Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous : Mission Summary

  title={Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous : Mission Summary},
  author={Andrew F. Cheng},
On February 14, 2000, the Near Earth Asteroid Rendezvous spacecraft (NEAR Shoemaker) began the first orbital study of an asteroid, the near-Earth object 433 Eros. Almost a year later, on February 12, 2001, NEAR Shoemaker completed its mission by landing on the asteroid and acquiring data from its surface. NEAR Shoemaker’s intensive study has found an… CONTINUE READING