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Asteroid-hunting satellite a world first

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posted on Jun, 29 2008 @ 08:15 AM
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Asteroid-hunting satellite a world first


www.ucalgary.ca

Canada is building the world’s first space telescope designed to detect and track asteroids as well as satellites. Called NEOSSat (Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite), this spacecraft will provide a significant improvement in surveillance of asteroids that pose a collision hazard with Earth and innovative technologies for tracking satellites in orbit high above our planet.
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posted on Jun, 29 2008 @ 08:15 AM
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It is great to see that we are now actively searching for NEOs and not just with earth bound telescopes.
A space based system would be much more effective and who knows. We could possibly find more than we were looking for.

www.ucalgary.ca
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posted on Jun, 29 2008 @ 10:07 AM
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Well VIKINGANT im glad youve shared this info
, im also glad they are actually building somthing like this mabe they will uncover more very intresting things , I think they should of built this a long time ago but is it to little to late? only time will tell. cheers VIKINGANT
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CX

posted on Jun, 29 2008 @ 11:39 AM
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Nice find.


I wonder how long it will take for other countries to follow suits, and then start arming the satellites so they can sort the problems as they present themselves?

Can just imagine that, "Oops....the US satellite just took out an Iranian satellite.....swear to God we thought it was an asteroid!

CX.

[edit on 29/6/08 by CX]



posted on Jun, 30 2008 @ 04:19 AM
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Originally posted by CX
Can just imagine that, "Oops....the US satellite just took out an Iranian satellite.....swear to God we thought it was an asteroid!
[edit on 29/6/08 by CX]


LMFAO!!!!!!
I can just see it happening too!! Or the accuracy of the satellite is so good they know where the impact will be and just not alert enemy countries...

But yes. We will need more up there. I s'pose we will need to work out some boundaries and agree to share info othewise this could happen.




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