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Near Earth Object Project Group
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Project Overview

The Near Earth Object (NEO) project group is dedicated to helping the worldwide planetary defence community to meet one of nature’s greatest challenges. The group provides a youth perspective to planetary defence through annual reports, competitions, conference attendance, and public outreach projects related to Near Earth Objects.

We are using the SGAC’s status as a member of Action Team 14 within UN COPUOS to assist in bringing about a NEO UN framework. Additionally, Apollo astronaut Rusty Schweickart is supporting us explore potential opportunities to work together with the Association of Space Explorers (ASE).

Activities

  • Assisting in UN Legal Framework for International NEO Cooperation
    SGAC provides the perspective of the youth to the UN AT14 and acts as a bridge between its members and the Action Team. SGAC intends to raise awareness and involve youth in the NEO field as well as to inform youth about current issues such as the work of the AT14. It supports the efforts undertaken to create a global legal framework and provides opportunities for members to get involved.

How to get involved

Please write to neo@spacegeneration.org

Project Group Co-Leads

Approved
Enrique Garcia Bourne
Project Groups Lead
Near Earth Object Project Group
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Nov 2017
Approved
Rayan Imam
Project Groups Lead
Near Earth Object Project Group
Sudan
SGAC Start of Term (date): 1 Jan 2018

Publications

  • SGAC’s 2014 Move an Asteroid Competition winning paper by Clemens Rumpf (UK)
  • SGAC’s 2013 Move an Asteroid Competition winning paper by Massimo Vetrisano (UK)
  • SGAC’s 2012 Move an Asteroid Competition winning paper by Sung Wook Paek (USA)
  • SGAC’s 2011 Move an Asteroid Competition winning paper by Alison Gibbings (UK)
  • SGAC’s 2010 Move an Asteroid Competition winning paper by Ben Corbin (USA)
  • SGAC’s 2009 Move an Asteroid Competition winning paper by Sini Merikallio (Finland)
  • SGAC’s 2008 Move an Asteroid Competition winning paper by Mary D’Souza (Australia)
  • Planetary Defence Conference 2009: Bacon, A. ‘A Method for the Fragmentation and Orbital Disruption of the Asteroid 99942 Apophis using Resonantly Timed Impactors.’, Conference-Poster
NEOPG NavigatorPartner SitesRelated Links
NEO DocumentaryB612 FoundationESA Educational Material
Move An Asteroid CompetitionAssociation of Space ExplorersIAU Minor Planet Centre
Get Involved with the NEOPGSecure World FoundationPlanetary Defense Blog
Find An Asteroid CompetitionThe Planetary SocietyNASA NEO Program
2011 Planetary Defense Conferance
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UPCOMING EVENTS

  1. AP-SGW 2018

    November 3 @ 08:00 - November 5 @ 17:00
  2. SA-SGW 2018

    November 9 @ 08:00 - November 10 @ 17:00
  3. African Space Generation Workshop 2018

    December 17 - December 18