A systematic ranging technique for follow-ups of NEOs detected with the Flyeye telescope
When new objects are detected in the sky, an orbit determination needs to be performed immediately to find out their origin, to determine the probability of an Earth impact and possibly also to estimate the impact region on Earth. ESA's Flyeye telescope is expected to revolutionize the effort of predicting potential asteroid or deep space debris impact hazards due to the expected increase of near-Earth object discoveries. As the observed orbit arc for such an object is very short, classical Gaussian orbit determination cannot be used. We adopt the systematic ranging technique to overcome the lack of information and predict a region of the sky where the body can most likely be found. We also provide a detection probability for follow-up observations and investigate potential follow-up telescopes for the Flyeye telescope.
- Pub Date:
- March 2019
- Astrophysics - Earth and Planetary Astrophysics;
- Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics
- In Proc. 1st NEO and Debris Detection Conference. Darmstadt, Germany: ESA Space Safety Programme Office (2019)