Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM)

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MISSION SUMMARY

 

Rendezvous with, capture, and redirect an entire near-Earth asteroid,  with a mass of up to ~1,000t, into a stable lunar orbit by the first half of the next decade.
Three Key Program Phases:
1) Observation Campaign to discover and characterize an adequate number of targets around which a robust asteroid redirect mission  could be planned.
2) Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM) to capture and return an entire NEA by the middle of the next decade.
3) Asteroid Redirect Crewed Mission (ARCM) to rendezvous with the asteroid in translunar space using SLS/Orion, and inspect it, sample it, and ultimately dismantle it to assess its internal structure and resource potential.

WEB RESOURCES
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NASA/JPL Links
Asteroid and Comet Watch
Asteroid Watch
Near-Earth Object (NEO) Prgm
--Close Approaches

Wikipedia Links
Asteroids

Other Links
Near-Earth Objects Map - up to date map of known asteroids

MULTIMEDIA IMAGES
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MULTIMEDIA MOVIES
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ARM Concept Animation

 


Documents and PowerPoints

Asteroid Redirect Mission.ppt

ARM Overview.pdf
ARM Reference Concept.pdf

Related MGGP Links
Impacts & Cratering
Asteroids
Comets, Kuiper Belt & Oort Cloud

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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