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Design Parameters and Efficiency of a Space System for Warning about Small Celestial Bodies Approaching the Earth along Collision Trajectories

V. A. Emelyanov, Yu. K. Merkushev

Protecting the Earth against Collisions with Asteroids and Comet Nuclei, In: A. M. Finkelstein, W. F. Huebner, V. A. Shor (Eds) Proceedings of the International Conference “Asteroid-Comet Hazard-2009”, StP: Nauka, 369–375 (2010)

Keywords: Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI), Near Earth Objects (NEOs), warning about small selestial bodies, collision trajectories, space-based system, automatic near-Earth space surveillance, hazardous celestial body (HCB), synchronous-basic position measurements, space telescopes (ST), the sunward direction, small orbit arc, barrier zone (BZ) of reliable detection of HCB, simulation modeling capture of a HCB by ST, Apophis, aphelion distances, semi-major orbit axes, Mars, Jupiter, Pluto

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The space-based system would operate in two modes: