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
The LPI is committed to providing a harassment-free experience for participants regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, race, religion, or other protected status. While attending the meeting or any related ancillary or social events, participants should not engage in harassment in any form. All participants are expected to behave according to professional standards and in accordance with their employers’ policies on appropriate workplace behavior.
To report issues or concerns, contact LPI management at USRA-LPI Meetings Code of Conduct.