NASA Posts Abstracts for Asteroid Synthesis Workshop

This conceptual image shows NASA’s Orion spacecraft approaching the robotic asteroid capture vehicle. The trip from Earth to the captured asteroid will take Orion and its two-person crew an estimated nine days. (Credit: NASA)
This conceptual image shows NASA’s Orion spacecraft approaching the robotic asteroid capture vehicle. The trip from Earth to the captured asteroid will take Orion and its two-person crew an estimated nine days. (Credit: NASA)

After receiving more than 400 responses to the Asteroid Initiative RFI, a team of NASA scientists, engineers, and mission planners evaluated the proposed ideas. Nearly 100 respondents have been invited to present their ideas and concepts during the Asteroid Initiative Idea Synthesis Workshop alongside NASA personnel and members of the larger community, including virtual participants. The abstracts are posted here.

Due to capacity constraints, onsite attendance will be limited to invited, registered presenters at this time.  Virtual participation is strongly encouraged. We will provide virtual participation options on this page as the workshop nears.

Program Outline
Sept. 30 – Oct. 2, 2013

Lunar and Planetary Institute, Houston

TIME
(ALL TIMES CDT)

TOPIC(S)

DAY 1 – Monday, September 30

12:00 p.m.Plenary Session – Welcome and Objectives

Synthesis Sessions 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.Asteroid Observation
Asteroid Redirection Systems
DAY 2 – Tuesday, October 1
Synthesis Sessions 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.Asteroid Deflection Demonstrations
Crowd Sourcing & Citizen Science

Synthesis Sessions 1:30 – 5:30 p.m.Partnerships & Public Engagement
Asteroid Capture Systems
Crew Systems for Asteroid Exploration

DAY 3 – Wednesday, October 2

8:30 a.m.Plenary Session – Summary of Synthesis

Synthesis Session 1:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.Next Generation Engagement