On June 2002, ESA has selected 6 different and complemetary space mission projects about NEOs for a Phase A study (see T.S. number 15). By february 2003 the companies, universities and research institutes that presented the initial proposals, carried out the studies for preliminary mission analysis and design and presented these results in a public conference held in ESRIN, Frascati.
The 6 studies, funded by ESA's General Studies Programme, were carried out with the technical support of the Spaceguard Central Node, which is now hosted by ESA and has started its activity to support ESA's Science Programme in all issues related to NEOs.
Click on the images below to read a short resumé of the final descriptions of the 6 projects. In these pages you will find images, videos, interviews to the project managers and other interesting documents.