“Chelyabinsk meteorite gave us no warning time” Prof. Bong Wie

Prof. Bong Wie presents the HAIV concept at the PDC in Frascati, 2015. In case of a sufficient warning time longer than 10 years, deflection is the best solution. In case of short warning times, disruption is the only available option.

The HAIV is a two-body spacecraft, designed for late interception missions with short warning times less than 5 years, and can produce disruption, deflection, fragmentation or even pulverization of a targeted asteroid, 20 times more efficiently than any current methods.