The latest report from the UN COPUOS Action Team on Near Earth Objects has updates on global asteroid detection efforts as well as series of draft recommendations for near Earth object threat mitigation functions. It is noted that many of these draft recommendations are similar to the recommendations the Association of Space Explorers (ASE) have developed. The ASE has a separate presentation and statement from the recent UN COPUOS meeting in February.
Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
Scientific and Technical Subcommittee
Vienna, 7-18 February 2011
Item 11 of the provisional agenda
Near-Earth objects, 2010-2011
Interim report of the Action Team on Near-Earth Objects
The present interim report is a summary of the input received from members of the Action Team on near-Earth Objects for 2010-2011 and serves as an update to its previous interim report, which covered the period 2009-2010 ((A/ AC.105/C.1/L.301).
Link: Report to COPUOS [PDF]
Link: Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Scientific and Technical Subcommittee, Forty-eighth session Online Documents
Link: Association of Space Explorers NEO Statement to COPUOS/STSC
Link: Association of Space Explorers NEO Presentation to COPUOS/STSC
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15 February 2011
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