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15 October 2007

SEI and SpaceDev's Apophis Radio Tagging Mission Design

Engineering services and concept development firm SpaceWorks Engineering, Inc. (SEI) and small satellite developer SpaceDev, Inc. announce the submission of a joint proposal, the Foresight spacecraft, to the Planetary Society’s Apophis mission design competition. Foresight is a low-cost, low-risk, minimal science approach to achieve the specific goal of obtaining accurate tracking to reduce the uncertainty in the orbit of potentially hazardous asteroid (PHA) Apophis.

Link: Press Release

Link: Design Proposal Summary: Foresight Mission Design Summary (September 28, 2007).

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