PS1.5 MediaScience and Technology for the Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment (AIDA) mission
|Convener: Michael Küppers | Co-Conveners: Andy Cheng , Patrick Michel , Naomi Murdoch|
The AIDA mission, consisting of NASA's Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART) and ESA's Asteroid Impact Mission (AIM), is currently under study by both NASA and ESA. DART will hit the secondary component of the binary asteroid 65803 Didymos late September/beginning of October 2022 with a kinetic impactor to demonstrate deflection technology by modification of the orbital period of the secondary. AIM will monitor the Didymos system before (including the characterization of the surface and internal properties of its secondary), during, and after the impact to measure the properties of the binary asteroid and to evaluate the outcome of the collision. This session invites contributions about the expected scientific output of the AIDA mission, supporting ground-based observations, modeling, and new technology and instrumentation for asteroid exploration.