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CoLiTec and 2015 IAA Planetary Defense Conference, ESA/ESRIN, 13-17 April 2015

The International Academy of Astronautics held its 4th IAA Planetary Defense Conference. It took place from 13 to 17 April, 2015 in Frascati, Italy.

4th IAA Planetary Defence Conference - PDC 2015

There were some goals of the conference:

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

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MPC released a new circular

We offer you the statistics on the data of the fourth Circular MPC (MPC 93071- 93672)
for April 04, 2015. You can also view a list of the most productive observatories in the world by the number of measurements.

MPC released a new circular

We offer you the statistics on the data of the second Circular MPC (MPC 92393- 93070 )
for March 05, 2015. You can also view a list of the most productive observatories in the world by the number of measurements.

MPC released a new circular

We offer you the statistics on the data of the second Circular MPC (MPC 91795- 92392) for February 03, 2015. You can also view a list of the most productive observatories in the world by the number of measurements.

MPC released a new circular

We offer you the statistics on the data of the first Circular MPC (MPC 90851- 91794) for January 05, 2015. You can also view a list of the most productive observatories in the world by the number of measurements.

CoLiTec is recommended by GAIA

Gaia-FUN-SSO International Workshop – a very important event for researchers. CoLiTec development team also participated in the seminar. This is the second participation of project. At first project manager of CoLiTec Vadym Savanevych visited Gaia-FUN-SSO 2012 Workshop (CoLiTec and Gaia-FUN-SSO 2012 Workshop). This time Sergii Khlamov, software development Team Lead of CoLiTeс with perfect report took a part of Gaia-FUN-SSO 3 2014 International Workshop (CoLiTec and Gaia-FUN-SSO 3 2014 International Workshop). Sergii’s report mainly focused on the Precision of astrometry measurements made using CoLiTeс software for asteroids survey. The report and presentation aroused a great interest and CoLiTeс software demonstrated competitiveness among others analogs software.

The Gaia space astrometry mission has been launched on 19 December 2013. Several objectives require ground-based observations. In the same manner than other space missions, the Gaia consortium organizes calibration observations before the launch. But since Gaia is not a space observatory but will map the sky with the constraint of a scanning law, observations from the ground will be very interesting to be performed during the mission. Several groups have organized such programs. For example astrometric alerts for Solar System Objects will be triggered starting from April 2014. In order to use these alerts, the Gaia-FUN-SSO network has been set up for performing a follow-up of critical Solar System Objects (SSO) which will be detected by the probe but could be lost without ground-based astrometry.

The main goal of CoLiTec team in the participation in Gaia-FUN-SSO International Workshop is the future collaboration with all members of Gaia mission. So, after this workshop Vadym Savanevych, Sergii Khlamov and CoLiTec members received the official letter from the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the Institute of Celestial Mechanics and ephemeris calculation and Paris Observatory about CoLiTec and Gaia collaboration. William Thuillot, chairman of the Gaia-FUN-SSO workshop and coordinator of the Gaia-FUN-SSO network recommends CoLiTec software as a software for the detection of faint moving objects on a series of CCD frames for all participants in the Gaia-FUN-SSO network.

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