langue fr Airbus Defence and Space - 30/06/2020

How is Airbus helping protect Earth from asteroids?

Its a scenario worthy of a Hollywood movie thriller: an approaching asteroid threatens the Earth, and an industry team is busily working on converting a telecommunications satellite into a kinetic interceptor to deflect this incoming menace.

At Airbus, fiction has become reality, as the companys Defence and Space operation in Germany is developing the Fast Kinetic impactor Deflection mission concept (FastKD), which would provide a rapid space-based deflection capability in an asteroid-to-Earth impact warning time of less than three years.

Learn more in this video.

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