Vision of Perfect Observation Capabilities

  • Peter Vereš
Part of the Space and Society book series (SPSO)


This chapter deals with the terms of discovery, orbit determination and characterization of NEOs and other Solar System objects. It discusses challenging problems related to orbit accuracy, accessibility and abundance of small NEOs, advantages and disadvantages of space-based and ground-based telescopes, and future perspectives of ideal Solar System observations. It covers what data is available, the fraction of discovered asteroids that have derived physical properties, and the expected increase in discoveries in the next decade.


Discovery Physical characterization Orbits Future telescopes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA

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