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NEODyS Announcement: New Support from ESA's SSA program

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  • bernardi
    Starting from 1 September 2011 NEODyS is sponsored by ESA, which paysa portion of the operating costs, both for the background orbit andrisk computations and
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      Starting from 1 September 2011 NEODyS is sponsored by ESA, which paysa portion of the operating costs, both for the background orbit andrisk computations and for the database and web interface; the rest ofthe cost is covered, as before, by the Department of Mathematics,University of Pisa, with the running research grants of the CelestialMechanics Group, and by IASF-INAF (Rome), with a PRIN-INAF grant.The ESA participation is through a contract with SpaceDyS srl, acompany of Cascina (Pisa, Italy), which is a startup promoted by sameresearch group which has built and operated NEODyS for the past 12years.This is the beginning of a transition phase, in which ESA shouldprogressively assume larger responsibility for the operations ofNEODyS, under the programmatic envelope of the Space SituationalAwareness (SSA) initiative, NEO segment. The NEODyS service isexpected to be federated, together with others including theSpaceguard Central Node and the EARN Asteroid Database, in a newcomprehensive SSA-NEO information service.The University and Research groups will in the near future continue toshare the work and the responsibility, and are in any case committedto continue for a long period of time to contribute with research,innovation and certification functions.
       
      The NEODyS Team and  the ESA's SSA-NEO Team
       
      Reference links:http://newton.dm.unipi.it/neodys2/
      http://www.esa.int/esaMI/SSA/SEMDQGCKP6G_0.html
        ********************************************************************* Fabrizio Bernardi * Space Dynamics Service s.r.l. - SpaceDyS * Via Mario Giuntini 63, * 56023 Pisa, PI, Italy * Office phone: +39-050-7519607 * Mobile: +39-345-5040077 ********************************************************************


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