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As the NEOShield-2 project progresses information on the research publications, deliverables and documents will be available here.

Publications of the former NEOShield-1 Project are available here.


Public Project Deliverables

This table lists all public deliverables of the NEOShield-2 project already submitted and approved by the EC.
IDDeliverable TitleStatus
D2.1Public project websitePublished/Online
D2.2Public outreach reportSubmitted to EC, under review
D3.1Reference mission definition, Mitigation DemonstrationSubmitted to EC, under review
D3.2Reference mission definition, Sample ReturnSubmitted to EC, under review
D6.1 Technologies for Return and In-situ Analysis of NEO SamplesFinal, Approved
D9.1Dynamical web-interface tool and User ManualSubmitted to EC, under review
D9.2List of potential target NEOsSubmitted to EC, under review
D10.1 Report on observation procedures and toolsFinal, Approved
D10.2 Intermediate observations and analysis progress reportFinal, Approved
D10.3Observation support tools and related User ManualsSubmitted to EC, under review
D10.4Report on Photometric Observations I (Colours, and Phase functions)Submitted to EC, under review
D10.5Report on Photometric Observations II (lightcurves and rotational properties)Submitted to EC, under review
D10.6Report on Photometry and Precovery ObservationsSubmitted to EC, under review
D10.7Report on Spectroscopic ObservationsSubmitted to EC, under review
D10.8Report on Thermal IR Data AnalysisSubmitted to EC, under review
D11.1 Report on a Future NEO physical properties databaseFinal, Approved
D11.2Report on data analyses and mitigation-relevant NEO physical propertiesSubmitted to EC, under review
D11.3Report on modelling and simulations of NEO response to deflection attemptsSubmitted to EC, under review
D11.4NEO physical properties database and User ManualSubmitted to EC, under review
D12.1 Report on analysis of the effectiveness of impact disaster planning at the national levelFinal, Approved
D12.2Report on an European strategy for future mitigation-related endeavoursSubmitted to EC, under review
D12.3Technology development planIn Progress
Moreover find here our NEOTωIST Impact Calculator, a tool to calculate an estimate of the most important properties of a hypervelocity impact event on small asteroids with negligible gravity.


Project Publications

NEOShield-2 Project Publications (Books, Peer reviewed publications as well as Papers in Conference Proceedings) as registered at the EC repository (Status: 11.09.2017)
TitleAuthorsTitle of the Journal/Proceedings/Book, Number, Date (DOI)
Asteroid Impacts and Modern Civilization: Can We Prevent a Catastrophe?A. W. Harris, M. Boslough, C. R. Chapman, L. Drube, P. Michel, A. W. HarrisAsteroids IV, (DOI: 10.2458/azu_uapress_9780816532131-ch042)
A global response roadmap to the asteroid impact threat: The NEOShield perspectiveD. Perna, M.A. Barucci, L. Drube, A. Falke, M. Fulchignoni, A.W. Harris, A.W. Harris, Z. KanuchovaPlanetary and Space Science, 118 (DOI: 10.1016/j.pss.2015.07.006)
Dealing with uncertainties in asteroid deflection demonstration missions: NEOT?ISTSiegfried Eggl, Daniel Hestroffer, Juan L. Cano, Javier Martín Ávila, Line Drube, Alan W. Harris, Albert Falke, Ulrich Johann, Kilian Engel, Stephen R. Schwartz, Patrick MichelProceedings of the International Astronomical Union, 10/S318 (DOI: 10.1017/S1743921315008698)
Orbital, spin state and thermophysical characterization of near-Earth asteroid (3200) PhaethonHanus, J., Delbo, M., Vokrouhlicky, D., Pravec, P., Emery, J.P., Alí-Lagoa, V., Bolin, B., Devogele, M., Dyvig, R., Galad, A., Jedicke, R., Kornos, L., P. Kusnirak, P., Licandro, J., Reddy, V., Rivet, J-P., Vilagi, J., Warner, B.D.Astronomy and Astrophysics - Sumbitted, (DOI: )
Asteroid thermophysical modelingDelbo, M., Mueller, M., Emery, J. P., Rozitis, B., Capria, M. Asteroids IV, Michel, P., DeMeo, F., Bottke, W.F. eds, ArXiv e-prints arXiv:1508.05575 (DOI: )
Spectral characterization of V-type asteroids – I. Space weathering effects and implications for V-type NEAsDaniele Fulvio, Davide Perna, Simone Ieva, Rosario Brunetto, Zuzana Kanuchova, Carlo Blanco, Giovanni Strazzulla, Elisabetta DottoMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 455/1 (DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stv2300)
GRASPING THE NATURE OF POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ASTEROIDSD. Perna, E. Dotto, S. Ieva, M. A. Barucci, F. Bernardi, S. Fornasier, F. De Luise, E. Perozzi, A. Rossi, E. Mazzotta Epifani, M. Micheli, J. D. P. DeshapriyaThe Astronomical Journal, 151/1 (DOI: 10.3847/0004-6256/151/1/11)
Small-body deflection techniques using spacecraft: Techniques in simulating the fate of ejectaStephen R. Schwartz, Yang Yu, Patrick Michel, Martin JutziAdvances in Space Research, 57/8 (DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2015.12.042)
Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment (AIDA) Mission: Modeling and Simulation of Impact Outcomes — Ejecta Properties and EvolutionSchwartz, S. R.; Asphaug, E.; Cheng, A.; Housen, K. R.; Michel, P.; Miller, P.; Stickle, A.; Tancredi, G.; Vincent, J.-B.; Wünnemann, K.; Yu, Y.47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, held March 21-25, 2016 at The Woodlands, Texas., 1903 (DOI: )
DYNAMICS OF THE EJECTA CLOUD PRODUCED BY A KINETIC IMPACT ON THE SECONDARY OF THE BINARY ASTEROID DIDYMOS: A CONTRIBUTION TO THE AIDA SPACE PROJECTYu, Y.; Michel, P.; Schwartz, S. R.; Naidu, S.; Benner, L. A. M.47th Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, held March 21-25, 2016 at The Woodlands, Texas., 818 (DOI: )
Dynamics of ejecta from a binary asteroid impact in the framework of the AIDA mission: a NEOShield-2 contributionYu, Y.; Schwartz, S. R.; Michel, P.; Benner, L. A. M.European Planetary Science Congress 2015, held 27 September - 2 October, 2015 in Nantes, France., 616 (DOI: )
Simulations of vibration-driven regolith segregation in the low-gravity asteroid environmentMaurel, C.; Richardson, D. C.; Ballouz, R.-L.; Michel, P.; Schwartz, S. R.European Planetary Science Congress 2015, held 27 September - 2 October, 2015 in Nantes, France., 596 (DOI: )
Asteroid Surface GeophysicsN. Murdoch, P. Sánchez, S. R. Schwartz, H. MiyamotoAsteroids IV, Chapter 39 (DOI: 10.2458/azu_uapress_9780816532131-ch039)

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