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In partnership with Ball Aerospace, the Sentinel Mission will build, launch, and operate an infrared space telescope to find and track the hundreds of thousands of threatening asteroids that cannot be tracked with current telescopes.
NOVA’s Asteroids: Doomsday or Payday? The Sentinel Mission’s Ed Lu and Rusty Schweickart, and Sentinel Program Manager John Troeltzsch give in-depth insights into the asteroid challenge and how we can solve it with Sentinel.
We have brought together a world-class team of astrophysicists and aerospace engineers, along with an outstanding business leadership team to design, build and operate the Sentinel Infrared Space Telescope.
In October 2001, a group of like-minded scientists informally convened at NASA’s Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. And with it began perhaps the biggest environmental project was first imagined.
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