Asteroid Initiative Related Documents
FY 2014 Asteroid Strategy - April 10, 2013
Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot's Presentation on Asteroid Strategy (1.3 MB PDF)
18 September 2013 – Asteroid Redirect Mission Status Update and Mission Formulation Review Technical Briefings
A status update of NASA’s preparations for an Asteroid Redirect Mission by NASA Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot is provided. This includes results of the Mission Formulation Review on July 30.
» Current status and overview of the Mission Formulation Review -- Robert Lightfoot, NASA HQ
Asteroid Redirect Mission study team leaders presented the following study technical results to NASA leadership during a Mission Formulation Review on July 30. Some content has been removed to comply with Export Control regulations.
» Observation Campaign Study -- Paul Chodas, NASA JPL
» Asteroid Redirect Robotic Mission – Brian Muirhead, NASA JPL
» Asteroid Redirect Crewed Mission – Steve Stich, NASA JSC
» Alternate Approach to Robotic Mission – Dan Mazanek, NASA LaRC
» Alternate Capture System Trade – Jasen Raboin, NASA JSC
» Alternate Solar Electric Propulsion Trade – Roberto Garcia, NASA MSFC
» RFI Response Summary – Chris Moore, NASA HQ
Sept. 11, 2013 - AIAA Space 2013 Conference - Lunchtime Panel Moderated by Human Exploration and Operations Associate Administrator William Gerstenmaier
» NASA's Asteroid Redirect Mission
June 19, 2013 - Asteroid Redirect Mission Overview Briefing:
» Asteroid Redirect Mission Overview, Presented 19 June 2013 to the Technical Panel of the National Research Council Committee for Study on Human Spaceflight (3 MB PDF)
June 18, 2013 - Industry and Partner Day Presentations:
› Deputy Administrator Lori Garver (6 MB PDF)
› Associate Administrator Robert Lightfoot (800 KB PDF)
› Associate Administrator for Space Technology Michael Gazarik (2.5 MB PDF)
› Associate Administrator for Human Exploration and Operations William Gerstenmaier (2.5 MB PDF)
› Associate Administrator for Science John Grunsfeld (2.5 MB PDF)
› Jason Kessler, Office of the Chief Technologist (1.9 MB PDF)
June 18, 2013 - Asteroid Initiative RFI:
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The following references are offered to potential RFI respondents as background information related to NASA's Asteroid Initiative.
› Keck Institute Asteroid Return Mission Study
› NASA Near Earth Objects Observation Program
› National Research Council 2010 Report, "Defending Planet Earth"
› Asteroid Redirect Mission Reference Concept Description (1.2 MB PDF)
› Asteroid Redirect Crewed Mission Reference Concept Fact Sheet (3.9 MB PDF)