NASA seeks for help in trying to bring asteroid near to Earth. NASA is developing its first robotic mission to visit the large asteroid located near the Earth in which to collect large sample of that asteroid and redirect it into a stable orbit around the moon. Then, astronauts will explore and make it smaller samples to Earth for further investigation.
This mission of diverting asteroids (Asteroid Redirect Mission (ARM)) is part of NASA’s plan for the advancement of new technologies and aircraft needed for human mission to Mars in 2030-ies.
On Monday, in his announcement, NASA noted that in the “near future” will activate the mission of diverting asteroids Partnership (Asteroid Redirect Mission Umbrella for Partnerships (ARM-UP)), which basically will be a chance for private companies and help to provide the necessary equipment to send robotic spacecraft to asteroid (planned for 2021), the robot will take a “primordial multi-ton mass” (rock) and dragged it into orbit around the moon. Then, after 5 years (2026), NASA will send astronauts to an asteroid in this Relocation new spacecraft “Orion” and take smaller samples that will return to Earth for further analysis and studies.
Scientists hope these samples will allow new discoveries about life on Earth, about how he initially occurred and how it can be used as a resource asteroids.
NASA seeks help for the mission a demonstration of the capabilities and given that Congress, and some planetary scientists do not approve of this, the agency decided to seek outside partnerships. NASA plans to open this mission next month and remain open until August 2018 for all companies who want to join. Probably the agency is ready to pay a certain amount of those companies, but is still not known how much it is.
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