An ‘entry level’ mission to a near Earth object

@article{Phipps2006AnL,
  title={An ‘entry level’ mission to a near Earth object},
  author={A. Phipps and M. Meerman and James Wilhelm and D. Gibbon and J. Northam and A. Curiel and J. Ward and M. Sweeting},
  journal={Acta Astronautica},
  year={2006},
  volume={59},
  pages={845-857}
}
Abstract Near Earth Objects (NEOs) are comets or asteroids that intersect or pass near to our planet posing a real and underestimated danger to mankind. While the probability of impact is low, the consequences of such an impact could be apocalyptic. Various programs are underway to discover these kilometer-sized objects from Earth. However, once targets of interest have been identified a fly-by or orbiting spacecraft is required to understand the objects’ mass, morphology and composition. Fly… Expand

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