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Program Information for 2013B-0270


PI: Nicholas Moskovitz, Lowell Observatory, nmosko@lowell.edu
Address: EAPS, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139 USA

CoI: David E Trilling, Northern Arizona U.
CoI: Cristina A Thomas, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
CoI: David Polishook, MIT
CoI: Francesca DeMeo, MIT
CoI: Richard P Binzel, MIT
CoI: Paul Abell, NASA Johnson Space Center
CoI: Michael J Person, MIT
CoI: Michael Busch, CalTech-JPL
CoI: Mark Willman, U. of Hawaii
CoI: Eric Christensen, Lunar and Planetary Lab
CoI: Tom Endicott, University of Massachusetts, Boston
CoI: Mary Hinkle, Northern Arizona U.
CoI: Audrey Thirouin, Lowell Observatory

Title: Mission Accessible Near-Earth Objects Survey (MANOS)

Abstract: Although the past decade has seen exponential growth in the number of known near-Earth objects (NEOs), a representative sample of physical properties for sub-km NEOs does not exist. This information is essential to understanding formational and evolutionary processes in the Solar System, accurate impact hazard assessment, and assuring preparedness for future planetary exploration missions. We propose a three year survey with a regular cadence of spectroscopic and photometric observations to obtain compositional and rotational information for newly discovered, mission accessible NEOs smaller than 100 meters. This will produce a database of roughly 300 objects, representing an unexplored size regime over an order of magnitude smaller than previous studies. This unprecedented data set will (1) provide new insight into fundamental Solar System processes such as space weathering, planetary encounters, and radiation pressure forces; (2) forge new links between asteroids and meteorites; and (3) provide key selection criteria for future planetary missions. This survey is a major component in a complementary NASA Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute proposal (PI D. Trilling).

