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Apophis Asteroid - Space Autonomy Research

Published: 5 March 2021

Today midnight there will be a close encounter of the asteroid Apophis, it will also be telecasted live.

The infamous asteroid Apophis will be passing near earth (44 times further from the moon): https://earthsky.org/space/asteroid-99942-apophis-encounters-2029-2036-2068

The event will be broadcasted live at https://www.virtualtelescope.eu/webtv/

The Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Team have studied this asteroid and developed algorithms for autonomous space missions with OHB Sweden to inspect the asteroid with a fleet of satellites.

You can see our work in these links: