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Probes intended to intercept asteroids for planetary defence

16-Apr-2020

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Luna Gateway could also be on the front lines of asteroid defence.

Aims to use the Lunar Orbital Platform-Gateway (LOP-G) as a launch pad for probes.

These probes are intended to intercept asteroids on a collision course with Earth.

Similar to Asteroid Impact and Deflection Assessment operation.

A project by European Space Agency in collaboration with Politcecnico di Milano.

Threat of asteroid collision is real - who wants to be wiped out like the dinosaurs?

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Discovery and Preparation Officer of European Space Agency

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