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Apophis T-7 Years: Knowledge Opportunities for the Science of Planetary Defense

Meeting Location and Dates

The Apophis T-7 Years: Knowledge Opportunities for the Science of Planetary Defense virtual workshop has been shortened from 3 days to 2 and is now scheduled for May 11–12, 2022.

Purpose and Scope

This workshop will explore the dynamic details and corresponding science opportunities presented by the April 13, 2029, near-miss passage of the asteroid Apophis. Knowledge is the first line of planetary defense. The 2029 Apophis encounter is a once-per-thousand-year opportunity to investigate an asteroid as large as 350 meters passing within 6 Earth-radii. Time is of the essence as we have less than a decade to plan Earth-based and possible in situ missions whose measurements can deliver unprecedented detailed knowledge on the physical nature of Apophis as the prototype example (poster child) of potentially hazardous asteroids.

Code of Conduct

USRA/LPI is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for everyone regardless of gender, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, age, race, religion, or other protected status. We do not tolerate harassment of meeting participants in any form. USRA/LPI expects that all participants will abide by this Code of Conduct, creating an environment free from harassment, discrimination, disruption, incivility, or violence of any kind. We expect participants to exercise consideration and respect in their speech and actions and refrain from demeaning, discriminatory, or harassing behavior. Report issues, concerns, or violations of this Code of Conduct directly to USRA/LPI management at USRA-LPI Meetings Code of Conduct. The full USRA/LPI Code of Conduct can be found here.

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