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Asteroid-hunting satellite to launch Monday

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#1    Waspie_Dwarf

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:14 AM

Canadian asteroid-hunting satellite to launch Monday


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A small satellite built in Canada is stowed for liftoff from India on Monday on a mission to spot asteroids, especially the kind posing a hazard to Earth.

The Near-Earth Object Surveillance Satellite, or NEOSSat, is the first spacecraft designed for asteroid detection, and its launch will come barely one week after a meteor exploded over Russia.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 10:25 AM


First Canadian space telescope dedicated to detecting and tracking asteroids and satellites

Animation depicting NEOSSat's mission. Canada is currently building NEOSSat (the Near-Earth Object Surveillance Satellite), the world's first space telescope dedicated to detecting and tracking asteroids and satellites. Slated for launch in 2013, it will circle the globe every 100 minutes, scanning space near the Sun to pinpoint asteroids that may someday pass near our planet. NEOSSat will also sweep the skies in search of satellites and space debris as part of Canada's commitment to keeping orbital space safe for everyone. http://www.asc-csa.g...eng/satellit...

Source: Canadian Space Agency - YouTube Channel

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Posted 26 February 2013 - 11:49 AM

Thanks for posting this, Waspiedwarf.  :tu: This new satellite plays an important role for us to benefit from detecting an asteroid or runaway satellite before it could potentially strike the earth. We need to better prepare for collisions to save lives and protect property.

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