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

This excellent IAA Planetary Defence Conference – PDC 2015 – concluded on Friday 17 April after 5 hectic days of exemplary presentations: nearly 250 participants and 170 Papers and Posters. Sergii Khlamov, software development Team Lead of CoLiTeс team with perfect posters and presentation took a part of conference. Sergii’s posters mainly focused on the astrometric reduction of the frame based on UCAC4 catalog and provide an analysis of its results. The comparative analysis of the accuracy was performed between the CoLiTeс and Astrometrica software. The analysis showed the benefits of the CoLiTeс software using with astrometry of asteroids in relation with Astrometrica using, especially when using wide field and low quality frames. The posters and presentation aroused a great interest.

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Sergii Khlamov also had the opportunity to personally meet with Dr Lindley Johnson, NEO Programs Executive, Science Mission Directorate, HQ NASA and Dr William Ailor, Distinguished Engineer, The Aerospace Corporation, PDC 2015 co-chair.

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The conference included an exercise where participants simulated the decision-making process for developing deflection and civil defense responses to a hypothetical asteroid threat. The threat scenario begun with the information on a hypothetical object presented at http://neo.jpl.nasa.gov/pdc15.

A detailed asteroid impact exercise completed the week at the ESA ESRIN site in Frascati Italy.

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


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