[meteorite-list] Lecture: Asteroid Redirect Mission (November 2014)

From: Ron Baalke <baalke_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Thu, 19 Dec 2013 11:06:19 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <201312191906.rBJJ6J86015087_at_zagami.jpl.nasa.gov>


The von Karman Lecture Series: 2014
Asteroid Redirect Mission: Rearranging the Solar System

Nov. 6 & 7, 2014

The Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission (ARRM) concept seeks to rendezvous
with, capture, and redirect to translunar space an entire small
near-Earth asteroid with a mass of up to approximately 1000 metric
tonnes. It would focus the capabilities of the science, technology, and
the human exploration communities on a grand challenge creating a new
synergy between robotic and human missions to advance human space
exploration beyond low Earth orbit for the first time in 50 years. This
talk addresses the key aspects of the ARRM concept and the options
studied to assess its technical feasibility. Included are evaluations of
the expected number of potential targets, their expected discovery rate,
the necessity to adequately characterize candidate mission targets, the
spacecraft design, the process to capture a non-cooperative asteroid in
deep space, and the power and propulsion technologies required for

The work discussed concludes that the key aspects of finding, capturing
and redirecting an entire small, near-Earth asteroid to the Earth-Moon
system by the first half of the next decade are technically feasible.
The study was conducted by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in
collaboration with Glenn Research Center (GRC), Johnson Space Center
(JSC), Langley Research Center (LaRC), and Marshall Space Flight Center


Brian Muirhead, JPL Chief Engineer


Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014, 7pm
The von Karman Auditorium at JPL
4800 Oak Grove Drive
Pasadena, CA
* Directions <http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/about_JPL/maps.cfm>

Friday, Nov. 7, 2014, 7pm
The Vosloh Forum at Pasadena City College
1570 East Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA
* Directions <http://www.paccd.cc.ca.us/map/pcccampus.htm>
Received on Thu 19 Dec 2013 02:06:19 PM PST

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