Apophis scientific return
Data received from this reconnaissance mission is designed to increase knowledge of the asteroid’s orbit, provide initial geologic and compositional information, and estimate its mass and density.
Knowledge would be obtained using data from small and high-heritage payload elements like visible to near-IR and thermal imagers, near-IR point or imaging spectrometers, and deep space radio communications systems.
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IP and data rights (based on the Hubble model)
- Spacecraft and component designs are proprietary to provider and institute, if desired.
- Design information is never released to the public without member agreement.
- Science data is shared among all MILO members immediately and embargoed from public release for a year.