12th of May 2015 we have launched our Indiegogo campaign to take the first public step to implement the HAIV asteroid interception spacecrafts – a small step for EADP, but a giant step towards an Earth safer from asteroids and comets!
This Indiegogo campaign provides the groundwork for everything we do in the
next 2-4 years – the goal will be $100K-500K,
but we are aiming for much more:
• System Design Study (SDS), $100K-$300K: Detailing the HAIV construction timeline and costs.
• Attention drawn to the asteroid and comet defence issue, especially regarding short warning time scenarios, hopefully provoking other non-profit organizations, government agencies and insurance companies to act, alone or in cooperation with EADP.
• A community capable of doing lobbyism for nation state and international alliance financed asteroid defence.
• All excess funds byound the study goes to start HAIV construction and test Phase 1, accelerating the implementation of an active defence and seeing us launch the first HAIV at a nearby asteroid to test all systems.
The System Design Study and construction will be done by experienced engineering partners, probably
– Aerospace Corp., the US-based leading partner in rugged and efficient spacecraft that needs to deliver beyond the norm, with customers such as
Global Positioning System (GPS) III
Space Based Infrared System (SBIRS)
Wideband Global SATCOM System (WGS)
Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) MILSATCOM System
Defense Meteorological Satellite Program (DMSP)
Evolved expendable launch vehicles (EELVs) Delta IV and Atlas V
Defense Satellite Communications System (DSCS)
Defense Support Program (DSP)
– Surrey Satellite Technology Limited (SSTL), an English company with a more than 25 year successful history of quickly building small efficient satellites and spacecraft at a fraction of the cost of other providers.
As such the first HAIV will not be a billion dollars marvel of state-of-the-art technology, but rather a work-horse spacecraft based on proven components and certified by the relevant agencies; as good and reliable as can be had for relatively small money, but also infinitely better than nothing and safe to store and launch.
The System Design Study provides us with important insights in precisely how the HAIVs must be constructed to provide the best balance between defence efficiency and affordable cost – leading directly to the construction phase.
If you like us can’t wait to act against the asteroid threat,
you can make a donation to EADP while waiting.
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The more people who know about this danger and the possible solutions, the better; every little action makes it more likely that we can all be safer soon.