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Consortium – The NEOROCKers

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Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)

INAF is the most important Italian institution conducting scientific research in astronomy and astrophysics. INAF coordinates the activities of 17 research units, 16 of which located in Italy and one in the Canaries, operating the Telescopio Nazionale Galileo. More than 1500 people work for INAF, made-up of researchers (including research students and post-docs), technicians and administrative staff. INAF research activities cover all fields of astronomy and astrophysics.
The scientific activity performed in the Astronomical Observatory of Rome (OAR) spans across several subjects: solar astrophysics, planetology, stellar astrophysics, high energy astrophysics, cosmology and extra-galactic astronomy. For what concerns Planetology the most important activity is related to the study of the physical properties of small bodies (NEOs, asteroids, TNOs) by the acquisition, analysis and interpretation of ground-based and space-borne observations.
OAR works in the project with institutes from Torino (INAF-OATo) and Florence (INAF-OAA).
The Torino Astrophysical Observatory has a long tradition in the studies of the physical properties of the small bodies of the Solar system, including NEOs and their origins. One of the systems usually adopted to expess the danger posed by a near-Earth asteroid is the so-called Torino Scale, so-named as a recognition of the results obtained in this field by the Torino planetary science Team.
Research activities at INAF-OAA are developed in collaboration with the Astronomy Department of the Firenze University. Activities span from researches on stellar astrophysics, star formation regions and exoplanets; from pulsar to black holes and galaxies; on Solar System and in particular on small bodies origin and evolution. In the institute, technological groups are active in astronomical instrumentation development.

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Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI)

The Italian Space Agency was founded in 1988 with the aim to coordinate the national efforts and investments in the space sector. Today ASI is one of the most significant players in the world in space science and satellite technologies with strong interests in the exploration of the Solar System and the observation of the Universe from space. ASI has a key role in scientific and exploration missions at national, European level and global level.
For over 20 years, ASI has supported the management of the data collected by scientific satellites operating its Space Science Data Center (SSDC), hosted at the agency headquarters in Rome. SSDC serves the scientific community, by promoting dissemination and exploitation of high-quality data products related to space.

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University of Padova (UniPD)

Founded in 1222, Padova University is among the foremost Italian universities, in terms of research, size and of educational quality. It is composed of 43 Research and Service Centres across the spectrum of sciences, medicine, social sciences and humanities.
The Department of Physics and Astronomy (DFA) participates in NEOROCKS. The DFA provides scientific and technical expertise on many of the principal fields of the modern physics, astrophysics and astronomy. The investigation of the small bodies (asteroids and comets) of the Solar System from space (i.e. Rosetta mission) and from ground is very active at DFA. A very dated back experience is present at DFA on the study of NEOs: search and physical investigation (i.e. ADAS, SINEO long term program, Neoshield-2). The DFA is also deeply involved in many public outreach activities, and teaching (two bachelor and five master degrees, one in Astronomy). The partner makes available the Copernicus 1.82 m and the Galileo 1.20 m telescopes, both located at the Asiago Observatory (Italy).

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LESIA-Observatoire de Paris (ObsPM)

Paris Observatory is a national research centre in astronomy and astrophysics. It is the largest astronomy centre in France and is structured into 5 laboratories , 1 scientific unit and 1 institute covering all fields of astronomy and astrophysics.
LESIA’s (Laboratory of Space Studies and Instrumentation in Astrophysics) participates in NEOROCKS and their scientific activities cover four research themes: Planetology, Astronomy, Plasma Physics and Solar Physics. Under planetology, physical characterization of the small bodies of the Solar System is a prominent activity.
IMCCE is the acronym of Institute de Mécanique Céleste et des Calculs des Ephémérides. IMCCE has a long expertise in celestial mechanics (in its mathematical as well as dynamical aspects), in astrometry and planetology. The institute operates the 1-m telescope located at the at the Pic du Midi observatory (France) and dedicated to observations of Solar System objects.

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Observatoire de la Cote d’Azur (OCA)

OCA is an astronomical observatory and public administrative institution, with 450 staff located on four sites (Mont Gros and Valrose in Nice, Sophia Antipolis, and the Plateau de Calern observatory), OCA is one of 25 French astronomical observatories responsible for the continuous and systematic collection of observational data on the Earth and the Universe.
NEOROCKS involves the Theories and Observations in Planetology (TOP) team. They work on topics such as collisional processes between small bodies, discovery and characterisation of small bodies, impact hazard mitigation, origin and evolution of planetary systems, formation of the Solar System and exoplanets. The group works at national and European level.

OCA is an astronomical observatory and public administrative institution, with 450 staff located on four sites (Mont Gros and Valrose in Nice, Sophia Antipolis, and the Plateau de Calern observatory), OCA is one of 25 French astronomical observatories responsible for the continuous and systematic collection of observational data on the Earth and the Universe.
NEOROCKS involves the Theories and Observations in Planetology (TOP) team. They work on topics such as collisional processes between small bodies, discovery and characterisation of small bodies, impact hazard mitigation, origin and evolution of planetary systems, formation of the Solar System and exoplanets. The group works at national and European level.

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University of Edinburgh (UoE)

The University of Edinburgh is a large research-focused university. It is one of Scotland’s ancient universities, founded in 1582, and is one of the oldest in the English-speaking world.
The Institute for Astronomy, within the School of Physics and Astronomy, participates in NEOROCKS. This is one of the largest astronomy groups in the UK, based at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. The institute has particular strengths in large astronomical surveys, with a great deal of expertise in image processing software.
NEOROCKS will have access to the 1.54m Danish telescope at La Silla Observatory, Chile, through UoE’s membership of the ‘MiNDSTEp’ consortium that operates the telescope for 6 months a year.

