NEO NEWS (21 April 2015) NASA ARM, OSIRIS-Rex, and Planetary Defense Conference

Bolden Not Concerned About ARM Criticism Space News, April 15 2015, by Jeff Foust [http://spacenews.com/31-space-symposium/#sthash.ivLIzIyJ.dpuf] NASA Administrator Charles Bolden said April 14 he is not concerned with recent criticism of the Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) by the agency’s own advisory group. The NASA Advisory Council, at an April 10 meeting in Washington, unanimously approved a finding that concluded that NASA

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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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