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PDC 2015 in Frascati
 

4th IAA Planetary Defense Conference

Assessing Impact Risk & Managing Response


PDC 2015 participants in Frascati, Italy
Participants in the 2015 IAA Planetary Defense Conference, ESA/ESRIN, 13-17 April 2015
(Image credit: ESA CC BY-SA IGO 3.0)

Conference report is available.

2015 Conference abstracts, papers, posters and presentations are available below (see Program).

Group picture in high resolution is available at:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/esa_events/16981283049/

Live video coverage of the conference was available. PDC 2015 video replays available at:
http://www.esa.int/spaceinvideos/Sets/PDC2015

IAA Press Release on Hypothetical Asteroid Impact Exercise Posed For IAA Planetary Defense Conference.

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ESA ESRIN, Frascati, Italy


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The International Academy of Astronautics held its 4th conference from 13 to 17 April, 2015 in Frascati, Italy.

  • Planetary Defense - Recent Progress & Plans
  • NEO Discovery
  • NEO Characterization
  • Mitigation Techniques & Missions
  • Impact Effects that Inform Warning, Mitigation & Costs
  • Consequence Management & Education

The conference included an exercise where participants simulated the decision-making process for developing deflection and civil defense responses to a hypothetical asteroid threat.

Threat Information:
The threat scenario begun with the information on a hypothetical object presented at http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/pdc15/. Conference participants were invited to use the information presented there for analyses of the possible nature of the threatening object, for examining the decision-making process for actions related to possible evolution of the threat, for assessing possible deflection options should the probability of impact increase, and for estimating the consequences of impact should that be the eventual outcome. That page will be updated with a NEO Deflection App shortly to aid in these analyses. Updates to information on the threat and the threatening object were provided each day of the conference. The last day of the conference was dedicated to the final response to threat, potential consequences of impact, and possible disaster recovery issues and options.


 

Program


2015 Conference abstracts, papers, posters and presentations are available below.


The Conference Program is also available in pdf format.
 

 

