The Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC), Secure World Foundation (SWF), and European Space Agency (ESA) are attempting to update the ESA Planetary Database to include NEOs. They are "looking for volunteers to work through the SGAC to help the SWF ESA create a guide for visitors to the, soon to be released, ESA Planetary Database. This database will concentrate on categorizing Near-Earth Objects (NEOs), bodies in the Asteroid and Kuiper Belts, and comets. Volunteers are needed to help co-write a wiki for the website that will explain all the terms and concepts used in the database." They are asking for volunteers to sign up at the following site. The deadline for submissions is the 15th August
Link: SGAC Press Release
Link: SGAC official press release (PDF)
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02 August 2009
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