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Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking with the Maui space surveillance system (NEAT/MSSS)

Show simple item record Helin, Eleanor F. Pravdo, Steven H. Lawrence, Kenneth J. Hicks, Michael D. 2007-09-07T22:27:12Z 2007-09-07T22:27:12Z 2001-09-10
dc.identifier.citation Air Force Maui Optical & Supercomputing Site (AMOS) Technical Conference, Maui, Hawaii, September 10-14, 2001. en
dc.identifier.clearanceno 01-1839
dc.description.abstract Over the last year the Jet Propulsion Laboratory's (JPL) Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) program has made significant progress and now consists of two simultaneously-operating, autonomous search systems on the 1.2-m (48") telescopes: on the Maui Space Surveillance System (NEAT/MSSS) and NEAT/Palomar on the Palomar Observatory's Oschin telescope. This paper will focus exclusively on the NEAT/MSSS system. NEATIMSSS is operated as a partnership between NASA/JPL and the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL), utilizing the AFRL 1.2-m telescope on the 3000-m summit of Haleakala, Maui, The USAF Space Command (SPCMD) contributed financial support to build and install the "NEAT focal reducer" on the MSSS 1.2-m telescope giving it a large field of view (2.5 square degrees), suitable for the near-earth object (NEO), both asteroids and comets, survey. This work was completed in February 2000. AFRL has made a commitment to NEAT/MSSS that allows NEAT to operate full time with the understanding that AFIU, participate as partners in NEAT/MSSS and have use of the NEAT camera system for high priority satellite observations during bright time (parts of 12 nights each month). Currently, NEAT has discovered 42 NEAs including 12 larger than 1-km, 5 Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHAs), 6 comets, and nearly 25,000 asteroid detections since March 2000. en
dc.description.sponsorship NASA/JPL en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Pasadena, CA : Jet Propulsion Laboratory, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2001 en
dc.subject near-earth asteroids en
dc.subject minor planets en
dc.subject comets en
dc.subject Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT)
dc.subject near-earth object (NEO)
dc.title Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking with the Maui space surveillance system (NEAT/MSSS) en
dc.type Preprint en

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