NEA Scout - New Spacecraft of NASA

On the moon, NEA Scout will deploy its 86-square-meter solar sail & slowly spiral out of the moons orbit.
Sheena

Updated: Jul 22, 2021 12:43:56 pm

22 July 2021 Current Affairs:The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) has announced that its new spacecraft, known as the Near-Earth Asteroid Scout or NEA Scout, has passed all required tests and is now safely tucked inside the Space Launch System rocket.

About NEA Scout:
♦ It is a miniaturized spacecraft called a CubeSat. 
♦ Its primary mission is to fly by and collect data from a near-Earth asteroid.
♦ It is one of several payloads that will accompany Artemis I, which is scheduled to launch in November 2021.
♦ NEA Scout will be launched to the moon along with other small satellite constellations on Artemis 1 in 2021
♦ On the moon, NEA Scout will deploy its 86-square-meter solar sail & slowly spiral out of the moon’s orbit.
♦ It will travel to a near-Earth asteroid and perform a slow fly-by, capturing close-up images of the surface.
♦ The images collected by NEA Scout will provide key information about the physical properties of the asteroid, such as its orbit, volume, shape, rotation, surrounding dust and debris fields, and its surface characteristics.
 
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