    Monday 13 April 2015  
       
    WELCOMING REMARKS G. Drolshagen
      N. Bobrinsky
      W. Ailor
      C. Maccone
      R. Tremayne-Smith
IAA-PDC-15-00-01   KEYNOTE: 15.02.2013 Chelyabinsk. Are we ready for a recurrence? O. Atkov
    SESSION 1: INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS & ACTIVITIES  
  Session Chairs: Detlef Koschny, Lindley Johnson
IAA-PDC-15-01-01 (abst.) The Near-Earth Object Segment Of ESA’s SSA Programme G. Drolshagen
IAA-PDC-15-01-02 (abst.) Astronomical Aspects Of Building A System For Detecting And Monitoring Hazardous Space Objects B. Shustov
IAA-PDC-15-01-03 (abst.) (pres.) The Achievements Of The NEOShield Project And The Promise Of NEOShield-2 A. Harris (DLR)
IAA-PDC-15-01-04 (abst.) Recent Enhancements To The NEO Observations Program: Implications For Planetary Defense L. Johnson
IAA-PDC-15-01-05 (abst.) Asia-Pacific Asteroid Observation Network M. Yoshikawa
    INJECT 1: HYPOTHETICAL THREAT  
    SESSION 2: DISCOVERY, TRACKING, CHARACTERIZATION
  Session Chairs: Alan Harris (US), Alan Harris (DLR), Line Drube
IAA-PDC-15-02-01 (abst.) PAN-STARRS Search For Near Earth Objects R. Wainscoat
IAA-PDC-15-02-02 (abst.) Design Characteristics Of An Optimized Ground Based NEO Survey Telescope S. Larson
IAA-PDC-15-02-03 (abst.) ATLAS – Warning For Impending Impact J. Tonry
IAA-PDC-15-02-04 (abst.) Sentinel Mission For Planetary Defense H. Reitsema
IAA-PDC-15-02-05 (abst.) Building On The NEOWISE Legacy With NEOCAM, The Near-Earth Object Camera A. Mainzer
IAA-PDC-15-02-06 (abst.) An Assessment of Current and Proposed Alternatives for Detecting Small Near Earth Objects (NEO) B. Lal
    Poster Papers  
IAA-PDC-15-P-01 (abst.) (pap.) Simulating Current And Future Optical Ground Based NEO Surveys T. Grav
IAA-PDC-15-P-02 (abst.) The Need For Speed In Near Earth Asteroid Characterization J. Galache
IAA-PDC-15-P-03 (abst.) Discovery Of Near-Earth Objects At Venus T. Widemann
IAA-PDC-15-P-04 (abst.) (pap.) (pres.) Strategies For Secure And Recovery Near-Earth Objects M. Birlan
IAA-PDC-15-P-05 (abst.) GAIA Observations Of Asteroid And Potential For NEA Discovery And Characterization P. Tanga
IAA-PDC-15-02-07 (abst.) NEOSTEL Fly Eye sensors for the NEO Discovery L. Cibin
IAA-PDC-15-02-08 (abst.) NEO Follow-Up, Recovery And Precovery Campaigns At The ESA NEO Coordination Centre M. Micheli
IAA-PDC-15-02-09 (abst.) The First Year Of The NEOWISE Restarted Mission J. Bauer
IAA-PDC-15-02-10 (abst.) Asteroids Coupled Dynamics Analysis By Means Of Accurate Mass Distribution And Perturbations Modeling F. Ferrari
IAA-PDC-15-02-11 (abst.) The Linear Method For Impact Probability Estimation Using A Curvilinear Coordinate System D. Vavilov
    Poster Papers  
IAA-PDC-15-P-06 (abst.) New Results Of NEO-Surface: Near-Earth Objects Survey Of Asteroids Close To The Earth S. Ieva
IAA-PDC-15-P-07 (abst.) Non-Gravitational Perturbations in NEODyS - The Case Of Asteroid (410777) 2009 FD F. Spoto
IAA-PDC-15-P-08 (abst.) Apophis: Complex Rotation And Hazard Assessment D. Farnocchia
IAA-PDC-15-P-09 (abst.) (pres.) CoLiTec-Multifunction Software For The CCD Image Processing S. Khlamov
IAA-PDC-15-P-10 (abst.) PoDET: A Hub For Dedicated Orbits And Ephemerides Computations And General Predictions D. Hestroffer
    PANEL SESSION: RESPONSE TO HYPOTHETICAL THREAT
    ADJOURN DAY 1  
    WELCOME RECEPTION  
    Tuesday 14 April 2015  
    INTRODUCTORY REMARKS
    SESSION 2: DISCOVERY, TRACKING, CHARACTERIZATION (Continued)
  Session Chairs: Line Drube, Alan Harris (US), Alan Harris (DLR)
IAA-PDC-15-02-12 (abst.) Thermal And Spin Properties Of Near-Earth Objects: Constraints From Next-Generation Infrared Surveys T. Statler
IAA-PDC-15-02-13 (abst.) The Population Of Small NEAs A. Harris (US)
IAA-PDC-15-02-14 (abst.) An Automated System For Short-Term Impact Warning S. Chesley
IAA-PDC-15-02-15 (abst.) Target-Of-Opportunity Characterization Of Sub-200 Meter Near-Earth Asteroids W. Ryan
IAA-PDC-15-02-16 (abst.) Physical Characterization Of Chelyabinsk-Sized (~20 Meter) Near-Earth Asteroids: Implications For Impact Hazard, Meteorite Source Bodies, And Human Exploration V. Reddy
IAA-PDC-15-02-17 (abst.) New NEODYS Graphic Tool For Orbit Visualization F. Bernardi
IAA-PDC-15-02-18 (abst.) High-Resolution Radar Imaging Of Potentially Hazardous Near-Earth Asteroids M. Busch
IAA-PDC-15-02-19 (abst.) Constraining Physical Properties Using Meteor Observations R. Weryk
IAA-PDC-15-02-20 (abst.) Characterizing The Near-Earth Asteroid Population In The Framework Of The NEOShield Project D. Perna
    Poster Papers  
IAA-PDC-15-P-11 (abst.) NEOSHIELD-2 EU Project: Physical And Compositional Characterization Of Small NEAs M. Barucci
IAA-PDC-15-P-12 (abst.) (pap.) (pres.) Planetary Defense: A Meteorite Perspective D. Sears
IAA-PDC-15-P-13 (abst.) Optimal Strategies For Characterizing Potentially Dangerous Asteroids Below the Traditional Size Limit M. Elvis
IAA-PDC-15-P-14 (abst.) The Detection Rate And Size-Frequency Distribution Of H>18 NEOs And ARM Targets By Pan-Starrs1 And Pan-Starrs2 Surveys E. Lilly (Schunova)
IAA-PDC-15-P-15 (abst.) Results of the Asteroid Tracker Algorithm Challenge R. Sergeev
    INJECT 2: HYPOTHETICAL THREAT  
    SESSION 3: DEFLECTION AND DISRUPTION TECHNIQUES  
  Session Chairs: Brent Barbee, Bong Wie, Paul Miller
IAA-PDC-15-03-01 (abst.) Asteroid Characterization Priorities For Planetary Defense P. Miller
IAA-PDC-15-03-02 (abst.) (pres.) Characterizing The Effect Of Asteroid Topography On Hazardous Asteroid Kinetic Impact Deflection Scenarios D. Scheeres
IAA-PDC-15-03-03 (abst.) Influence Of Porosity On Impulsive Asteroid Mitigation Scenarios E. Herbold
IAA-PDC-15-03-04 (abst.) Stand-Off Nuclear Deflection: The Importance Of Shape, Composition And Spectrum K. Howley
IAA-PDC-15-03-05 (abst.) When An Impactor Is Not Enough: The Realistic Nuclear Option For Standoff Deflection D. Dearborn
IAA-PDC-15-03-06 (abst.) Optimizing Surface Ablation Deflection In The Presence Of Realistic Asteroid Topography And Rotation J. McMahon
IAA-PDC-15-03-07 (abst.) (pres.) Directed Energy Planetary Defense Mission P. Lubin
IAA-PDC-15-03-08 (abst.) A Comparison Of Kinetic Impactor And Nuclear Deflection For Two Scenarios: Bennu And The 2015 PDC Scenario J. Owen
IAA-PDC-15-03-09 (abst.) Suborbital Asteroid Intercept And Fragmentation For Very Short Warning Time Scenarios R. Hupp
IAA-PDC-15-03-10 (abst.) A New Terminal Guidance Sensor System For Asteroid Intercept Or Rendezvous Missions J. Lyzhoft
IAA-PDC-15-03-11 (abst.) QBOLT - Directed Energy System Concepts For Asteroid Threat Mitigation M. Thangavelu
    PANEL SESSION: RESPONSE TO HYPOTHETICAL THREAT  
    ADJOURN DAY 2  
    POSTER REVIEW  
    Wednesday 15 April 2015  
    INTRODUCTORY REMARKS  
    SESSION 3: CONTINUED
IAA-PDC-15-03-12 (abst.) ASTEROID DEFENCE: COMPARISON OF Kinetic-Impact And Nuclear Stand-Off Schemes G. Gisler
IAA-PDC-15-03-13 (abst.) Disruption Limits Of Kinetic-Impactor Mitigation M. Bruck Syal
IAA-PDC-15-03-14 (abst.) Los Alamos RAGE Simulations Of The HAIV Mission Concept R. Weaver
IAA-PDC-15-03-15 (abst.) GPU-Accelerated Computational Tool Development For Studying The Effectiveness Of Nuclear Subsurface Explosions B. Zimmerman
    SESSION 4: MISSION AND CAMPAIGN DESIGN AND EXECUTION
  Session Chairs: Ian Carnelli, Patrick Michel, Marco Tantardini
IAA-PDC-15-04-01 (abst.) Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment Mission: Science Return And Mitigation Relevance P. Michel
IAA-PDC-15-04-02 (abst.) Asteroid Impact & Deflection Assessment: DART A. Cheng
