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10 February 2006

ESA Advanced Concepts Meeting Paper on Asteroid Deflection

Dr. Roger Walker, Research Fellow over at European Space Agency (ESA) Advanced Concepts Team (ACT), has a presentation on asteroid deflection at the upcoming Workshop on Innovative Systems Concepts (21 February 2006) at the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC) in Noordwijk (The Netherlands). The presentation is entitled: "Advanced Solar and Nuclear Electric Propulsion Systems for Asteroid Deflection."

Link: Workshop

Link: Workshop Program

Link: ESA ACT mission analysis page on asteroid deflection

Link: ESA ACT paper on asteroid deflection

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