Asteroid Mission now Official…and has a Movie!

The asteroid mission mentioned earlier was officially part of the President’s budget announced yesterday. In conjunction with the formalization, NASA released a video of the concept:

I have trouble seeing how the spacecraft will match rates with the asteroid for all but the slowest rotations, and hope that the problem is my imagination and not some ticking technical time bomb for the mission.

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2 Responses to Asteroid Mission now Official…and has a Movie!

  1. Most important question of this mission: can NASA rendezvous with Congress?

  2. Tom says:

    I think Congress is the active partner in that rendezvous. Congress’ rotation and velocity are too unstable for anyone to try and rendezvous with them!

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