IAA-PDC-15-04-03 (abst.) Asteroid Impact Mission: A Unique Opportunity To Demonstrate Planetary Defense While Testing Technologies For Future Missions And Performing Asteroid Scientific Investigations I. Carnelli
IAA-PDC-15-04-04 (abst.) Aida Double Asteroid Redirection Test (Dart) Mission: Modeling Expected Outcomes A. Stickle/O. Barnouin
IAA-PDC-15-04-05 (abst.) NEOShield: The Fate Of Ejecta From A Kinetic Impactor Strike On A Near-Earth Object S. Schwartz
IAA-PDC-15-04-06 (abst.) A Direct Observation The Asteroid's Structure From Deep Interior To Regolith: Why And How Do It? A. Herique
IAA-PDC-15-04-07 (abst.) Using Mission Images To Study Evidence Of Block Motion On Asteroids: Implications For Seismology Of Small Bodies J. Noviello
IAA-PDC-15-04-08 (abst.) (post.) Relevance of PHILAE And MASCOT In-Situ Investigations for Planetary Defense S. Ulamec
    INJECT 3: HYPOTHETICAL THREAT  
    SESSION 4: CONTINUED  
    Poster Papers  
IAA-PDC-15-P-16 (abst.) (pap.) Asteroid Impact Monitoring Mission: Mission Analysis And Innovative Strategies For Close Proximity Maneuvering F. Ferrari
IAA-PDC-15-P-17 (abst.) Fast Spinning Primaries Of NEA Binaries: The Case Of Didymos, AIDA Mission’s Target A. Campo Bagatin
IAA-PDC-15-P-18 (abst.) Asteroid Surface Gravimetry For Characterizing Asteroid Mass And Internal Structure K. Carroll
IAA-PDC-15-P-19 (abst.) (pap.) Solar-Sailing Trajectory Design For Close-Up NEA Observations Mission A. Peloni
IAA-PDC-15-P-20 (abst.) (pap.) (pres.) Large Lightweight Deployable Structures For Planetary Defense: Solar Sail Propulsion, Solar Concentrator Payloads, Large-Scale Photovoltaic Power P. Seefledt
IAA-PDC-15-04-09 (abst.) Investigations Of Short Warning Time Response Options For Hazardous Near-Earth Objects B. Seery
IAA-PDC-15-04-10 (abst.) An Innovative Solution To NASA’s NEO Impact Threat Mitigation Grand Challenge And Flight Validation Mission Architecture Development B. Wie
IAA-PDC-15-04-11 (abst.) (pres.) Enhanced Gravity Tractor Technique For Planetary Defense D. Mazanek
IAA-PDC-15-04-12 (abst.) Mission Design For A Gravity Tractor Demonstration Mission N. Faber
IAA-PDC-15-04-13 (abst.) Metrics For Evaluating Effective Disruption Of Hazardous Near-Earth Objects B. Kaplinger
IAA-PDC-15-04-14 (abst.) NEOShield: Post Mitigation Impact Risk Assessment For Asteroid Deflection Demonstration Missions S. Eggl
IAA-PDC-15-04-15 (abst.) Vision-Based Navigation System For Cost-Efficient Mitigation Missions J. Gill
IAA-PDC-15-04-16 (abst.) NEO Threat Mitigation Software Tools Within the NEOShield Project and Application to 2015 PDC J.L. Cano
IAA-PDC-15-04-17 (abst.) From Sail To Soil – Getting Sailcraft Out Of The Harbor On A Visit To One Of Earth’s Nearest Neighbors T. Grundmann
IAA-PDC-15-04-18 (abst.) Mission Analysis For The Ion Beam Deflection Of Fictitious Asteroid 2015 PDC C. Bombardelli
IAA-PDC-15-04-19   Impact Risk Assessment And Planetary Defense Mission Planning For Asteroid 2015 PDC G. Vardaxis
    PANEL SESSION: RESPONSE TO HYPOTHETICAL THREAT
    ADJOURN DAY 3  
    PUBLIC EVENT  
    Thursday 16 April 2015  
    INTRODUCTORY REMARKS  
    SESSION 4: CONTINUED
IAA-PDC-15-04-20 (abst.) Robotic Missions To Small Bodies And Their Potential Contributions To Human Exploration And Planetary Defense P. Abell
IAA-PDC-15-04-21 (abst.) (pres.) NASA’s Asteroid Redirect Mission Leverages Enhanced PHA Detection And Demonstrates Potential Mitigation Options M. Gates
IAA-PDC-15-04-22 (abst.) The Mission Accessibility of Near-Earth Asteroids B. Barbee
IAA-PDC-15-04-23 (abst.) BILLIARDS: A Demonstration Mission for Hundred-Meter Class Near Earth Asteroid Disruption M. Marcus
IAA-PDC-15-04-26 (abst.) A KINETIC‐IMPACTOR DEMONSTRATION MISSION TO CHANGE THE SPIN OF AN ASTEROID L. Drube
IAA-PDC-15-04-25 (abst.) NEOShield Kinetic Impactor Demonstration Mission K. Engel, Albert Falke
    SESSION 5: CONSEQUENCES OF IMPACTS
  Session Chairs: Mark Boslough, Barbara Jennings, Alan Harris (US)
IAA-PDC-15-05-01 (abst.) New Risk Assessment And Early Warning Of Airbursts From Small NEOs M. Boslough
IAA-PDC-15-05-02 (abst.) Break-Up Modeling And Trajectory Simulation Under Uncertainty For Asteroids P. Mehta
IAA-PDC-15-05-03 (abst.) Analysis Of The Airburst Phenomenon From An Aerothermodynamic Point Of View: The Case Of Chelyabinsk N. Minster
IAA-PDC-15-05-04 (abst.) Sensitivity Of Ground Damage Predictions To Meteoroid Breakup Modeling Assumptions D. Mathias
IAA-PDC-15-05-05 (abst.) Wave Generation, Wave Propagation, And Onshore Consequences Of The 2015 PDC Asteroid-Impact Scenario S. Ezzedine
IAA-PDC-15-05-06 (abst.) Consequences Of The Impact Of A 300-M-Diameter Asteroid V. Svetsov
    INJECT 4: HYPOTHETICAL THREAT  
    LUNCH  
    SESSION 6: DISASTER & MITIGATION PLANNING & PUBLIC EDUCATION
  Session Chairs: Nahum Melamed, Dave Baiocchi, L.A. Lewis, Victoria Friedensen
IAA-PDC-15-06-01 (abst.) (pres.) NEOShield Public Outreach / New Media activities R. Hermsen
IAA-PDC-15-06-02 (abst.) Understanding Risk Perceptions and Public Information Needs from the Bottom-Up: Important Elements for Managing Responses to Hazardous NEO’s M. Race
IAA-PDC-15-06-03 (abst.) (pres.) Means of Education about The Impact Hazard – Evaluation and Suggestions Talking ‘Planetary Defense’ in Schools, Media and Museums M. Muller
IAA-PDC-15-06-04 (abst.) (pres.) When The Sky Falls: Performing Initial Assessments Of Bright Atmospheric Events W. Cooke
IAA-PDC-15-06-06 (abst.) (post.) (pres.) Is A Special Legal Regime For Planetary Defence Measures Necessary? H. Mayer
IAA-PDC-15-06-07 (abst.) (pres.) A Probabilistic Framework for Asteroid Risk Assessment J. Reinhardt
IAA-PDC-15-06-08 (abst.) A Simulated Asteroid Impact Over The Swiss-German Border D. Koschny
IAA-PDC-15-06-09 (abst.) Covering for impact: Russian media’s reporting on planetary defense matters before and after the Chelyabinsk meteor O. Dobrovidova
IAA-PDC-15-06-10 (abst.) Communicating About Asteroid Impact Hazards: Lessons Learned, Challenges To Meet L. Billings
    Poster Papers  
IAA-PDC-15-P-21 (abst.) NASA’S Meteoroid Environments Office’s Response to bright bolide events over continental USA R. Blaauw
IAA-PDC-15-P-22 (abst.) (pap.) The 2013 SGAC Name-An-Asteroid Campaign – Overview, Results, Lessons Learned – A Strategy for IAWN to Educate the General Public A. Karl
IAA-PDC-15-P-23 (abst.) International NEO Education And Public Outreach J. Burke
IAA-PDC-15-P-24 (abst.) The International Space University Space Studies M. Thangavelu
IAA-PDC-15-P-25 (abst.) Not Just “Rocks From Space”: Communicating The Conceptual Foundations Of The Neo Hazard To Non-Science Professionals Through Short Videos T. Statler
    PANEL SESSION: RESPONSE TO HYPOTHETICAL THREAT
    ADJOURN DAY 4  
    CONFERENCE BANQUET  
    Friday 16 April 2015  
INTRODUCTORY REMARKS      
SESSION 7: THREAT RESPONSE EXERCISE      
Session Chair: Debbie Lewis, Victoria Friedensen      
INJECT 5: HYPOTHETICAL THREAT      
BREAK      
INJECT 6: HYPOTHETICAL THREAT      
LUNCH      
INJECT 7: HYPOTHETICAL THREAT      
DISCUSSION: LESSONS LEARNED AND RECOMMENDATIONS      
CONFERENCE ENDS      
    POSTERS
IAA-PDC-15-P-26 (abst.) (pap.) Overview Of A New NASA Project Focused On Planetary Defense J. Arnold
IAA-PDC-15-P-27 (abst.) (pap.) About Development Of Base Components Of The International Planetary Defence System “CITADEL” A. Zaitsev
IAA-PDC-15-P-28 (abst.) NEAR REAL TIME BOLIDE IMPACT ASSESSMENT E. Tagliaferri
