NASA Asteroid Initiative Call for Ideas
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (EDT)
On June 18, NASA will host an event in which experts will provide details about NASA’s asteroid initiative, including the observation campaign (i.e., detection, tracking and characterization), robotic redirection components/technologies (including solar electric propulsion and capture mechanism), the human exploration and sampling (with extensibility and partnership potentials), and enhanced focus on planetary defense. We will describe our upcoming planning timeline and clearly identify opportunities and processes for providing input into our planning. We will also release a Request for Information (RFI) to seek new ideas for the asteroid initiative.