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29 January 2007

2007 Planetary Defense Conference Update

One can view the latest update to the agenda to the 2007 Planetary Defense Conference (March 5-8, 2007 in Washington, D.C. at the Cloyd Heck Marvin Center at George Washington University).

SpaceWorks Engineering, Inc. (SEI) will be presenting two of its papers (one as a main presentation and one as a poster paper). The main paper will be on the multiple mass driver asteroid mitigation concept known as MADMEN (Modular Asteroid Deflection Mission Ejector Node). The other paper will be on prioritization of various mitigation concepts. Note: SpaceWorks Engineering, Inc. (SEI) is also one of the sponsors of the conference.

Link: Website for Conference

Link: Agenda (.pdf)

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