NH002:
Asteroids: Surveys, Characterization, Impact Risk, and Mitigation





Session ID#: 24316

Session Description:
This session will address near-Earth asteroids and the development of ways to assess and mitigate the risk they pose to human life, infrastructure, ecosystems, and the global environment. Risk assessment and mitigation includes characterization of material properties, shape, physical attributes (including internal structure and surface morphology), small body dynamics, spin states, and Earth impact effects. Characterization data are required for impact simulations and planetary defense scenario development using high-performance computer simulations. These models inform mission designers of the suitability and effectiveness of various mitigation methods, including kinetic impactors and nuclear explosive devices. This session will also address asteroid research for other purposes including science, human exploration, and resource development.
Primary Convener:  Mark Boslough, University of New Mexico Main Campus, Earth and Planetary Sciences, Albuquerque, NM, United States
Conveners:  Souheil M Ezzedine, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States, Paul W Chodas, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and Craig Burkhard, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA, United States

Cross-Listed:
  • P - Planetary Sciences
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

4333 Disaster risk analysis and assessment [NATURAL HAZARDS]
4339 Disaster mitigation [NATURAL HAZARDS]
6022 Impact phenomena [PLANETARY SCIENCES: COMETS AND SMALL BODIES]
6205 Asteroids [PLANETARY SCIENCES: SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Bernard Seery, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States and Kevin C. Greenaugh, National Nuclear Security Administration, Washington, DC, United States
Robert Weaver and Galen Gisler, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Richard P Binzel1, Alissa M Earle1, Max Vanatta2, David W Miller3 and MIT 16.83 / 12.43 Space Systems Engineering Team (Spring 2017), (1)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences, Cambridge, MA, United States, (2)Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, United States, (3)Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Cambridge, MA, United States
Xina Wang, Sun Yat-Sen University, Guangzhou, China and Xianwei Wang, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, China
Doris Daou, Lindley Johnson, Kelly Elizabeth Fast, Rob Landis, Victoria P Friedensen and Michael Kelley, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC, United States
Chengxing Zhai1, Michael Shao2, Navtej S Saini2, Jagmit S Sandhu2, Thomas A Werne2, Philip Choi3, Todd A Ely2, Christopher Jacobs2, Joseph Lazio1, Tomas J Martin-Mur2, William K Owen2, Robert A Preston1 and Slava G Turyshev2, (1)Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (2)NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States, (3)Pomona College, Claremont, CA, United States
Brent Barbee1, Myra Bambacus1, Megan Bruck Syal2, Kevin C. Greenaugh3, Ronald Y Leung1 and Catherine S Plesko4, (1)NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD, United States, (2)Brown University, Mansfield, MA, United States, (3)National Nuclear Security Administration, Washington, DC, United States, (4)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Andrew F Cheng, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States
Andrew Rivkin, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, United States, Andrew F Cheng, JHU-APL, Laurel, MD, United States, Angela M Stickle, Applied Physics Laboratory Johns Hopkins, Laurel, MD, United States, Derek C Richardson, University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD, United States, Olivier S Barnouin, JHU Applied Physics Lab, Laurel, MD, United States, Cristina Thomas, Planetary Science Institute, Tucson, AZ, United States, Eugene Fahnestock, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, CA, United States and The DART Investigation Team
Marshall Tabetah and Henry Melosh, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, United States
Catherine S Plesko1, Galen R Gisler1, Tamra Heberling1, Boonthanome Nouanesengsy2, John Patchett2, Irina Sagert3, Terrence J Tarnowsky4, Robert Weaver1 and NASA/NNSA Inter-Agency Agreement on Planetary Defense Team, (1)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (2)Los Alamos National Laboratory, Computer, Computational and Statistical Sciences Division, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (3)Los Alamos National Laboratory, XTD-IDA, Los Alamos, NM, United States, (4)Los Alamos National Laboratory, CCS-2, Los Alamos, NM, United States
Souheil M Ezzedine, David S. Dearborn and Paul L Miller, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore, CA, United States
Vasily V Titov, NOAA Seattle, Seattle, WA, United States and Mark Boslough, Sandia National Laboratories, Albuquerque, NM, United States

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