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June 25 – July 1, 2018 / Vol 37, No 26 / Hawai`i Island, USA

22 Jun 2018, 20:04 UTC
June 25 – July 1, 2018 / Vol 37, No 26 / Hawai`i Island, USA
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Asteroid Day Advocates for Global Awareness as Asteroid Exploration Continues with Hayabusa2, OSIRIS-REx, Dawn

The 4th Annual Asteroid Day will be celebrated on and around June 30 with over 2,500 planned events in 193 countries as well as 2nd Annual Asteroid Day Live podcast from Luxembourg on June 28. Included among 24 planned broadcast speakers are (L-R) Deputy Prime Minister of Luxembourg Etienne Schneider, UNOOSA Director Simonetta di Pippo, ESA Director General Jan Wörner, Bill Nye, and Astronauts Rusty Schweickart, Ed Lu, Nicole Stott, Tom Jones, Chris Hadfield, Matthias Maurer, and Dorin Prunariu. There will be a scheduled live webcast segment on June 30 from ESA at European Southern Observatory Supernova Planetarium in Munich to discuss asteroid updates / science and conduct interviews. Topics globally will range from government and commercial initiatives to advance asteroid studies, detection, tracking, and deflection technology development. Hayabusa2 closes in on asteroid Ryugu with a scheduled arrival of ~June 27. The mission includes observations, possible deployment of lander and 3 rovers, and sample return. OSIRIS-REx approach phase begins August 17. The science team plans for first image of asteroid Bennu using its Polycam Imager within 2 million km as official start of Science Operations. ...

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