Dear Small Bodies Colleagues,
SBAG is convening a Specific Action Team (SAT) to study the scientific opportunities surrounding Asteroid (99942) Apophis’s Earth close approach on April 13, 2029. We are seeking subject matter experts in small-body science, especially (but not necessarily limited to) geophysics, dynamics, mechanical/material properties, astronomical observations, and flight instrumentation.
The SBAG Steering Committee intends to have a list of SAT members selected for concurrence by NASA’s Planetary Science Division by November 1, 2021. The SAT should deliver the report from its study to the NASA Planetary Science Division Director by August 2022.
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