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

Public Project Deliverables

This table lists all public deliverables of the NEOShield-2 project submitted and approved by the EC.
IDDeliverable TitleStatus
D2.1Public project websitePublished/Online
D2.2Public outreach reportFinal, Approved
D3.1Reference mission definition, Mitigation DemonstrationFinal, Approved
D3.2Reference mission definition, Sample ReturnFinal, Approved
D6.1Technologies for Return and In-situ Analysis of NEO SamplesFinal, Approved
D9.1Dynamical web-interface tool and User ManualFinal, Approved
D9.2List of potential target NEOsFinal, Approved
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 ManualsFinal, Approved
D10.4Report on Photometric Observations I (Colours, and Phase functions)Final, Approved
D10.5Report on Photometric Observations II (lightcurves and rotational properties)Final, Approved
D10.6Report on Photometry and Precovery ObservationsFinal, Approved
D10.7Report on Spectroscopic ObservationsFinal, Approved
D10.8Report on Thermal IR Data AnalysisFinal, Approved
D11.1 Report on a Future NEO physical properties databaseFinal, Approved
D11.2Report on data analyses and mitigation-relevant NEO physical propertiesFinal, Approved
D11.3Report on modelling and simulations of NEO response to deflection attemptsFinal, Approved
D11.4NEO physical properties database and User ManualFinal, Approved
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 endeavoursFinal, Approved
D12.3Technology development planFinal, Approved
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: 01.12.2017)
TitleAuthorsTitle of the Journal/Proceedings/Book, Number, Date (DOI) Repository Link
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, Chapter 42 (DOI: 10.2458/azu_uapress_9780816532131-ch042), Repository Link
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), Repository Link
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 - Submitted
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, Repository Link
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), Repository Link
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), Repository Link
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, Repository Link
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, Repository Link
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, Repository Link
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, Repository Link
Asteroid Surface GeophysicsN. Murdoch, P. Sánchez, S. R. Schwartz, H. MiyamotoAsteroids IV, Chapter 39 (DOI: 10.2458/azu_uapress_9780816532131-ch039), Repository Link
THERMAL TOMOGRAPHY OF ASTEROID SURFACE STRUCTUREAlan W. Harris, Line DrubeThe Astrophysical Journal, 832/2 (DOI: 10.3847/0004-637X/832/2/127), Repository Link
Momentum Transfer in Hypervelocity Impact Experiments on Rock TargetsTobias Hoerth, Frank Schäfer, Jan Hupfer, Oliver Millon, Matthias WickertProcedia Engineering, 103 (DOI: 10.1016/j.proeng.2015.04.027), Repository Link
Hugoniot data of Seeberger sandstone up to 7 GPaTobias Hoerth, Frank Bagusat, Stefan HiermaierInternational Journal of Impact Engineering, 99 (DOI: 10.1016/j.ijimpeng.2016.08.003), Repository Link
An efficient algorithm for prioritizing NEA physical observationsM. Cortese, E. Perozzi, M. Micheli, B. Borgia, E. Dotto, E. Mazzotta Epifani, S. Ieva, M. A. Barucci, D. PernaMeteoritics & Planetary Science, 52/3 (DOI: 10.1111/maps.12810), Repository Link
The NEOT?IST mission (Near-Earth Object Transfer of angular momentum spin test)Line Drube, Alan W. Harris, Kilian Engel, Albert Falke, Ulrich Johann, Siegfried Eggl, Juan L. Cano, Javier Martín Ávila, Stephen R. Schwartz, Patrick MichelActa Astronautica, 127 (DOI: DOI: 10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.05.009), Repository Link
Thermophysical modeling of Didymos’ moon for the Asteroid Impact MissionIvanka Pelivan, Line Drube, Ekkehard Kührt, Jörn Helbert, Jens Biele, Michael Maibaum, Barbara Cozzoni, Valentina LommatschAdvances in Space Research, 59/7 (DOI: 10.1016/j.asr.2016.12.041), Repository Link
ToutatisLine DrubeEncyclopedia of Astrobiology (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_5213-1), Repository Link
PsycheLine DrubeEncyclopedia of Astrobiology (DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-27833-4_5210-1), Repository Link
ASIME 2016 White Paper: In-Space Utilisation of Asteroids: "Answers to Questions from the Asteroid Miners"Amara L. Graps, Philippe Blondel, Grant Bonin, Daniel Britt, Simone Centuori, Marco Delbo, Line Drube, Rene Duffard, Martin Elvis, Daniel Faber, Elizabeth Frank, JL Galache, Simon F. Green, Jan Thimo Grundmann, Henry Hsieh, Akos Kereszturi, Pauli Laine, Anny-Chantal Levasseur-Regourd, Philipp Maier, Philip Metzger, Patrick Michel, Migo Mueller, Thomas Mueller, Naomi Murdoch, Alex Parker, Petr Pravec, Vishnu Reddy, Joel Sercel, Andy Rivkin, Colin Snodgrass, Paolo TangaASIME 2016, Repository Link
Analysis of the Behavior of Sedimentary Rocks Under Impact LoadingOliver Millon, Maria Luisa Ruiz-Ripoll, Tobias HoerthRock Mechanics and Rock Engineering 49, 42675
Influence of Impactor Size on Momentum MultiplicationHoerth, T.; Poelchau, M.; Kenkmann, T.; Hupfer, J.; and Schäfer, F.Bridging the Gap III: Impact cratering in nature experiment and modelling, Repository Link
Ejecta cloud from the AIDA space project kinetic impact on the secondary of a binary asteroid: I. mechanical environment and dynamical modelYu, Yang; Michel, Patrick; Schwartz, Stephen R.; Naidu, Shantanu P.; Benner, Lance A. M.Icarus, Volume 282 (DOI: 10.1016/j.icarus.2016.09.008), Repository Link
Ejecta cloud from the AIDA space project kinetic impact on the secondary of a binary asteroid: II. fates and evolutionary dependenciesYang Yu, Patrick MichelIcarus, (Submitted 2 Aug 2017), Repository Link
NEOSHIELD-2: DESIGN AND END-TO-END VALIDATION OF AN AUTONOMOUS CLOSED-LOOP GNC SYSTEM FOR ASTEROID KINETIC IMPACTOR MISSIONSMarc Chapuy, Noëla Despré, Philippe Hyounet, Francesco Capolupo, Roland Brochard10th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems, Salzburg, 2017, Repository Link
Autonomous GNC/IP for Approach and Hovering of irregular small bodiesM. Hagenfeldt, L. Hernández, P. Hermosín, C. Valle, A. Fabrizi, J. Martín, M. Kerr, J.L. Cano, T. ZieglerProceedings of 7th European Conference for Aeronautics and Space Sciences (EUCASS 2017) (DOI: 10.13009/EUCASS2017-435), Repository Link
Asteroid deflection using a kinetic impactor: Insights from hypervelocity impact experimentsHoerth, T.; Schäfer, F.EGU General Assembly 2016, p.18325, Repository Link
Influence of Impactor Size on Momentum MultiplicationHoerth, T.; Poelchau, M. H.; Kenkmann, T.; Hupfer, J.; Schäfer, F.Bridging the Gap III, LPI Contribution No. 1861, p.1030, Repository Link
NEOT?IST - An Asteroid Impactor Mission Featuring Sub-spacecraft for Enhanced Mission CapabilityEngel, Kilian; Pugliatti, Mattia; Drube, Line; Cano, J. L.; Eggl, S.; Hestroffer, Daniel; Falke, Albert; Johann, Ulrich; Harris, Alan67th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2016, Repository Link
Asteroid Impact Deflection and Assessment (AIDA) Mission Properties of Impact Ejecta, PosterD. P. Hamilton, E. G. Fahnestock, S. R. Schwartz, N. Murdoch, E. Asphaug, A. F. Cheng, K. R. Housen, P. Michel, P. Miller, A. Stickle, G. Tancredi, J.-B. Vincent, K. Wünnemann, Y. Yu, S. Delchambre, T. Ziegler, A. FalkeAmerican Astronomical Society DPS 48 / European Planetary Science Congress EPSC 11 Meeting
The NEOShield-2 EU Project - The Italian contributionIeva S., Dotto E., Mazzotta Epifani E., Di Paola A., Speziali R., Cortese M., Lazzarin M., Bertini R., Magrin S., Barucci M.A., Perna D., Perozzi E., Micheli M.EGU General Assembly 2016, 13808, Repository Link
The NEOShield-2 EU Project - The first year of the Italian contributionIeva S., Dotto E., Mazzotta Epifani E., Di Paola A., Speziali R., Lazzarin M., Bertini I., Barucci M.A., Perna D., Lazzaro D., Silva S., Monteiro F., Perozzi E., Micheli M., Cortese M.AAS DPS meeting 2016, 48, Repository Link
Physical characterization of the near-Earth object populationIeva, S., Dotto E., Mazzotta Epifani E., Perna D., Perozzi E., Micheli M.Focus Point on Highlights of Planetary Science in Italy, 132, Repository Link
NEOs physical properties and threat: first results of the Italian contribution to the NEOShield-2 projectIeva S., Dotto E., Mazzotta Epifani E., Di Paola A., Speziali R., Lazzarin M., Bertini I., Barucci M.A., Perna D., Perozzi E., Micheli M.ACM meeting 2017, Poster1.d.8
The Italian contribution to the NEOShield-2 EU project: Results of the first year of activityIeva S., Dotto E., Mazzotta Epifani E., Di Paola A., Speziali R., Lazzarin M., Bertini I., Lazzaro D., Arcoverde P., Barucci M.A., Perna D., Perozzi E., Micheli M.2017 IAA Planetary Defense Conference, IAA-PDC-17-03-01, Repository Link
A photometric survey of Near-Earth Objects in support of the NEOShield-2 project.Ieva S., Dotto E. Mazzotta Epifani E., Perna D., Barucci M.A., Di Paola A., Micheli M., Perozzi E., Speziali R., Lazzarin M., Bertini I., Giunta A., Lazzaro D., Arcoverde P.European Planetary Science Congress 2017, Repository Link
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), Repository Link
