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Artist's impression of the final moment before impact with TW229
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- Title Artist's impression of the final moment before impact with TW229
- Released 15/02/2006 10:56 am
- Copyright ESA
Artist's impression of the final moments before impact with asteroid 2001 TW229.
To compare and contrast different techniques of global optimisation, ESA's Advanced Concepts Team, supported by the European Space Operations Centre (ESOC), launched a competition in 2005. They issued a challenge to space engineers across the world to find an intercept trajectory that delivered as much energy as possible to the asteroid 2001 TW229.