The University of Edinburgh is a large research-focused university. It is one of Scotland’s ancient universities, founded in 1582, and is one of the oldest in the English-speaking world.
The Institute for Astronomy, within the School of Physics and Astronomy, participates in NEOROCKS. This is one of the largest astronomy groups in the UK, based at the Royal Observatory Edinburgh. The institute has particular strengths in large astronomical surveys, with a great deal of expertise in image processing software.
NEOROCKS will have access to the 1.54m Danish telescope at La Silla Observatory, Chile, through UoE’s membership of the ‘MiNDSTEp’ consortium that operates the telescope for 6 months a year.

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Astronomical Institute of the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS)

The Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic is the leading institution in astronomical and astrophysical research in the Czech Republic.
Research covers is divided into 4 scientific departments (Solar, Stellar, Interplanetary Matter, Galaxies and Planetary Systems). One of the key activities are studies of asteroids and meteors that represent a certain hazard for humankind. They focus on physical characterisation of the small bodies and understanding their formation and evolutionary processes, with an emphasis on their impacts on the Earth and its atmosphere.
Thanks to the partner, NEOROCKS will have access to the 1.54m Danish telescope at La Silla station of the European Southern Observatory, Chile.

The Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic is the leading institution in astronomical and astrophysical research in the Czech Republic.
Research covers is divided into 4 scientific departments (Solar, Stellar, Interplanetary Matter, Galaxies and Planetary Systems). One of the key activities are studies of asteroids and meteors that represent a certain hazard for humankind. They focus on physical characterisation of the small bodies and understanding their formation and evolutionary processes, with an emphasis on their impacts on the Earth and its atmosphere.
Thanks to the partner, NEOROCKS will have access to the 1.54m Danish telescope at La Silla station of the European Southern Observatory, Chile.

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Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC)

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias is an internationalised research centre aiming to achieve major advances in the understanding of the laws that govern the origin and evolution of the various forms of matter/energy in the Universe.
Researchers in the Solar System Group, which participates in NEOROCKS, study the physical and compositional properties of near-Earth asteroids, in particular those that are accessible to spacecraft and considered as potentially hazardous.
IAC currently has two Observatories: Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos (La Palma) and Observatorio del Teide (Tenerife). They are home to a complete variety of telescopes and instruments, of sizes ranging from the small IAC80 telescope (82cm) to the huge GTC (10.4m).

The Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias is an internationalised research centre aiming to achieve major advances in the understanding of the laws that govern the origin and evolution of the various forms of matter/energy in the Universe.
Researchers in the Solar System Group, which participates in NEOROCKS, study the physical and compositional properties of near-Earth asteroids, in particular those that are accessible to spacecraft and considered as potentially hazardous.
IAC currently has two Observatories: Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos (La Palma) and Observatorio del Teide (Tenerife). They are home to a complete variety of telescopes and instruments, of sizes ranging from the small IAC80 telescope (82cm) to the huge GTC (10.4m).

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DEIMOS Space s.l.u. (DMS)

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DEIMOS Engineering and Systems S.L.U. (DES)

NEOROCKS involves three branches of the DEIMOS group.
DEIMOS Space S.L.U. has a long expertise in space programmes, in fields related to Ground Segment Software, Flight Dynamics, GNSS, Satellite Systems and SSA.
DEIMOS Space S.R.L. has developed software for space situational awareness (SSA), ground segment and flight segment systems. DMR contributes to the Impact Effect database analysis for ESA NEO system.
DEIMOS Engineering and Systems activities in the Space field focus on integration of satellite systems, operations of satellites and telescope observations and processing in the NEO and SST Field. DCM operates the DEIMOS Sky Survey Observatory, located in the South of Spain, with four telescopes.

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SpaceDyS s.r.l. (SpaceDyS)

SpaceDyS was founded in 2011 as a spin-off of the Celestial Mechanics Group of the University of Pisa. SpaceDyS is made up of a team of experienced researchers in the space sector with a high-level background in Mathematics, Physics, Astronomy and advanced skills in Flight Dynamics, Mission Design and Computer Science.
SpaceDyS’s expertise mainly focuses on orbit determination of Main Belt Asteroids, of NEOs and of space debris objects, data processing and management of data centers, satellite re-entry and gravimetry experiments in space missions.
The SpaceDyS team manages and maintains the web services NEODyS (regular computations of the impact probability of NEOs) and AstDyS (general DB for all asteroids, with dynamic information).

NeoSpace

NeoSpace sp z.o.o. (NeoSpace)

NeoSpace sp. z o.o. was established in response to the Polish Space Strategy guidelines that consider SSA as one of the most important fields of involvement of the Polish space sector. The company focuses on NEOs issues: data acquisition and processing to provide reliable information concerning business opportunities and possible threats. The company also takes on activities that require deep knowledge of celestial mechanics and orbit calculations, as well as programming skills.
All NeoSpace’s shareholders have PhD degrees in physics or astronomy, three of them have dedicated their scientific careers to Solar System small bodies research.

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RESOLVO (Italy)

Resolvo specialises in cooperation to promote responsible economic development.
Resolvo is expert in designing and implementing communication strategies for European projects. Resolvo has long-term experience in web-based communication, stakeholder involvement, event organisation and participative performance monitoring and evaluation. They are committed to communication of research results to the wider public.
Resolvo’s staff are trained in business plan development and exploitation of research results. They have extensive knowledge and expertise on the concept of Responsible Research and Innovation, which runs through the NEOROCKS project activities.