IAA-PDC-15-P-29 (abst.) EDEN SHIELD: Strategies and Concepts for Planetary Defense M. Thangavelu
IAA-PDC-15-P-30 (abst.) Status of NEO confirmation observations at the Thüringer Landessternwarte (033) B. Stecklum
IAA-PDC-15-P-31 (abst.) HIGH-FIDELITY SIMULATION OF GROUND-BASED OPTICAL NEO SURVEYS E. Christensen
IAA-PDC-15-P-32 (abst.) (pap.) ON THE KEYHOLE POSITIONS OF APOPHIS L. Sokolov
IAA-PDC-15-P-33 (abst.) (pap.) Observing NEOs from French Polynesia JP. Barriot
IAA-PDC-15-P-34 (abst.) KLENOT NEO FOLLOW-UP PROGRAM IN EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK J. Ticha
IAA-PDC-15-P-35 (abst.) CURRENT STATE AND FUTURE PROSPECTS FOR ISON ASTEROID PROGRAM L. Elenin
IAA-PDC-15-P-36 (abst.) GAIA FOLLOW-UP OF SOLAR SYSTEM OBJECTS W. Thuillot
IAA-PDC-15-P-37 (abst.) Dynamical evolution of asteroid 1999 RQ (Bennu). Close approaches to the Earth A. Abedin
IAA-PDC-15-P-38 (abst.) (pap.) THE SHOEMAKER NEO GRANT PROGRAM: MAKING A DIFFERENCE B. Betts
IAA-PDC-15-P-39 (abst.) ACCURATE ORBIT PROPAGATION OF PLANET-ENCOUNTERING BODIES G. Bau
IAA-PDC-15-P-40 (abst.) UNSTABLE GIANT COMETS IN THE OUTER SOLAR SYSTEM AS A FUTURE CONCERN FOR PLANETARY DEFENCE D. Steel
IAA-PDC-15-P-41 (abst.) THE NEO SYSTEM OF THE ESA SPACE SITUATIONAL AWARENESS PROGRAMME E. Perozzi
IAA-PDC-15-P-42 (pap.) (abst.) Detection Performance of L1-based NEO Surveys P. Maier
IAA-PDC-15-P-43 (abst.) Near Earth Object Detection by Continues Sky Imaging for Observing Occultation from different visual Points A. Patil
IAA-PDC-15-P-44 (abst.) A WIDE FIELD SURVEY OF NEAR-EARTH OBJECTS V.V. Emel'yanenko
IAA-PDC-15-P-45 (abst.) Visible spectra of near-Earth asteroids obtained with Isaac Newton Telescope: setting up the framework and first results M. Popescu
IAA-PDC-15-P-46 (pap.) (abst.) Results of the Asteroid Data Hunter algorithm challenge A. Beasley
IAA-PDC-15-P-47 (abst.) A SPACE TELESCOPE FOR MASS DETECTION OF DECAMETER BODIES IN THE NEAR SPACE A.S. Shugarov
IAA-PDC-15-P-48 (abst.) Prediction of impactors: method based on an Exhaustive Search of Orbital Planes Y. Medvedev
IAA-PDC-15-P-49 (abst.) Radar Astrometry and Physical Characterization M. Nolan
IAA-PDC-15-P-50 (abst.) POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ASTEROIDS DETECTION FROM SPACE-BASED NETWORK ON DISTANT RETROGRADE ORBITS C. Colombo
IAA-PDC-15-P-51 (abst.) Momentum transfer via direct impact: Experimental measurements K. Housen
IAA-PDC-15-P-52 (abst.) (pap.) Directed Energy Deflection Laboratory Measurements T. Brashears
IAA-PDC-15-P-53 (abst.) (pap.) 1D to 3D MAPPING FOR NUCLEAR ENERGY DEPOSITION R. Managan
IAA-PDC-15-P-54 (abst.) PHYSICS OF NUCLEAR ENERGY DEPOSITION FOR THE DEFLECTION OF ASTEROID AND COMETS K. Howley
IAA-PDC-15-P-55 (abst.) (pap.) INTERNAL GRAVITY, SELF-ENERGY, AND DISRUPTION OF ASTEROIDS A. Dobrovolskis
IAA-PDC-15-P-56 (abst.) (pres.) DESIGN OF THE FLIGHT SCHEME AND S/C NAVIGATION SUPPORT ENSURING THE GOALS OF THE BLAST DEFLECTION DEMONSTRATION MISSION TO THE POTENTIALLY HAZARDOUS ASTEROID 2001 JV1 Yu Kolyuka
IAA-PDC-15-P-57 (abst.) EFFECTS OF IMPACT DEFLECTION ON HAZARDOUS ASTEROIDS: THE ROLE OF ASTEROID INTERIOR STRUCTURE Zhang Yun
IAA-PDC-15-P-58 (abst.) A FAST RESPONSE NEO IMPACT AND FLYBY MISSION CONCEPT DEMONSTRATOR B. Rishikof
IAA-PDC-15-P-59 (abst.) ASTEROID’S ORBIT AND ROTATIONAL CONTROL USING LASER ABLATION: ADVANCES IN PHYSICAL AND SIMULATION MODELLING M. Vetrisano
IAA-PDC-15-P-60 (abst.) IMPROVED EQUATIONS OF STATE AND STRENGTH MODELS FOR ASTEROID IMPACT AND DEFLECTION D. Swift
IAA-PDC-15-P-61 (abst.) Differences in Nuclear Deflection Scenarios with Oddly Shaped Asteroids J. Wasem
IAA-PDC-15-P-62 (abst.) MATERIAL MODELS OF SMALL SOLAR SYSTEM BODIES FOR USE IN IMPACT HAZARD MITIGATION MODELING C. Plesko
IAA-PDC-15-P-63 (abst.) SIMPLE GRAVITATIONAL MODELS AND CONTROL LAWS FOR AUTONOMOUS OPERATIONS IN PROXIMITY OF UNIFORMLY ROTATING ASTEROIDS A. Turconi
IAA-PDC-15-P-64 (abst.) Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout (MASCOT) – Design, Development and Delivery of a Small Asteroid Lander aboard HAYABUSA-2 JT. Grudmann
IAA-PDC-15-P-65 (abst.) (pap.) Technology and knowledge reuse concepts to enable responsive NEO characterization missions based on the MASCOT lander C. Lange
IAA-PDC-15-P-66 (abst.) (pap.) On Time, On Target – How the Small Asteroid Lander MASCOT Caught a Ride Aboard HAYABUSA-2 in 3 Years, 1 Week and 48 Hours C. Grimm
IAA-PDC-15-P-67 (abst.) (pap.) KINETIC DEFLECTION UNCERTAINTIES FOR REAL ASTEROID SHAPES J. Feldhacker
IAA-PDC-15-P-68 (abst.) Momentum transfer measurement of laboratory hypervelocity impact experiments on asteroid-like materials as a function of target porosity and projectile shape J. Hupfer
IAA-PDC-15-P-69 (abst.) (pap.) CASTALIA PROPOSAL: EXPLOITING A SCIENCE MISSION FOR ASTEROID DEFLECTION A. Gibbings
IAA-PDC-15-P-70 (abst.) (pap.) INSIGHTS FOR NEO DEFLECTION N. Melamed
IAA-PDC-15-P-71 (abst.) (pap.) Recent Improvement in the Theoretical Modelling of a Laser-Based Deflector for Asteroids N. Thiry
IAA-PDC-15-P-72 (abst.) LASER RETROREFLECTORS AS NEO POSITIONING AND GEODETIC TARGETS S. Dell'Agnello
IAA-PDC-15-P-73 (abst.) DEFLECTION OF ASTEROIDS AND COMETS CONSIDERED AS AN AGGLOMERATED BODY G. Tancredi
IAA-PDC-15-P-74 (abst.) Asteroid Deflection by Broadside Impact J.L. Watson
IAA-PDC-15-P-75 (abst.) Apophis Explorer, Taking The Opportunity of its 2029 Flyby for a Characterization Mission JY. Prado
IAA-PDC-15-P-76 (abst.) Feasibilities OF SPACE-rocket complexes for CREATION OF NEAR ECHELON OF THE EARTH PROTECTION SYSTEM VG. Degtiar
IAA-PDC-15-P-77 (abst.) Project SEUSS: Save Earth Using Solar System Assets M. Thangavelu
IAA-PDC-15-P-78 (abst.) (pap.) Performance Assessment of the Nuclear Cycler Concept N. Thiry
IAA-PDC-15-P-79   NEAR EARTH ASTEROIDS ANALYSIS AS THE OBJECTS FOR MOTION CONTROL USING GRAVITY ASSIST MANEUVERS A. Ledkov
IAA-PDC-15-P-80 (abst.) CURRENT ACTIVITIES OF YUZHNOYE STATE DESIGN OFFICE ON PLANETARY DEFENSE M. Kaliapin
IAA-PDC-15-P-81 (abst.) Demo-mission for deflection of the asteroid 2001 JV1. Conceptions T. Afanasieva
IAA-PDC-15-P-83 (abst.) (pap.) NEOSHIELD: FINDING SAFE HARBORS IN ASTEROID DEFLECTION MISSIONS S. Eggl
IAA-PDC-15-P-84 (abst.) (pap.) GLOBAL IMPACT DISTRIBUTION OF ASTEROIDS C. Rumpf
IAA-PDC-15-P-85 (abst.) (pap.) Physics Based Modeling of Meteor Entry and Breakup D.K. Prabhu
IAA-PDC-15-P-86 (abst.) MASS EXTINCTIONS AS LOGNORMAL STOCHASTIC PROCESSES C. Maccone
IAA-PDC-15-P-87 (abst.) LOCATION AND CONSEQUENCES OF CELESTIAL BODIES COLLISION WITH THE EARTH Y. Bondarenko
IAA-PDC-15-P-88   CONSEQUENCES' MODELLING OF AIR, LAND AND UNDERWATER EXPLOSIONS OF DANGEROUS celestial BODIES A. Aleksandrov
IAA-PDC-15-P-89   FIREBALL PROPERTIES DEPENDING ON THE PRE-ATMOSPHERIC METEOROID PARAMETERS M. Gritsevich
IAA-PDC-15-P-90 (abst.) (pap.) NEO PUBLIC OUTREACH AND EDUCATION AT KLET OBSERVATORY AND CESKE BUDEJOVICE PLANETARIUM J. Ticha
IAA-PDC-15-P-91 (abst.) (pap.) WHAT ABOUT COMETS? J. Marks
IAA-PDC-15-P-92 (abst.) (pres.) Communication Planning For The International Asteroid Warning Network L. Billings
IAA-PDC-15-P-93 (abst.) (pap.) THE PLANETARY SOCIETY NEO EDUCATION AND COMMUNICATION PROGRAM B. Betts
IAA-PDC-15-P-94   Planetary Defense and Citizen Participation: A Summary of a Participatory Technology Assessment of NASA’s Asteroid Initiative V. Friedensen
IAA-PDC-15-P-95   Recent Activities of the US Federal Emergency Management Agency Concerning Response to Near Earth Object Impacts L. Lewis
IAA-PDC-15-P-96 (abst.) A SOFTWARE INTEGRATED PACKAGE FOR FORECUSTING OF COLLISION CATASTROPHES Yu Medvedev

