NASA Innovative Advanced Concepts 2021 Phase II Award
Trans Astronautica Corporation
Lakeview Terrace, Calif.
There are 3 key reasons why it is vital for NASA to develop better ways to locate and characterize Near Earth Objects (NEOs).
1: NEOs are an impact hazard to the Earth.
2: Measuring NEO population distributions will unlock the answers to critical questions dealing with the formation and evolution of the solar system.
3: Most importantly, low ∆V NEOs can be targets for human exploration and resource mining.