Measurement strategy of the momentum enhancement beta-factor for Near Earth Object mitigation missionsSimon Delchambre, Tobias Ziegler, Albert Falke, Ulrich Johann, Georg Willich, Klaus Janschek2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference (DOI: 10.1109/AERO.2017.7943905), Repository Link
Prediction of transits of Solar system objects in Kepler /K2 images: an extension of the Virtual Observatory service SkyBoTJ. Berthier, B. Carry, F. Vachier, S. Eggl, A. SanterneMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 458/3 (DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw492), Repository Link
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), Repository Link
Near-Inertial Hovering Optical Navigation at the Close Proximity of Very Small Asteroids, PosterS. Delchambre, M. Martin, Q. Harbulot, T. Ziegler, A. Falke, U. Johann, K. Janschek5th IAA Planetary Defense Conference, Tokyo, 2017
NEOT?IST – Design Study of a Kinetic Impactor Demonstration Mission Featuring NEO Spin Change and Observer Sub-spacecraftK. Engel, M. Pugliatti, L. Drube, D. Hestroffer, J. Cano, S. Delchambre, T. Ziegler, A. Falke, U. Johann, A. Harris5th IAA Planetary Defense Conference, Tokyo, 2017
NEOT?IST - A Relatively Inexpensive Kinetic Impactor Demonstration Mission ConceptL. Drube, A.W. Harris, S. Weisenberger, K. Engel, A. Falke, S. Delchambre, T. Ziegler and S. Eggl5th IAA Planetary Defense Conference, Tokyo, 2017
NEOT?IST - Determining the Momentum EnhancementS. Eggl, S. Delchambre, L. Drube, K. Engel, A. Falke, T. Ziegler, D. Hestroffer5th IAA Planetary Defense Conference, Tokyo, 2017
NEOShield-2 Overview and Results So FarA. Falke, A. Harris and the NEOShield-2 Consortium5th IAA Planetary Defense Conference, Tokyo, 2017
Landmark Based Pose Estimation for Autonomous Inertial Hovering around Small Solar System BodiesS. Delchambre, T. Ziegler, U. Johann, A. Falke, K. Janschek10th International ESA Conference on Guidance, Navigation & Control Systems, Salzburg, 2017
Monocamera-based Solar Radiation Pressure Estimation for Small Body Rendezvous Missions (Intended)S. Delchambre, T. Ziegler, C.P. Diego Trigueros, U. Johann, A. Falke, K. JanschekAIAA Journal of Guidance, Control, and Dynamics
Influences of Enhancement Factor Measurement Technique on the Kinetic Impactor Mission Design (Intended)S. Delchambre, T. Ziegler, U. Johann, A. Falke, K. Janschek2018 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Development and Validation of GNC Functional Modes for Asteroids Sample Return Mission in the frame of the European Commission H2020 NEOShield-2 ProjectM. Suatoni, A. Pellacani, D.G. Arjona, C.D. Sanchez, I.C. Nunez, A. Falke, T. Ziegler, S. Delchambre68th International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2017
Spectral and rotational properties of near-Earth asteroid (162173) Ryugu, target of the Hayabusa2 sample return missionD. Perna, M. A. Barucci, M. Ishiguro, A. Alvarez-Candal, D. Kuroda, M. Yoshikawa, M.-J. Kim, S. Fornasier, S. Hasegawa, D.-G. Roh, T. G. Müller, Y. KimAstronomy & Astrophysics, 599 (DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201630346), Repository Link
An investigation of the low-? V near-Earth asteroids (341843) 2008 EV5 and (52381) 1993 HAD. Perna, M. Popescu, F. Monteiro, C. Lantz, D. Lazzaro, F. MerlinAstronomy & Astrophysics, 597 (DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201629093), Repository Link
Asteroid shapes and thermal properties from combined optical and mid-infrared photometry inversionJ. ?urech, M. Delbo’, B. Carry, J. Hanuš, V. Alí-LagoaAstronomy & Astrophysics, 604 (DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201730868), Repository Link
Sizes and albedos of Mars-crossing asteroids from WISE/NEOWISE dataV. Alí-Lagoa, M. Delbo’Astronomy & Astrophysics, 603 (DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201629917), Repository Link
Differences between the Pallas collisional family and similarly sized B-type asteroidsV. Alí-Lagoa, J. Licandro, R. Gil-Hutton, M. Cañada-Assandri, M. Delbo’, J. de León, H. Campins, N. Pinilla-Alonso, M. S. P. Kelley, J. HanušAstronomy & Astrophysics, 591 (DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201527660), Repository Link
Physical properties of B-type asteroids from WISE dataV. Alí-Lagoa, J. de León, J. Licandro, M. Delbó, H. Campins, N. Pinilla-Alonso, M. S. KelleyAstronomy & Astrophysics, 554 (DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201220680), Repository Link
Identification of a primordial asteroid family constrains the original planetesimal populationMarco Delbo’, Kevin Walsh, Bryce Bolin, Chrysa Avdellidou, Alessandro MorbidelliScience, 357/6355 (DOI: 10.1126/science.aam6036), Repository Link

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