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Probes intended to intercept asteroids for planetary defence


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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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European Space Agency

An organisation dedicated to the exploration of space peacefully

Moritz Fontaine

Discovery and Preparation Officer of European Space Agency


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Politcecnico di Milano

University in Italy