 

Program Committee

2015 IAA PLANETARY DEFENSE CONFERENCE
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

William Ailor*, The Aerospace Corporation
AK Anilkumar, Indian Space Research Organization
V Ashok, Indian Space Research Organization
Dave Baiocchi, RAND Corporation
Brent Barbee, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Fabrizio Bernardi, SpaceDyS
Bruce Betts, The Planetary Society
Mark B Boslough, Sandia National Laboratories
Juan Cano, Deimos Space
Ian Carnelli, European Space Agency
Clark Chapman, Southwest Research Institute
Jean-Michel Contant, International Academy of Astronautics
Richard Crowther, United Kingdom Space Agency
Fabrice Dennemont, International Academy of Astronautics
Gerhard Drolshagen, European Space Agency
Line Drube, German Space Agency (DLR)
Conor Duggan, Space Generation Advisory Council
Alan Fitzsimmons, Queen’s University, Belfast
Victoria Friedensen, NASA Headquarters
Jesús Gil Fernández, GMV Aerospace
Alan Harris, German Space Agency (DLR)
Alan Harris, Space Science Institute
Dario Izzo, European Space Agency
Barbara Jennings, Sandia National Laboratories
Lindley Johnson, NASA NEO Observation Program Executive
Tom Jones, Association of Space Explorers
Alex Karl, Space Generation Advisory Council
Detlef Koschny, European Space Agency
Debbie Lewis, Creative Resilience Ltd.
Leviticus Lewis, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Nahum Melamed, The Aerospace Corporation
Patrick Michel, Côte d'Azur Observatory
Paul Miller, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
David Morrison, NASA Lunar Science Institute
Pedro Gutiérrez, Instituto de Astrofísica de Andalucía - CSIC
Marius-Ioan Piso, Romanian Space Agency
Johannes Schoenmaekers, European Space Agency
Michael P Simpson, Secure World Foundation
Marco Tantardini, ARM Study, Keck Institute for Space Studies
Richard J Tremayne-Smith*,
Giovanni Valsecchi, IAPS, INAF
Karel A. van der Hucht, International Astronomical Union
Frans von der Dunk, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Bong Wie, Iowa State University

