|Name||NEA-Scout (Near Earth Asteroid Scout, NEA SCOUT)|
|Units or mass||6U|
|Status||No signal (Official NASA update on 2022-12-09 as of 2022-12-24)|
|NORAD ID||? (Not yet catalogued and tracked?)|
|Deployer||CSD (Canisterized Satellite Dispenser) [Planetary Systems Corporation]|
|Launcher||SLS (Space Launch System) (Artemis-1)|
|Organisation||NASA Marshall Space Flight Center|
|Entity||Government (Civil / Military)|
Rendezvous with an asteroid using solar sail and gather detailed imagery.
Mission to rendezvous with an asteroid and gather detailed imagery. Use a solar sail to enable a cubesat to travel slowly past an asteroid. Use an onboard camera with color filters to gather high-resolution imagery.
Failed to make contact with controllers after launch. Controllers even sent commands to NEA Scout to deploy its solar sail, hoping it might be seen by telescopes on the ground, but there was no evidence the sail deployed.
No detection. Over the 4th and 5th tracks, Radio Science detected a tone initially thought to be NEAS. This initial detection was eventually determined to be a side-band of BIOS. JPL Radio Science supported a spacecraft emergency with WebEx through DOY 326 and continued to script and check OLR for NEAS through early 2023.
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|Keywords||Solar sail, Propulsion, Beyond Earth orbit|