Program Type: Survey

Scheduled Nights:
Run 1 (2013B):  GEM-NQ/GNIRS -- 22.5hrs band 2 (GN-2013B-Q-72)
Run 1 (2014A):  GEM-NQ/GNIRS -- 22.5hrs band 2 (GN-2014A-Q-57)
Run 1 (2014B):  GEM-NQ/GNIRS -- 22.5hrs band 2 (GN-2014B-Q-66)
Run 1 (2015A):  GEM-NQ/GNIRS -- 22.5hrs band 2 (GN-2015A-Q-45)
Run 1 (2015B):  GEM-NQ/GNIRS -- 22.04hrs band 2 (GN-2015B-Q-61)
Run 1 (2016A):  GEM-NQ/GNIRS -- 22.5hrs band 2 (GN-2016A-Q-47)
Run 1 (2016B):  GEM-NQ/GNIRS -- 22.5hrs band 2 (GN-2016B-Q-51)
Run 2 (2013B):  GEM-NQ/GMOSN -- 22.5hrs band 1 (GN-2013B-Q-33)
Run 2 (2014A):  GEM-NQ/GMOSN -- 22.5hrs band 1 (GN-2014A-Q-13)
Run 2 (2014B):  GEM-NQ/GMOSN -- 22.5hrs band 1 (GN-2014B-Q-32)
Run 2 (2015A):  GEM-NQ/GMOSN -- 22.5hrs band 1 (GN-2015A-Q-14)
Run 2 (2015B):  GEM-NQ/GMOSN -- 22.04hrs band 1 (GN-2015B-Q-21)
Run 2 (2016A):  GEM-NQ/GMOSN -- 22.5hrs band 1 (GN-2016A-Q-13)
Run 2 (2016B):  GEM-NQ/GMOSN -- 22.5hrs band 1 (GN-2016B-Q-20)
Run 3 (2013B):  GEM-SQ/GMOSS -- 6.5hrs band 1 (GS-2013B-Q-17)
Run 3 (2014A):  GEM-SQ/GMOSS -- 6.5hrs band 1 (GS-2014A-Q-15)
Run 3 (2014B):  GEM-SQ/GMOSS -- 6.5hrs band 1 (GS-2014B-Q-19)
Run 3 (2015A):  GEM-SQ/GMOSS -- 6.5hrs band 1 (GS-2015A-Q-13)
Run 3 (2015B):  GEM-SQ/GMOSS -- 6.5hrs band 1 (GS-2015B-Q-19)
Run 3 (2016A):  GEM-SQ/GMOSS -- 6.5hrs band 1 (GS-2016A-Q-13)
Run 3 (2016B):  GEM-SQ/GMOSS -- 6.5hrs band 1 (GS-2016B-Q-16)
Run 4 (2013B):  KP-4m/MOSA -- 9n on Aug 23 - Aug 25 2013, Sep 08 - Sep 09 2013, Oct 13 2013, Dec 04 2013, Jan 02 2014, Jan 26 2014
Run 4 (2014A):  KP-4m/MOSA -- 6n on Feb 04 2014, Feb 23 2014, Mar 27 2014, Apr 17 2014, May 07 2014, Jun 03 2014
Run 4 (2014B):  KP-4m/MOSA -- 7n on Aug 16 - Aug 17 2014, Sep 28 2014, Oct 27 2014, Nov 30 2014, Dec 26 2014, Jan 25 2015
Run 4 (2015A):  KP-4m/MOSA -- 6n on Feb 09 2015, Mar 13 2015, Apr 24 2015, May 07 2015, May 25 2015, Jun 08 2015
Run 4 (2015B):  KP-4m/MOSA3 -- 4n on Sep 01 2015, Sep 13 2015, Oct 05 2015, Jan 11 2016
Run 4 (2016A):  KP-4m/MOSA3 -- 5n on Feb 07 2016, Apr 06 2016, Apr 22 2016, May 06 2016, Jun 08 2016
Run 4 (2016B):  KP-4m/MOSA3 -- 4n on Nov 26 2016, Dec 19 - Dec 20 2016, Jan 05 - Jan 06 2017, Jan 18 - Jan 19 2017
Run 5 (2013B):  SOAR/Goodman -- 6n on Aug 02 2013, Sep 16 2013, Oct 09 2013, Oct 28 2013, Nov 26 2013, Jan 24 2014
Run 5 (2014A):  SOAR/Goodman -- 6n on Feb 21 2014, Mar 25 2014, Apr 17 2014, May 31 2014, Jun 15 2014, Jul 20 2014
Run 5 (2014B):  SOAR/Goodman -- 6n on Aug 09 2014, Sep 16 2014, Oct 04 2014, Oct 31 2014, Dec 03 2014, Jan 12 2015
Run 5 (2015A):  SOAR/Goodman -- 7n on Feb 05 2015, Mar 09 2015, Apr 03 2015, Apr 05 2015, Apr 28 2015, May 26 2015, Jun 28 2015, Jul 31 2015
Run 5 (2015B):  SOAR/Goodman -- 6n on Aug 29 2015, Sep 27 2015, Oct 25 2015, Nov 23 2015, Dec 28 2015, Jan 23 2016
Run 5 (2016A):  SOAR/Goodman -- 6n on Feb 21 2016, Mar 24 2016, Apr 18 2016, May 16 2016, Jun 06 2016, Jun 13 2016, Jul 17 2016
Run 5 (2016B):  SOAR/Goodman -- 6.5n on Aug 15 2016, Sep 17 2016, Oct 17 2016, Oct 24 2016, Nov 13 2016, Dec 14 2016, Jan 12 2017
Run 6 (2013B):  CT-1.3m/ANDI -- 60hrs
Run 6 (2014A):  CT-1.3m/ANDI -- 54hrs
Run 6 (2014B):  CT-1.3m/ANDI -- 60hrs
Run 6 (2015A):  CT-1.3m/ANDI -- 60hrs
Run 6 (2015B):  CT-1.3m/ANDI -- 60hrs
Run 6 (2016A):  CT-1.3m/ANDI -- 60hrs
Run 6 (2016B):  CT-1.3m/ANDI -- 60hrs
Run 7 (2013B):  GEM-SQ/GMOSS -- 6.5hrs band 2 (GS-2013B-Q-57)
Run 7 (2014A):  GEM-SQ/GMOSS -- 6.5hrs band 2 (GS-2014A-Q-48)
Run 7 (2014B):  GEM-SQ/GMOSS -- 6.5hrs band 2 (GS-2014B-Q-58)
Run 7 (2015A):  GEM-SQ/GMOSS -- 6.5hrs band 2 (GS-2015A-Q-48)
Run 7 (2015B):  GEM-SQ/GMOSS -- 6.5hrs band 2 (GS-2015B-Q-45)
Run 7 (2016A):  GEM-SQ/GMOSS -- 6.5hrs band 2 (GS-2016A-Q-53)
Run 7 (2016B):  GEM-SQ/GMOSS -- 6.5hrs band 2 (GS-2016B-Q-51)
Run 8 (2013B):  KP-2.1m/CFIM -- 3n on Oct 27 - Oct 29 2013


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