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Threat Characterization: Trajectory Dynamics

@article{Schweickart2006ThreatCT,
  title={Threat Characterization: Trajectory Dynamics},
  author={Russell L. Schweickart and Clark R. Chapman and Daniel D. Durda and Bill Bottke and David Nesvorn{\'y} and Piet Hut},
  journal={arXiv: Space Physics},
  year={2006}
}
Given a primary interest in mitigation of the potential hazard of near-Earth objects impacting the Earth, the subject of characterization takes on an aspect not normally present when considering asteroids as abstract bodies. Many deflection concepts are interested in the classic geophysical characteristics of asteroids when considering the physical challenge of modifying their orbits in order to cause them to subsequently miss an impact with Earth. Yet for all deflection concepts there are… 
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