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17 February 2009

Organization Coordinating Work in Russia on NEOs

About a Russian approach to coordination of NEO research. The Russian Expert Working Group on The Comet and Asteroid Hazard Problem. Information from their website...

In Russia the research being bound up with different aspects of asteroid hazard is realized in many institutes and other organizations. At present, the coordinated approach to the asteroid hazard problem is required and it is appropriate to work in the context of the complex program where the Federal Space Agency (Roskosmos) could act as the State customer and coordinator and the Ministry of Industry and Energy of the Russian Federation, the Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation, EMERCOM of Russia and the Russian Academy of Sciences - as customers.

With this purpose the Expert working group of the Space Council of the RAS on the problem of asteroid hazard on September, 15th, 2006 has been formed.


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