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Asteroid Return Mission Study
Study Final Report (April 2, 2012)
NOTE: This study was sponsored by the Keck Institute for Space Studies which is funded by a grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation, a private foundation that supports pioneering discoveries in science, engineering and medical research.
|J. R. Brophy,
|"Near-Earth Asteroid Retrieval Mission (ARM) study", 33rd International Electric Propulsion Conference. October 6-10, 2013. (pdf)
|"Trajectories to nab a NEA (Near-Earth Asteroid)", NASA/Caltech-JPL and NASA/GRC.
February 4, 2013. (pdf)
|"A Comparison of Astronaut Near-Earth Object
Missions", The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. September, 2012. (pdf)
|J. R. Brophy,
|"Spacecraft Conceptual Design for Returning Entire
Near-Earth Asteroids", 48th AIAA/ASME/SAE/ASEE Joint Propulsion Conference & Exhibit and 10th International
Energy Conversion Engineering Conference.
July, 29- August 1, 2012. (pdf)
|J. R. Brophy,
|"Returning an Entire Near-Earth Asteroid
in Support of Human Exploration Beyond Low-Earth Orbit", IAF Global Exploration Conference.
May 22, 2012. (pdf)
|J. R. Brophy,
|"Asteroid Retrieval Feasibility", Aerospace Conference, 2012 IEEE.
3-10 March 2012. (pdf)
- May 21, 2013, Testimony by Louis Friedman to the Subcommittee on Space - Next Steps in Human Exploration to Mars and Beyond (2pm at 2318 Rayburn House Office Building Washington, D.C. 20515) (pdf of testimony) (archived webcast)
- March 28, 2013, Presentation by Paul Dimotakis and Louis Friedman on the KISS Study on Asteroid Return Mission to the NRC Technical Panel on Human Spaceflight (The Keck Center, Washington, DC). This presentation is also available via The National Academies website.
- March 14, 2012, ESA-ESTEC presentation "Asteroid Retrieval Feasibility"
- March 7, 2012, IEEE presentation "Asteroid Retrieval Mission Feasibility Study"
- October 2, 2014, IAC 2014 presentation"Synergies of Robotic Asteroid Redirection Technologies
and Human Space Exploration"
- August 11, 2014 The Space Review: ARM and the Mars-Forward NASA
- June 26,2014 Wired.co.uk: How to design a spacesuit for landing on an asteroid
- March 27, 2014 SpaceNews: Lightfoot Pins $1.25 Billion Estimate on Asteroid Mission's Robotic Capture
- October 7, 2013 РИА Новости:Астероид с восклицательным знаком: как возник
новый проект НАСА
- August 21, 2013 New York Times: Rocks in Space
- July 29, 2013 New York Times: Plan to Capture an Asteroid Runs into Politics
- June 5, 2013 The Washington Post: Can NASA really lasso an asteroid?
- May 22, 2013 Space.com: Moon or Asteroid? Congress Debates Best Pit Stop to Mars
- May 20, 2013 Aviation Week & Space Technology: Asteroid Capture Is a Stepping Stone to Mars
- April 23, 2013 EOS, Vol. 94, No. 17: Proposed NASA Budget Includes Asteroid Capture but Cuts Planetary Science and Education
- April 20, 2013 Cleveland: NASA's proposed asteroid-snaring mission would ride on Glenn ion engines (video)
- April 9, 2013 New York Times: Weekly
- January 5, 2013 The Daily Conversation: NASA To Drag Asteroid To The Moon!?!
- January 3, 2013 gizmag: NASA considers putting an asteroid into orbit around the Moon
- January 2, 2013 NewScientist: NASA mulls plan to drag asteroid into moon's orbit
- January 2, 2013 Mother Nature Network: Is NASA lost in space or aimed at asteroids?
- December 23, 2012 The Australian: Plans to harness a deep space staging post before NASA's funding committee
- December 23, 2012 MailOnline: Revealed: Nasa plan to 'lasso' asteroid the size of two buses and turn it into a 'space station' to orbit the moon
- December 19, 2012 SpacePolicyOnline: Bolden: Don't Have to Travel Far to Asteroid to Meet President's Goal
- December 17, 2012 Aviation Week & Space Technology: 'Bring the Mountain...' Asteroid retrieval may preceed a visit to one
- August 19, 2012 Slate: So You're Going to Mine Asteroids? Oh, Really.
- June 20, 2012 Popular Mechanics: Why NASA Should Nab an Asteroid
- May, 2012 Aerospace America: Snaring A Piece of the Sky (pdf)
- May 2, 2012 Sri Lanka Guardian: Mining Asteroids - Possibilities and Challenges
- April 30, 2012 The Space Review: Planetary Resources believes asteroid mining has come of age
- April 28, 2012 The Economist: Mining asteroids: Going platinum
- April 25, 2012 Bloomberg: Asteroid Mining Now Feasible (video)
- April 25, 2012 NDTV: US Firm Unveils Bold Plans to Mine Asteroids for Precious Minerals and Water
- April 24, 2012 Ars Technica: Planetary Resources set to begin hunt for asteroids to mine in 18-24 months
- April 24, 2012 Los Angeles Times: Firm Has Its Sights Set on Mining Asteroids
- April 24, 2012 Sky and Telescope: Asteroid Mining for Fun and Profit
- April 24, 2012 CNET News: Asteroid Mining: Land Grab in Space
- April 24, 2012 SPACE.com: Is Asteroid Mining Possible? Study Says Yes, for $2.6 Billion
- April 23, 2012 SpaceRef: Asteroid Retrieval Feasibility Study
- April 23, 2012 Wired Science:Tech Billionaires Plan Audacious Mission to Mine Asteroids
- April 23, 2012 SPACE.com: Asteroid Mining Venture Backed by Google Execs, James Cameron Unveiled and How Asteroid Mining Could Work (Infographic)
- April 23, 2012 CBC News: Space Mining Colonies the Goal for California Start-Up
- April 23, 2012 Smithsonian: To the Asteroids and Beyond
- April 23, 2012 Wall Street Journal: A Quixotic Quest to Mine Asteroids
- April 21, 2012 The National Space Society of Phoenix: Asteroid Retrieval Feasibility Study
- April 20, 2012 ars technica: Asteroid Takeout - A One-Billionaire Mission to Bring an Asteroid to Earth by 2025
- April 19, 2012 Parabolic Arc: New Study Says Asteroid Retrieval and Mining Feasible With Existing and Near-Term Technologies
- April 02, 2012 Havard International Review: After Apollo
- October 5, 2011 Wired Science: The Plan to Bring an Asteroid to Earth
For questions contact: Fred Culcik, John Brophy, Louis Friedman or Michele Judd