[meteorite-list] 2nd International Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment (AIDA) Workshop

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Sun, 20 Sep 2015 12:21:35 -0700 (PDT)
Message-ID: <201509201921.t8KJLZhV017082_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


2nd International Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment (AIDA) Workshop
June 1-3, 2016
Hotel Saint-Paul
29, boulevard Franck Pilatte
Nice, France

The second International Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment (AIDA)
Workshop will be held 1-3 June 2016 at the Conference center of the Hotel
Saint-Paul in Nice, France. The first workshop took place at the Applied
Physics Laboratory (APL) of the John Hopkins University (JHU) in Laurel
(MD, USA) in October 2014.

AIDA is a technology demonstration of the kinetic impactor concept. It
is composed of the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) spacecraft
under Phase A at NASA and the AIM (Asteroid Impact Mission) spacecraft
under Phase A/B1 at ESA, until late 2016.The combination of both spacecrafts
is referred to as AIDA. The target characterization (AIM) and impact (DART)
are planed for 2022.

The workshop offers a forum for the community to keep abreast with the
advances of the AIM and DART studies. As such these two concepts will
be presented, in terms of design, payloads and objectives, followed by
presentations and discussions related to the science and planetary defense
aspects of AIDA. These will include the current knowledge of the Didymos
binary Near-Earth asteroid, the target of AIDA, and a more general discussion
on binary systems, regolith characteristics and mechanics, internal structures
of asteroids, impact observing strategies, additional science opportunities
during an impact demonstration and associated payloads, impact modeling
and momentum transfer of an artificial projectile, ejecta dynamics, etc.

For any questions please contact Patrick Michel and Andy Cheng at the
following email addresses:
michelp at oca.eu
andy.cheng at jhuapl.edu

Information about AIDA can be found on the following web sites:

ESA AIM website (http://www.esa.int/aim)
AIDA Team website (http://www.oca.eu/michel/AIDA/)
Received on Sun 20 Sep 2015 03:21:35 PM PDT

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