*Conference Co-Chair
 

Local Organizing Committee

LOCAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
 

Detlef Koschny, ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands (Chair)
Gerhard Drolshagen, ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands (Co‐Chair)
Gerhard Schwehm, ESA/ESTEC, The Netherlands
Germano d'Abramo, SpaceDys and ESA/ESRIN, Italy
Andrea Milani, University of Pisa, Italy
Fabrizio Bernardi, SpaceDys, Italy
Giovanni Valsecchi, INAF/Rome, Italy
Ettore Perozzi, Deimos, Rome, Italy
Carmen Comparetto, Congrex, Italy
Franca Morgia, ESRIN communications office, Italy
Clare Mattok, ESA/HQ, Paris, France
Daniel Scuka, SSA PR officer, ESA/ESOC, Germany

 

Leaflet

Call for Papers is now closed.

The 2015 PDC will include an impact threat exercise, where participants will simulate the decision-making process for developing deflection and civil defense responses to a threat posed by hypothetical asteroid 2013 PDC15. Information on the evolution of the threat up to the date of the conference will be posted at a website to be announced. Attendees are invited to use 2013 PDC15 as a subject for their own exercises and for papers that might be presented at the conference. Priority slots for presentation of papers focused on aspects of the 2013 PDC15 threat will be available. The final period of the threat’s evolution will be provided in periodic updates during the conference, and participants will develop a set of actionable recommendations based on that information.

In addition to topics related to the 2013 PDC15 threat, papers were solicited in the areas listed below:

Planetary Defense – Recent Progress & Plans
• Current national and international funded activities that support planetary defense
• Program status and plans (e.g., NASA’s NEO program, ESA and EU NEO & SSA program)
• Recently conducted NEO threat simulation and disaster mitigation exercises

NEO Discovery
• Overviews of current ground and space-based discovery statistics
• Current discovery and follow-up capabilities, and advances in utilizing archival data
• Orbital refinements including non-gravitational effects and keyholes
• New surveys expected to be operational within the current decade

NEO Physical Characterization that Informs Mitigation
• Size distribution, albedos, composition, densities, rotation rates, etc.
• Lessons learned from recent observing programs and plans for improvements
• The smaller NEOs (≤ 300 m): assessing the physical properties of the more frequent impactors

Mitigation Techniques & Missions
• Dealing with short warning threats
• Promising technologies for asteroid deflection/disruption
• Flight validation/demonstration missions for planetary defense technologies
• Robotic and human NEO exploration missions that benefit planetary defense

Impact Effects that Inform Warning, Mitigation & Costs
• Information from the geological record and recent history (e.g., Chelyabinsk, Tunguska)
• Consequences of ocean and land impacts
• Economic and other costs of impacts and threat mitigation

Consequence Management & Education
• Policy or legal analysis that will affect or inform future mitigation plans
• Educating the public and the media on NEO detection, impact effects, mitigation missions, impact warnings
• Strategies for developing disaster response plans across international borders
• Lessons learned from regional and international disasters that provide insights for planetary defense

ABSTRACT SUBMITTAL: abstract submission (250 to 500 words in length) is now closed. Abstract submission (by email to iaapdc (at) iaamail.org) in the areas described above or related to planetary defense was open from September 01, 2014 until January 07, 2015 deadline. Please be sure to designate the topic area your paper addresses (see topics listed above). Letters of official acceptance will be mailed on or before January 21, 2015. Abstract submission date has been extended to 7 January 2015. Submission of abstracts is still requested as soon as reasonably possible, to allow initial evaluation to start, but as necessary abstracts will still be accepted through January 7 2015.

PAPERS: The conference will use the “no paper, no podium” rule. Papers are preferred but Extended Abstracts will also be accepted. Papers are due by close of business on April 3, 2015. Revisions and corrections to previously submitted papers will be accepted within two weeks after the end of the conference. The formats for papers are specified on the conference web site. Accepted papers (including poster papers, and briefing charts) will be published on the official conference website.

STUDENT COMPETITION: One or more of the best student paper(s) will be awarded a prize. The aim of the student competition is to help promote academic work and informed political debate by enhancing research and general understanding essential for sound decision making on NEO impact threats in years to come.

VENUE: Frascati is a town in the province of Rome in the Lazio region of central Italy. It is located 20 kilometres (12 mi) south-east of Rome, on the Alban Hills close to the ancient city of Tusculum. Frascati is closely associated with science, being the location of several international scientific laboratories. Frascati is renowned for its white wine, Frascati. It is also an important historical and artistic centre. Earth Observation missions of the European Space Agency are based in ESRIN in Frascati.

CONTACT:
International Academy of Astronautics
6 rue Galilée, BP 1268-16, 75766 Paris Cedex 16
Tel 331 47 23 82 15, Fax 331 47 23 82 16

iaapdc (at) iaamail.org

 

Paper Submission

Call for papers is now closed. Authors with an accepted abstract will have to use the IAA PDC 2015 paper template or extended abstract template and send it by email to iaapdc (at) iaamail.org before the April 3rd, 2015 deadline. Word format files are preferred but pdf format files will also be accepted.


PAPERS:

The conference will use the “no paper, no podium” rule. Papers are preferred but Extended Abstracts will also be accepted. Papers are due by close of business on April 3, 2015.
Please send by email to iaapdc (at) iaamail.org your paper, extended abstract, presentation, poster before April 3rd deadline in order to be uploaded on the conference memory stick. (please contact iaapdc (at) iaamail.org if your material is too large to be sent by email).

Revisions and corrections to previously submitted papers will be accepted within two weeks after the end of the conference. Accepted papers (including poster papers, and briefing charts) will be published on the official conference website.


TEMPLATES:

paper template

extended abstract template

LaTeX format template



POSTERS:

Poster size is:
Height: 140 cm, Width: 80 cm
Portrait orientation

(no onsite printing service, please bring your printed poster to the Conference)


ABSTRACT SUBMITTAL (closed):

Abstract submission (250 to 500 words in length) was open from September 1, 2014 to January 7, 2015.

