Asteroid Apophis Planned Space Missions

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Will there be a special mission to Asteroid Apophis when it comes back around in the year 2029? According to the director, Sergei Ivanov, of Dauria Aerospace, the Russian version of SpaceX, there might be a possibility of an unmanned mission to Asteroid Apophis. The main question would be what could their real mission be, to help push it away from […]

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Does Asteroid Apophis Have A Companion Asteroid?

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Does Asteroid Apophis have a Companion satellite? Because the size of Asteroid Apophis, there is a possibility that it might have additional satellites in orbit around it. But, because of radar imaging and other observations from optical light curve imaging they are able to determine that there are no larger satellite companion asteroids larger than 50 to 75 mm in […]

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Russian Scientists Plans To Aim ICBMs At Asteroid Apophis

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The Russia New Agency reported in February that it plans to aim their intercontinental Ballistic missiles at near earth objects. According to news agency TASS in Russia scientists are planning to test their missiles on Asteroid Apophis 99942 which they continue to believe will be dangerously close to Earth in the year 2036. NASA does continue to rule out any […]

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