Implications of the gravity and geophysical environment of (101955) Bennu for NEA exploration

D. J. Scheeres, A. S. French, J. W. McMahon, A. B. Davis, D. N. Brack, J. M. Leonard, P. Antreasian, M. Brozovic, S. R. Chesley, D. Farnocchia, R. A. Jacobson, Y. Takahashi, E. M. Mazarico, A. Liounis, D. Rowlands, D. E. Highsmith, K. Getzandanner, M. Moreau, P. Tricarico, S. GoossensC. L. Johnson, M. M. Al Asad, M. G. Daly, J. A. Seabrook, J. Roberts, M. E. Perry, O. S. Barnouin, C. W. Hergenrother, M. C. Nolan, D. S. Lauretta

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The OSIRIS-REx spacecraft's initial encounter with asteroid (101955) Bennu yielded its total mass, shape and spin state. The implications of these results for the dynamical environment of this particular asteroid and for exploration of near-Earth asteroids in general are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberIAC-19_A3_4A_7_x52883
JournalProceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019
Event70th International Astronautical Congress, IAC 2019 - Washington, United States
Duration: Oct 21 2019Oct 25 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science

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Scheeres, D. J., French, A. S., McMahon, J. W., Davis, A. B., Brack, D. N., Leonard, J. M., Antreasian, P., Brozovic, M., Chesley, S. R., Farnocchia, D., Jacobson, R. A., Takahashi, Y., Mazarico, E. M., Liounis, A., Rowlands, D., Highsmith, D. E., Getzandanner, K., Moreau, M., Tricarico, P., ... Lauretta, D. S. (2019). Implications of the gravity and geophysical environment of (101955) Bennu for NEA exploration. Proceedings of the International Astronautical Congress, IAC, 2019-October, [IAC-19_A3_4A_7_x52883].