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AIDA and DART asteroid impact missions
« on: 01/13/2017 04:16 PM »
Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment (AIDA)

Double Asteroid Redirection Test (DART)

I listened to this presentation and I was not sure if the American part is actually funded. The European part, AIDA, got rejected for funding, but apparently there is the possibility that might be reversed.

http://www.lpi.usra.edu/sbag/meetings/jan2017/presentations/index.shtml


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Re: AIDA and DART asteroid impact missions
« Reply #2 on: 01/19/2017 02:20 AM »
sorry to be the guy who immediately brings up launch, but...

How does this thing rideshare to GTO? >2m. cube form factor and 700kg. What is there in the US fleet that can accommodate that? Too big for ESPA ring. ULA has Dual Spacecraft System, but I don't think they've ever flown that. Does spacex have anything like DSS or SYLDA? I doubt this thing can mount directly to another customer's satellite. What am I forgetting?

Ariane lower berth?

Can they scrape together the money for the US mission from tech demo and budget odds and ends? Seems too involved to be funded out of petty cash, but not up to the standard of dedicated planetary missions.

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Re: AIDA and DART asteroid impact missions
« Reply #3 on: 01/20/2017 06:36 PM »
It's not going to be funded anymore, so there's no point in talking launch vehicles.

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Re: AIDA and DART asteroid impact missions
« Reply #4 on: 01/21/2017 02:15 AM »
How will NASA distinguish the DART asteroid impact mission and the DART autonomous rendezvous satellite?

I ask that because both have the same abbreviation.
"Falcon 9 has landed. Landing operators, move into Procedure 11.100 on Recovery Net."

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Re: AIDA and DART asteroid impact missions
« Reply #5 on: 01/21/2017 09:35 PM »
How will NASA distinguish the DART asteroid impact mission and the DART autonomous rendezvous satellite?

I ask that because both have the same abbreviation.

They operate a space station. You think this is going to be a problem?

Offline ZachS09

Re: AIDA and DART asteroid impact missions
« Reply #6 on: 01/22/2017 06:04 AM »
How will NASA distinguish the DART asteroid impact mission and the DART autonomous rendezvous satellite?

I ask that because both have the same abbreviation.

They operate a space station. You think this is going to be a problem?

No. Not at all.
"Falcon 9 has landed. Landing operators, move into Procedure 11.100 on Recovery Net."

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