European Planetary Science Congress 2018
16–21 September 2018
TU Berlin | Berlin | Germany


Status update of Hera, the European contribution to the first asteroid deflection mission (public)
Convener: Michael Küppers 
Wed, 19 Sep, 12:45–13:45  / Room Mercury

The Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment (AIDA) mission consists of NASA's DART impactor, that will hit the moon of binary asteroid Didymos in 2022, and of ESA's Hera spacecraft that is foreseen to rendezvous Didymos in 2026 to observe the consequences of the DART impact. Hera is currently being studied in phase B1.
We will present an overview of the status of Hera, followed by a discussion session.

Public information: Programme:
12:45 Introduction

12:50 DART status (Nancy Chabot)

13:00 Hera status (Michael Küppers)

13:10 Introduction of participants of the round table:

Nancy Chabot: DART Representative
Alan Fitzsimmons: Ground-based observatinos, asteroid dynamics
Jean-Baptiste Vincent: Geomorphology, data exploitation
Kai Wünnemann: Impact physics
Holger Sierks: Instrumentation, measurements, close proximity operations

13:15 Round table (questions and answers, discussion)

13:45 End