An update on the Move An Asteroid 2012 Competition International Student and Young Professional Technical Paper Competition administered by the Space Generation Advisory Council...
This competition challenges students and young professionals worldwide to come up with original ideas relating to Earth-threatening Near Earth Objects (NEOs).
The goal of this competition is to describe an innovative idea relating to one or more of these three areas:
- The safe deflection of an Earth-bound NEO -
- The detection of NEOs -
- A global impact warning system -
All papers will be judged by a panel of engineering experts and the winning entrant will receive a full sponsorship that includes round trip airfare, hotel, and conference registration costs to attend and give a presentation on their concept in Naples, Italy at both:
The Space Generation Congress (SGC) 2012 (27 Sep - 29 Sep)
The International Astronautical Congress (IAC) 2012 (1 Oct - 5 Oct)
Link: Move An Asteroid 2012
This area will cover relevant news of the threat to the planet from Near Earth Objects (NEOs) including concepts and designs for mitigation. All opinions are those of the author.
12 June 2012
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