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Independent Analysis of Alternatives to Divert NEO

Please note: This blog post was issued/posted prior to B612 deciding to build, launch and operate a telescope in June 2012. In response to the Congressional directive to provide it an initial report not later than 1 year from the enactment of the George E. Brown, Jr. Near-Earth Survey Act of 2005 (see initial report), NASA […]

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NASA’s NEO Report to Congress

Please note: This blog post was issued/posted prior to B612 deciding to build, launch and operate a telescope in June 2012. NASA’s NEO report to Congress (see related post) has stirred considerable controversy due to both its rejection of Congress’s request for a recommended program to support the new Spaceguard Survey goal and its technically flawed […]

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Congressional Hearing on NASA’s NEO Report

Please note: This blog post was issued/posted prior to B612 deciding to build, launch and operate a telescope in June 2012. The long anticipated Congressional hearing on NASA’s NEO Report to Congress was held on 8 November 2007. Included below are the excellent staff prepared background briefing for the hearing as well as the written testimony […]

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JPL Evaluation of Gravity Tractor

Please note: This blog post was issued/posted prior to B612 deciding to build, launch and operate a telescope in June 2012. In early 2008 B612 Foundation contracted Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) to conduct a detailed performance analysis on the gravity tractor. The contract called for evaluation of both the precision NEO orbit determination capabilities of […]

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NASA Advisory Council Report on Planetary Defense

Please note: This blog post was issued/posted prior to B612 deciding to build, launch and operate a telescope in June 2012. Report of the NASA Advisory Council ad hoc Task Force on Planetary Defense that found that the most effective way to map asteroid threats and meet the goals of the Congressional George E. Brown Act is […]

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National Research Council Report on NEO hazards

Please note: This blog post was issued/posted prior to B612 deciding to build, launch and operate a telescope in June 2012. The NRC weighs in on the importance of developing asteroid search and deflection technologies: Defending Planet Earth: Near-Earth Object Surveys and Hazard Mitigation Strategies http://www.nap.edu/catalog.php?record_id=12842

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Joint Study With JPL

Please note: This blog post was issued/posted prior to B612 deciding to build, launch and operate a telescope in June 2012. JPL in conjunction with B612 Foundation on the feasibility of a Gravity Tractor for tracking and deflecting asteroids. Link: Near-Earth Object (NEO) Analysis of Transponder Tracking and Gravity Tractor Performance

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Decision program on asteroid threat mitigation

Please note: This blog post was issued/posted prior to B612 deciding to build, launch and operate a telescope in June 2012. The Association of Space Explorers Committee on Near-Earth Objects (NEOs) and its Panel on Asteroid Threat Mitigation have prepared a decision program to aid the international community in organizing a coordinated response to asteroid impact threats. […]

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Ed Lu speaks at TedX NASA

Please note: This blog post was issued/posted prior to B612 deciding to build, launch and operate a telescope in June 2012. Live Stream on August 17, 2011 Ed Lu, Chairman, B612 Foundation, shares a snapshot of the B612 Foundation and “The Biggest Conservation Project Imaginable.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXyaTwS5N10

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B612 Foundation Press Statement

Please note: This blog post was issued/posted prior to B612 deciding to build, launch and operate a telescope in June 2012. B612 Foundation press statement and related documents regarding the NASA analysis of the need for a transponder mission to asteroid 99942 Apophis. This analysis was performed in response to a B612 request to the NASA […]

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