The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission electric propulsion trade

  title={The Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) mission electric propulsion trade},
  author={Brian L. Kantsiper},
  journal={2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference},
  • B. Kantsiper
  • Published 4 March 2017
  • Environmental Science
  • 2017 IEEE Aerospace Conference
Mitigation of a hazardous NEO can be accomplished by deflecting it so that it misses the Earth. Strategies to deflect an asteroid include impacting it with a spacecraft (a kinetic impactor), pulling it with the gravity of the mass of a spacecraft (a gravity tractor), using the blast of a nearby nuclear explosion, and modifying the surface or causing ablation by various means including lasers or particle beams. None of these approaches has been tested on a NEO. The AIDA mission is a proposed… Expand
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