Please be sure to designate the topic area your paper addresses (see abstract template). Letters of official acceptance will be mailed on or before January 23, 2015. Abstract submission date has been extended to 7 January 2015. Submission of abstracts is still requested as soon as reasonably possible, to allow initial evaluation to start, but as necessary abstracts will still be accepted through January 7, 2015.

Please use the IAA PDC 2015 abstract template and send it by email to iaapdc (at) iaamail.org

 

Accommodation

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN THE FRASCATI AREA

We advise you to book your hotel via the Esrin Travel Office. Please note that the daily transport is guaranteed only for the prebooked hotels.
Should you not require hotel accommodation, you should still confirm your attendance by fax to the Esrin Travel Office so that you will be officially registered for the meeting and be able to gain access to the ESRIN site.

Please use the hotel reservation form

A number of rooms have been pre-booked for the participants at special rates in several local hotels and will be reserved on a first come / first served basis. There will be a courtesy bus that will take you from any of the hotels mentioned in the Hotel Reservation form to ESRIN and back.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN ROME

It is quite easy to reach ESRIN by train from Rome to the Tor Vergata station. For those participants preferring to stay in Rome, below are the addresses of some hotels within walking distance of the Rome Termini railway station. The average cost of a single room with breakfast is € 150 – 200. Please contact them directly to make your reservation.

Hotel Morgana
Via F. Turati, 33/37
00185 Roma
E-mail : hmorgana@tin.it
www.hotelmorgana.com
Tel. 0039 06 4467230
Fax. 0039 06 4469142

Hotel Royal Santina Roma
Via Marsala, 22
00137 Roma
Tel. 0039 06 448751
Fax. 0039 06 4941252

Hotel Mediterraneo
Via Cavour, 15
00184 Roma
Tel. 0039 06 4884051
Fax. 0039 06 4744105

Piazza Barberini area
Hotel 53
Via di San Basilio 53
E-mail : info@lhotel53.com
http://www.lhotel53.com/1024.html
Tel. 0039 06 42014708

Albergo Ottocento
Via dei Cappuccini 19
00187 Roma
Tel +39 06 42011900
Fax +39 06 42011020
E-mail: info@albergottocento.it
http://www.albergottocento.it/

If you decide to book your own hotel accommodation, please do not forget to register for the meeting.

 

Visa

In order to get an invitation letter from the organizers in Italy, please send a request to the Chair of the Local Organizing Committee with your full mailing address and passport number.

LOC Chair : Detlef Koschny

Contact: Detlef.Koschny(at)esa.int

 

Welcome to Frascati

Frascati is a town and comune in the province of Rome in the Lazio region of central Italy. It is located 20 kilometres (12 mi) south-east of Rome, on the Alban Hills close to the ancient city of Tusculum. Frascati is closely associated with science, being the location of several international scientific laboratories.
Frascati is a famous and popular town of the “Castelli Romani” (Roman castles) . It is
renowned for its beautiful villas and quality wines. The town originated in the first few centuries of our era around
the ruins of Roman patrician villas. Its healthy climate and closeness to Rome has meant that Frascati has always
been a centre of attraction for both Italian and foreign tourists.

Earth Observation missions of the European Space Agency are based in ESRIN in Frascati.

Climate:
The seasonal average temperature is around 18 - 20 ºC.

 

How to Get to Frascati

ESRIN is located in Frascati, a small town 20 km south of Rome in Italy.

By taxi

Official taxis located opposite the Arrival Halls are white vehicles and have a taximeter. If taking a taxi from one of Rome's airports, it is advisable to agree on the fare with the driver in advance. Tell the driver you wish to go to ESRIN, located at Via Galileo Galilei, 00044 Frascati. The ESRIN Centre is in Frascati, near the FIAT Iveco dealer on Via E. Fermi, in the "Area di Ricerca" (Research Area).

You may pre-book your taxi in advance through ESA for arrival pick up at the airport, or train station by downloading and sending the ESA Taxi Request Form by fax to the ESRIN Travel Office.

ESRIN is working with two taxi companies: 'Piccirilli' for ESRIN and the Castelli Romani area near Frascati, and 'Cast' for Rome. The two taxi companies have slightly different taxi fares however a taxi booked through ESRIN will not exceed the price indicated. From Fiumicino airport to ESRIN, the fare should not exceed €72. From Ciampino airport, it should not exceed €41. Night-time surcharge of 15% is usually requested for a journey commencing between 23:00 and 06:00.

Rome Fiumicino airport
Rome Fiumicino airport

From Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino airport
Approximate time: 45 min in non-peak hours
Distance: 44 km

Rome Leonardo da Vinci Fiumicino airport is 32 km away from the centre of Rome and is linked to Rome by the Fiumicino motorway and the ring road (GRA). On leaving the airport follow the signs for ROMA. When you arrive at the ring road (GRA) turn right following the signs for Napoli. Continue along the GRA until you come to exit no. 21/22 signposted Via Tuscolana and close to IKEA and take the Via Tuscolana, direction Frascati. Just before Frascati turn left into Via Enrico Fermi at the traffic lights. After approximately one kilometre you will pass the traffic lights at the ENEA complex, keep straight on for 200 metres and then turn right onto Via Galileo Galilei, immediately after the FIAT dealer and before the Tor Vergata train station.


View of Ciampino airport
View of Ciampino airport

From Ciampino airport
Approximate time: 20 min in non-peak hours
Distance: 17 km

Rome Ciampino airport is located on the Via Appia Nuova, 15 km south from the centre of Rome and is linked to Rome by the ring road (GRA).

On leaving the airport, follow the signs for the GRA, and take the Firenze/Napoli direction. Continue along the GRA until you come to exit no. 21/22 signposted Via Tuscolana and closed to IKEA and take the Via Tuscolana, direction Frascati. Just before Frascati, turn left into Via Enrico Fermi at the traffic lights. After approximately one kilometre you will pass the traffic lights at the ENEA complex, keep straight on for 200 metres and then turn right onto Via Galileo Galilei, immediately after the Fiat dealer and before the Tor Vergata train station.

How to get to ESRIN from G.R.A.

From Rome City Centre
Approximate time: 40 min in non-peak hours
Distance: 25 km

Exiting Rome from San Giovanni in Laterano square, take the Via Tuscolana in the direction of Frascati. Prior to arriving at the town centre on Via Tuscolana, turn left at the traffic lights along Via Enrico Fermi. After approximately one kilometre you will pass the traffic lights at the ENEA complex, keep straight on for 200 metres and then turn right onto the road that runs between a FIAT dealer and the Tor Vergata train station.

Frascati is served by two different lines of the Italian Railway (Trenitalia). Trains for Frascati and Tor Vergata stations leave at one hour intervals from Rome Termini central station.

Destination: Frascati city centre
The train with final destination “Frascati” arrives directly in the Frascati city centre and is the most practical connection if you go to a hotel in the centre of Frascati.

