PDC2015: Impact scenario

A final discussion on the impact scenario at the planetary defense conference 2015.

Note: This article concerns a hypothetical asteroid scenario. The information described in this article does not concern a real world event but is based on the practise scenario used at the PDC2015.   The planetary defense conference 2015 has gone through its last day this Friday, and this day was fully dedicated to the conclusion of the PDC2015 impact scenario.

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PDC2015: NEOShield at the conference

A view of the flags of the ESA members states at ESA ESRIN. A model of the Vega rocket can be seen on the left.

The Planetary Defense Conference in Frascati, Italy is in full swing now, with numerous presentations on the NEO subject in the past few days. The NEOShield project is also well represented and the different project participants have also made use of these days to again meet each other in person, something which is not often possible due to the international

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PDC2015, day 1: Conference kick-off

Alan Harris presenting on NEOShield at the Planetary Defense Conference 2015.

Today the Planetary Defense Conference in Frascati, Italy, started. It was the first day of the 5-day conference that brings together the scientists and engineers that are working each day to investigate the threat of NEOs and how to deflect an inbound asteroid. The conference opened at the ESA ESRIN facilities on Monday morning at 9:00 with a welcome to

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