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Cosmic Research

, Volume 48, Issue 5, pp 378–391 | Cite as

On coordinated approach to the problem of asteroid-comet impact hazard

  • B. M. ShustovEmail author
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Abstract

A review of the current state of investigations into the complex global problem of asteroid-comet hazard (ACH) is presented. Main attention is drawn to a comprehensive analysis of prospects of developing the intra-Russia cooperation of studies on the ACH problem and initiating a working program of solving this problem on the national basis. Special space projects are briefly discussed, aimed to investigate and solve the ACH problem, in particular, the project of a mission of spacecraft with an onboard transponder to a hazardous asteroid (conventionally, asteroid Apophis is chosen as a target).

Keywords

Cosmic Research Coordinate Approach Cosmic Body Dangerous Object Tele Scope 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of AstronomyRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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