welcome to all visitors from the organisation commission. After that, the first session of presentations quickly started

NEO NEWS (05/09/15) Asteroid Threat, NASA ARM-B, ESA AIM

Apr 10

Why the Asteroid Threat Should be Taken Seriously by David Eicher (Astronomy Magazine, April 6)

[http://www.astronomy.com/bonus/asteroidday] The press response to the Asteroid Day [http://www.asteroidday.org] announcement was spectacular — I think, fair to say, beyond anyone’s expectations. Although it should be said that whenever Brian May does something, it certainly attracts attention, and the same could also be said of Martin Rees, who is one of the most brilliant people