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INCOMING!, Detection and observation of Earth-approaching asteroids.
Paolo
post Jul 17 2017, 10:43 AM
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this is interesting: ESA tested on LISA Pathfinder the possibility of using the spacecraft star trackers to observe near Earth asteroids (with some success, apparently)
http://blogs.esa.int/rocketscience/2017/07...unts-asteroids/
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post Yesterday, 09:34 PM
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QUOTE (Paolo @ Jul 17 2017, 04:43 AM) *
this is interesting: ESA tested on LISA Pathfinder the possibility of using the spacecraft star trackers to observe near Earth asteroids (with some success, apparently)
http://blogs.esa.int/rocketscience/2017/07...unts-asteroids/


Actually, it would be interesting to know if their ultra stability requirements allow them to detect dust particle impacts & their direction. Would be interesting data, anyways.


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