Our report noted the need for more sensitive, far-reaching asteroid surveys, so our Association is encouraged that new ground-based telescopes are coming online. More resources can only speed this search effort; some may come from philanthropic organizations like the B612 Foundation, developing the Sentinel space-based search telescope. Two of B612’s founders are veteran space fliers and members of our Association.
The Association of Space Explorers’ (ASE) offered an official statement at the recently concluded U.N. Committee On the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUS)/Science and Technical Subcomittee (STSC) session in Vienna, February 15, 2013. Presented by former astronaut and B612 Advisory Board Member Tom Jones, you can view or download the entire statement here. (PDF)