I'll be amongst those speaking at this one day conference at the Royal Aeronautical Society on Wednesday 19 October 2016.
Near Earth Asteroids ~ Opportunity or catastrophe?
In the past decade there have been a number of Near Earth Objects entering the Earth’s atmosphere with out prior detection. These events have raised questions about how best to detect large NEOs and what to do with them. Are there opportunities to collect resources from them or should they be countered if they pose a threat?
This one day conference will not only explore the detection and identification of NEOs, it will also focus on the opportunities presented by passing NEOs in the form of recourse mining and research, as well as what steps are to be taken in preventing large NEOs colliding with Earth.
This event will look into existing, in design and conceptual technologies that can fulfil the above tasks of detection, exploitation and destruction of NEOs.
See the full programme here, but I'm on from 11-11:30 on the topic of "The Politics and Law of NEO Detection and Exploration"
VENUE Royal Aeronautical Society No.4 Hamilton Place London W1J 7BQ
WHO SHOULD ATTEND Anyone with a professional or acadmic background or interest in Near Earth Objects. Satellite and Rocketry professionals, Aerospace and Engineering students, NEO analysts and ballistic weapons specialists.
Non-Member: £295 + VAT
RAeS Corporate Partner: £250 + VAT
RAeS Member: £225 + VAT
RAeS Baseline Member: £95 + VAT