Destination: Tor Vergata station near ESRIN
The line for “Frosinone”, “Cassino”, "Roccasecca" or "Colleferro" destinations, with stop in Tor Vergata station indicated on the platform display, is ideal if you want to go straight to ESRIN since the station Tor Vergata is only 100 metres from the entrance gate of ESRIN. As the Tor Vergata station is far away from the Frascati city centre, you are not advised to take it if you want to go to your hotel in Frascati.

From Rome Termini central station:
Time: 25 min, Train ticket at Ticket Vending Machine

Take the train from Termini station to “Frosinone”, “Cassino”, "Roccasecca" or "Colleferro" destinations and get off at Tor Vergata, one-way ticket price is around 2€. This stop is approximately 100 metres from ESRIN.

Or

Take the train from Termini station to Frascati destination, one-way ticket price is around 2€. This final station is in the Frascati city centre.

From Fiumicino airport:
Time: 35 min, Train ticket at Ticket Vending Machine

Take the airport Leonardo Express train to Rome Termini station, route time 35 minutes, departing every 30 minutes, one-way ticket price is 11€. From Rome Termini take the train for Tor Vergata, which is 100 metres from ESRIN.

A slightly cheaper option is to take the train from the airport for Fara Sabina, then at Roma Ostiense take the metro B to Roma Termini station. From the Termini take the train for Tor Vergata.

From Ciampino airport:
Take a bus to the Ciampino train station, ticket price is 1€. From Ciampino station, take the train for Tor Vergata.

 

Registration

 

Registration Fee Early Bird Normal
Non IAA member € 500 € 550
IAA member € 350 € 400
Student & amateur astronomer € 125 € 150
Accompanying Person* see below see below



Registration:
To register, please click on the following link: https://www.etouches.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=107074&

Early bird registration until February 07, 2015.

Media registration:
Registration for qualified media is available here: https://www.etouches.com/ereg/newreg.php?eventid=119819&

A tour through Rome in a Fiat 500 is optional (please see below).

* Accompanying Person registration:
The registration of the accompanying person is free of charge.
The accompanying person cannot attend the meeting but is entitled to attend the cocktails arranged at the venue.
The gala dinner has a cost of 55 Euros per each accompanying person.
The Fiat 500 tour of Rome can be booked also for the accompanying person at 140 Euros per person ( min. two people)

Cancellation:
Cancellations must be in writing and received no later than the 20 March 2015 (4 weeks before the conference). There is a 100€ cancellation fee for cancellations after 20 March 2015 and before 10 April 2015. Registrants who cancel after 10 April 2015 or fail to attend the conference will forfeit the entire fee.

Observatory visit:
Sunday (12 April 2015) visit to the Campo Imperatore Observatory. The Observatory of Campo Imperatore is the one at highest elevation among the professional ones in Italy and is the one with the darkest and clearer sky. The Campo Imperatore Astronomical Observatory was born as observational site for the Rome Astronomical Observatory (OAR) well before INAF birth and nowadays is still one of the very few structures of this kind available on the Italian soil. The Campo Imperatore Observatory has a 600 m² area distributed on three floors. Below the Schmidt and AZT domes that measure 50 m² and 65 m² respectively, the main floor hosts the rooms for visitors, the telescopes control room, the integration lab, the office area and four bedrooms.


Rome tour:
See Rome through the windows and the open roof of the old Fiat 500! Just like most Romans do!
You will be riding as passenger driven by a professional, following an itinerary that includes the most famous sites of Rome!
You can choose the itinerary and preferred time to ride! Grand Tour, Secrets of Rome, Tour of the Hills, Roman Holiday, Night Tour, Christmas in Rome!
It's an exciting, fun and very interesting experience! During the ride we'll stop to take pictures, enjoy views and, of course, have a gelato or cappuccino! You will just love this tour!

The price is 280€ per car (140€ per person). Deadline for this price is 28 February; after this deadline the price may vary.

Please note that 2 people can fit in one car (exceptionally also 3). The tour can be booked individually or in couples. In case of a single booking, please be aware that you might share the car with another participant of the 4th IAA Planetary Defense Conference.

If you are interested in booking this tour please fill out the form the following link and indicate in the "Personal Note" the keyword "ESA". http://www.neronetoursitaly.com/transportation/vespa-fiat-500-tours-of-rome/rome-by-vespa-and-fiat-500-booking-form

Dates:
Saturday 11 April
9 am – Grand Tour
9 am – Hills of Rome
3 pm – Hills of Rome
8:30 pm – Night Tour
Tuesday14 April
9 am – Hills of Rome
3 pm – Hills of Rome
8:30 pm – Night Tour
Saturday 18 April
9 am – Grand Tour
9 am – Hills of Rome
3 pm – Hills of Rome
8:30 pm – Night Tour

A detailed description of the different tours can be found on the website: http://www.neronetoursitaly.com/transportation/vespa-fiat-500-tours-of-rome/Rome-by-Vespa-and-Fiat-500-itinerary



Roma Fiat 500 tourRome tour

 

 

Sponsors

PRIMARY SPONSORS
ESA NASA
http://airbusdefenceandspace.com/ www.aerospace.org
SpaceDyS IAA
The Planetary Society  
 
 
SPONSORS
https://www.llnl.gov/ www.space-explorers.org
www.iau.org www.swfound.org
http://sentinelmission.org/ https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/uk-space-agency
www.jhuapl.edu http://www.gmv.com
Emergency Asteroid Defense Project
   
PARTNERS
http://spacegeneration.org www.unoosa.org
https://www.aiaa.org www.cnes.fr
www.sandia.gov
http://en.federalspace.ru/ http://www.swri.org/
   





2015 IAA Planetary Defense Conference:

Assessing Impact Risk; Managing Response

13-17 April 2015
Frascati, Italy



Sponsorship Information


Sponsors are solicited for the 2015 conference at the $2000, $5000, $10000, and $15000 levels.

$15000 Sponsors will be listed as primary sponsors of the conference and names and logos will be prominently displayed on all conference materials.
$15000 Sponsors will receive seven complimentary registrations and a reduced, block-rate registration fee for up to 15 employees.

$10000 Sponsors will be listed as primary sponsors of the conference and names and logos will be prominently displayed on all conference materials.
$10000 Sponsors will receive five complimentary registrations and a reduced, block-rate registration fee for up to ten employees.

$5000 Sponsors will be listed as sponsors and names and logos will be prominently displayed on all conference materials. $5000 Sponsors will receive two complimentary registrations and a reduced, block-rate registration fee for up to five employees.

$2000 Sponsors will be listed as sponsors and names and logos will be prominently displayed on all conference materials. $2000 Sponsors will receive one complimentary registration and a reduced, block-rate registration fee for up to two employees.

For more sponsorship information and for information on sponsoring a reception or other special event at the conference, please contact the conference co-chairs
at:
William Ailor: william.h.ailor (at) aero.org
Richard Tremayne-Smith: richard.tremayne-smith (at) ntlworld.com


Sponsorship information in pdf format

 

 

 

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