Our mission is to enable an efficient and secure global defense against asteroids and comets, in response to impact warning times of a few days. Nobody knows when the next major impact will happen, and no official defences (that need less than several years warning) are under development. So our group of dedicated scientists, engineers and experts from all areas of society have taken the duty – as fast as possible and within 3 years – to construct, test, provide and ensure the use of HAIVs: Small spacecrafts for emergency defense against asteroids and comets, developed at Iowa State University 2011-2014, and currently the only method that can make all on Earth much safer from the immediate asteroids and comets (sometimes called meteors) threat.
LEADER spacecraft impacts and creates a shallow crater allowing more surface area to be exposed to NED.
FOLLOWER spacecraft with NED enters crater and detonates, resulting in optimal disruption of the target asteroid or comet.See the entire flight plan..
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“Low probability events, can and do happen” Brent Barbee, Aerospace Engineer and Astrodynamicist Asteroids are random events, making it difficult sometimes to detect. Asteroids constitute a constant threat towards Earth, because even though they do present a low probability, they can and do occur causing devastating effects. The EADP initiative is inspiring and fascinating; considering […]
At Cosmic-Con 2015, Cristina Stanilescu will be speaking on behalf of EADP in the company of renown astronauts such as Al Worden, Jack Lousma, Kathryn C. Thornton and Donald A. Thomas, Geoff Notkin and Steve Arnold from Meteorite Men, Mark Thompson from Stargazing Live and astronomer Nick Howes. EADP’s purpose here is to increase the […]
The PDC conference is the biggest scientific gathering in Europe in 2015 regarding planetary defence against asteroids and comets, hosted the 13-17th April by the International Academy of Astronautics (an independent non-governmental organization recognized by the United Nations in 1996). EADP was present with 5 employees, our crowdfunding partners and Prof. Bong Wie of the […]
CROWD15 is the leading Nordic crowd event designed for entrepreneurs who are just discovering the new possibilites of crowdsourcing and crowdfunding. It also represents the place where for the first time we presented EADP. We were very pleased with the feedback and enthusiasm of the crowd. Video from EADPs presentation at Crowd15 is available here:
“The frequency of these asteroid threat events is higher than previously anticipated” Nahum Melamed, Aerospace Engineer
When we are faced with an imminent [short warning time] asteroid impact, we need to have the biggest and most powerful method to deflect it. And the HAIV is a device that provides this capability. Currently there are no solutions in place for imminent asteroid threats. We need to have this capability in place to respond quickly – a threat could show up tomorrow morning or in a hundred years. We don’t know, but the frequency of these events is higher than previously anticipated – a Chelyabinsk object could appear just about any day. When we have very few years or months we need to use existing launch technology, adjusted for planetary defence objectives, but it takes time to prepare it, so we need to have it ready to launch on-demand in short warning time situations.
I think your [EADP] initiative is very important. The general public is currently not educated and aware of the severity of this threat, and in some cases that averts thinking about the threat. We need to raise public awareness and public support for the planetary defence cause, so that governments will step up and support planetary defence initiatives, in benefit of the general public, both regionally and globally.
Posted on 30th, April, 2015