Â Asteroid Science Intersections with In-Space Mine Engineering
16-17 April, University of Luxembourg, Esch sur Alzette
Building on the success of ASIME 2016, the University of Luxembourg, the Ministry of the Economy, the Luxembourg National Research Fund, the Luxembourg Institute for Science and Technology, and Europlanet have come together to support ASIME-2018.
Registration is limited to 50 registrants. Pleaser register before 2-April.
ABSTRACTS: Deadline 9-March; Please send a word version of the abstract to Prof. T. van Dam
ASIME 2018 will focus on the topic of asteroid composition. In particular, contributions that address the following questions are encouraged:
What do we know about asteroid composition from remote-sensing observations?
What are the potential caveats in the interpretation of composition from Earth-based spectral observations?
What developments are required to improve our knowledge of asteroid composition using ground-based and space-based observations and asteroid rendez-vous and sample return missions?
How can this knowledge be used by industry to recover or use the resources
Additional questions are being solicited. Please send your questions to the Scientific Organizing Committee.These questions will be collated, distributed before the meeting and discussed during the meeting.
We expect that this two-day workshop will draw approximately 50 scientists and engineers from all over the world. Further, the meeting will also allow for detailed discussions on these questions in the context of the engineering needs of space missions with in-space asteroid utilisation.
Europlanet RI is supporting ASIME-2018 by funding for up to eight European participants to the meeting. Preference will be given to those addressing technology aspects. Meeting attendees interested in applying for this funding must send a letter of motivation to Prof. T. van Dam, ASIME local organizing committee.
Summaries of the presentations and discussions will be presented in a white paper to be published at this site after the meeting.