Mineralogical characterization of primitive asteroids and space exploration

Date
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Call year
2017
Investigator
Julia de
León Cruz
Financial institution
Amount granted to the IAC Consortium
69.750,00 €
Description

The scientific objective of this project is the compositional characterization of the primitive asteroids, which we will carry out through three actions:
1. Participation in the two space missions that will visit and study near-Earth asteroids (NEAs) of primitive type.
2. The compositional characterization of the collisional families and groups of primitive asteroids from which these NEAs come.
3. The study and characterization of other NEAs that may be targets of future space missions and of asteroids classified as potentially hazardous (PHAs)

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