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Asteroid Exploration
In recent years, the interest of the scientific community in the study of asteroids has increased significantly. The reason for this interest is twofold, scientific and technological. Asteroid analysis has been identified as a key to unravel the unknowns about the origin and evolution of the Solar System. Furthermore, the possible devastating effect of the collision of an asteroid with the Earth has raised the study of methods to identify it in time and avoid this danger. Finally, exploration of asteroids is a useful and realistic intermediate step towards future exploration of the solar system, given the possible use of their resources. From this point of view, its exploitation for commercial purposes has been proposed, raising ethical questions about the use of space.

Poster

Organizers

Instituto Gregorio Millán, Instituto de Geociencias IGEO (CSIC-UCM), Dept. Bioingeniería e Ingeniería Aerospacial, UC3m, Dept. Tecnología Electrónica, UC3m, Red Española de Planetología y Astrobiología

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Programme


THURSDAY 2. October 2014

13:30. Room 3.S1.08


Introduction to the Seminar
Manuel Sanjurjo-Rivo.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Asteroid Geology: the significance of meteorites
Jesús Martínez-Frías.

Instituto de Geociencias, IGEO (CSIC-UCM)

Current, Past and Future Missions to Asteroids
Michael Kueppers.

ESAC, European Space Astronomy Centre

THURSDAY 9. October 2014

13:30. Aula de Grados Padre Soler


Guidance Navigation and Control for Asteroid Missions
Jesús Gil.

GMV, S.A.

Ground Segment Needs for Asteroid Missions
Sara de la Fuente.

ESAC, European Space Astronomy Centre


THURSDAY 16. October 2014

13:30. Aula de Grados Padre Soler


Instruments for Asteroid Missions
Cristina Ortega.

AVS Added Value Solutions

Electric Propulsion for Asteroid Missions
Eduardo Ahedo Galilea.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid

Electronics and Energy for Asteroid Missions
Emilio Olías.

Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.


THURSDAY 23. October 2014

13:30. Room 2.3.B05


Planetary Protection and Geoethics
Jesús Martínez-Frías.

Instituto de Geociencias, IGEO (CSIC-UCM)

Asteroid Deflection
Claudio Bombardelli.

Universidad Politécnica de Madrid