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NASA’S NEA SCOUT

NASA’S NEA SCOUT

Context:

NEA Scout, powered by the Sun, will look for answers as it will begin its excursion as Artemis-I takes to the skies as part of the 1st uncrewed launch to the Moon.

About NEA SCOUT:

  • It is a small spacecraft generally the size of a large shoebox.
  • It has been packaged into a dispenser and connected to the adapter ring that links the Orion spacecraft and SLS rocket.
  • It is a planned mission by NASA to foster a controllable low-cost CubeSat solar sail spacecraft that can encounter near-Earth asteroids (NEA).
  • It will be one of 13 CubeSats to be taken with the Artemis 1 mission into a heliocentric orbit in cis-lunar space.

The mission of NEA SCOUT:

  • The most probable objective for the mission is 1991 VG, yet this may change based on the launch date or other factors.
  • After deployment in cislunar space, it will do a series of lunar flybys to accomplish optimum departure trajectory before starting its 2-year-long cruise.

The goal of NEA SCOUT:

  • It will show the ability of an extremely small spacecraft, propelled by a solar sail, to perform reconnaissance of an asteroid at a low cost.
  • The aim is to develop a capability that would close knowledge gaps at a near-Earth asteroid in the 1-100 m range.

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