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Future Missions: NEOs, MBAs, and Trojans

Wednesday, June 21, 2023, 10:40 AM
HCCC Abineau/Fremont

Bryce Bolin
Amanda Hendrix

Future missions to NEOs, Main Belt asteroids, and the Jovian Trojans

10:40 AM
Michel P.* Küppers M. Fitzsimmons A. Green S. Lazzarin M. et al.
The ESA Hera Mission to the Near-Earth Asteroid Binary (65803) Didymos: Documentation of the NASA DART Impact and Full Characterization of the Asteroid System [#2017]
The Hera mission will launch in October 2024 to rendezvous with the binary asteroid Didymos in early 2027 and investigate it in detail over six months. Together with the NASA DART mission, Hera will contribute to the first asteroid deflection test.
10:52 AM
Siltala L.* Crull D. Deuitch A. Purrington C. Whittle L. et al.
Karman+ Mission One: A Fully-Funded Private Sample-Gathering Mission to a Near-Earth Asteroid [#2492]
Karman+ is a U.S.-based startup seeking to make asteroid mining a reality. We are currently working on our so-called Mission One, which is a fully-funded sample-gathering mission to a near-Earth asteroid. In this talk, we present our mission concept.
11:04 AM
Martino P. Michel P.* Kueppers M. Carnelli I.
RAMSES — ESAs Study for a Small Mission to Apophis [#2011]
The Apophis flyby in 2029 is an unprecedented planetary defense opportunity; thus ESA has launched several studies for a dedicated mission. RAMSES is exploring an adaptation of the Hera spacecraft design and an open-concept small-satellite mission.
11:16 AM
Raymond C. A.* Amini R. B. Adell P. C. Anderson R. Bandyopadhyay S. et al.
The DROID Mission Concept to Characterize Apophis Through Its 2029 Earth Closest Approach [#2533]
A mission concept to rendezvous with Apophis using a three-spacecraft constellation has been developed to characterize its shape, spin, and gravity field before and after Earth flyby, and to probe the interior using bistatic low-frequency radar.
11:28 AM
Conversi L.* Licandro J. Delbo M. Fitzsimmons A. Muinonen K. et al.
NEOMIR: ESA’s Space-Based NEO Infrared Mission [#2121]
We will present the first design and capailities of a NEO Mission in the InfraRed: NEOMIR.
11:40 AM
Ulamec S.* Michel P. Grott M. Schröder S. Hübers H.-W. et al.
Relevance of Phobos In-Situ Science for Understanding Asteroids [#2019]
Relevance of the expected results with the MMX (Martian Moons eXploration) Rover from Phobos for asteroid science will be described. This includes a description of the rover, its science objectives, and payload. MMX is planned to be launched in 2024.
11:52 AM
Murdoch N.* Vernazza P. Sunday C. Jorda L. Robin C. et al.
Regolith Science with the Cameras on the MMX Rover [#2258]
The CNES/DLR MMX rover will attempt wheeled-locomotion on a low-gravity surface for the first time. This presentation will discuss how the rover cameras (NavCam and WheelCam) will study the regolith properties and dynamics on Phobos.
12:04 PM
Noll K. S.* Levison H. F. Marchi S. Spencer J. Lucy Team 
Lucy, First Mission to the Jupiter Trojans: Post-Launch Update [#2178]
This talk will provide an overview of the Lucy mission including events that have occurred since the October 2021 launch. These updates include flight trajectory milestones, additional targets, solar array status, and target characterization.


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