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The NEO Rapid Observation, Characterization and Key Simulations

Project description

An innovative method to mitigate NEOs potential threats

The perfection of astronomical observation systems led to an increasing discovery rate of near-Earth objects (NEOs). NEOs are asteroids, comets and large meteors that intersect Earth's orbit, representing a possible crash threat. As a consequence, it is significant to increase knowledge on their physical characterisation as well as the number of discovered NEOs to provide effective defence of citizens and infrastructures in the event of a collision. The EU-funded NEOROCKS project proposes an innovative method to perfect observational operations, support modelling and simulation work, promote international strategy and reduce response times. A group of expert astronomers using large aperture telescopes with sophisticated instrumentation will evaluate how fast follow-up observations are performed on newly discovered NEOs.

Call for proposal

H2020-SPACE-2019
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Coordinator

ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA
Address
Viale Del Parco Mellini 84
00136 Roma
Italy
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 319 930

Participants (13)

AGENZIA SPAZIALE ITALIANA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 225 795
Address
Via Del Politecnico Snc
00133 Roma
Activity type
Other
UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 91 560
Address
Via 8 Febbraio 2
35122 Padova
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OBSERVATOIRE DE PARIS
France
EU contribution
€ 240 000
Address
Avenue De L Observatoire 61
75014 Paris
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
OBSERVATOIRE DE LA COTE D'AZUR (OCA)
France
EU contribution
€ 151 500
Address
Boulevard De L'observatoire
06304 Nice
Activity type
Research Organisations
THE UNIVERSITY OF EDINBURGH
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 124 970
Address
Old College, South Bridge
EH8 9YL Edinburgh
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
ASTRONOMICKY USTAV AV CR
Czechia
EU contribution
€ 106 075
Address
Fricova 298
25165 Ondrejov
Activity type
Research Organisations
INSTITUTO DE ASTROFISICA DE CANARIAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 200 000
Address
Calle Via Lactea
38205 San Cristobal De La Laguna
Activity type
Research Organisations
SPACE DYNAMICS SERVICES SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 200 020
Address
Via Mario Giuntini 63 Incubatore Del Polo Tecnologico Di Navacchio
56023 Cascina Pi
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEIMOS SPACE SOCIEDAD LIMITADA UNIPERSONAL
Spain
EU contribution
€ 109 125
Address
Ronda De Poniente, Edificio Fiteni Vi, 2, 2º 19
28760 Tres Cantos (Madrid)
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEIMOS SPACE SRL
Romania
EU contribution
€ 60 335
Address
Strada Buzesti 75-77
011013 Bucuresti
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
DEIMOS ENGINEERING AND SYSTEMS SLU
Spain
EU contribution
€ 84 315
Address
C Francia 9 Poligono Industrial La Nava Iii
13500 Puertollano
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEOSPACE SPOLKA Z OGRANICZONA ODPOWIEDZIALNOSCIA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 83 190
Address
Ul. Henryka Sienkiewicza, Nr 85/87, Lok. 8
90 143 Lodz
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
RESOLVO SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 75 160
Address
Via Bernardo Pasquini 6
50127 Firenze
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)