NEA-Scout (Near Earth Asteroid Scout, NEA SCOUT)

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Name NEA-Scout (Near Earth Asteroid Scout, NEA SCOUT)
Type CubeSat
Units or mass 6U
Status No signal (Official NASA update on 2022-12-09 as of 2022-12-24)
Launched 2022-11-16
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
Institution Space agency
Entity Government (Civil / Military)
Nation US
Oneliner

Rendezvous with an asteroid using solar sail and gather detailed imagery.

Description

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.

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Photo Sources [1] [2] [3]
Keywords Solar sail, Propulsion, Beyond Earth orbit

Last modified: 2022-12-29
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