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NASA Cancels B612 Sentinel Agreement and Then Picks JPL NEOCam
NASA Cancels B612 Sentinel Agreement and Then Picks JPL NEOCam

NASA Selects Investigations for Future Key Planetary Mission “NASA has selected five science investigations for refinement during the next year as a first step in choosing one or two missions for flight opportunities as early as 2020. The submitted proposals would study Venus, near-Earth objects and a variety of asteroids. Each investigation team will receive $3 million to conduct concept design studies and analyses.” Venus and a bizarre metal asteroid […]

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  • September 30, 2015
NASA Cancels Space Act Agreement With B612 Foundation
NASA Cancels Space Act Agreement With B612 Foundation

NASA Terminates Space Act Agreement with B612 Foundation for Sentinel Spacecraft “NASA spokesmen Dwayne Brown and Dave Steitz confirmed via email that NASA terminated the agreement with B612. Steitz explained that B612 had not met an important milestone in the SAA — starting Sentinel’s development — and NASA therefore terminated the agreement because “due to limited resources, NASA can no longer afford to reserve funds” to support the project. “NASA […]

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  • September 30, 2015
Asteroid Threat Press Conference Today

B612 Foundation Earth Day Impact Video, Press Conference and Webcast “The B612 Foundation will hold a press conference today which will be webcast from the Seattle Museum of Flight today. The press conference will feature the following new video of data from a nuclear-test-ban-treaty organization showing multiple atomic-bomb-scale asteroid impacts on Earth since 2001. You can watch the press conference below starting at 2:30 p.m. EDT.”

  • NASA Watch
  • April 22, 2014
Asteroid Un-conference Hosted by B612 Foundation Today

From B612 Foundation: “Since the government got shut down and NASA canceled the remainder of the asteroid workshop in Houston today and tomorrow, B612 decided to just go ahead and sponsor the meeting ourselves so the participants can still meet. Here is what we sent to the participants this morning: Dear Asteroid Initiative Ideas Synthesis Workshop Attendees: To keep the asteroid initiative conversation moving forward, B612 is hosting an Asteroid […]

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  • October 1, 2013
Taking Asteroid Threats Seriously

The Save-the-World Foundation, Science (Subscription required for full access) “In the new economy of commercial ventures into Earth’s orbit, the B612 Foundation is aiming for much farther–into deep space–propelled by nothing but philanthropic dollars. Although the team’s mission design has sparked some dissent and the fundraising goal is steep, all agree that Sentinel’s dynamic cartography of the swarm of objects in Earth’s milieu would transform planetary science. Says physicist Mark […]

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  • August 27, 2013
Asteroid Mission Update

B612 Foundation Live Facebook Chat “What are the odds of a devastating asteroid impacting the Earth? How will the privately-funded Sentinel Mission work to map Near Earth Asteroids in the inner solar system? Chief Executive Officer and Co-founder Dr. Ed Lu and Mission Director Dr. Harold Reitsema will be available to answer your questions about the Sentinel Mission and all things asteroid related. Join us!” Wednesday, January 9, 2013 from […]

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  • January 8, 2013
B612 Foundation Moves Ahead With NEO Mission

B612 Foundation Forms Independent Sentinel Special Review Team (with full Space Act Agreement text) “The SSRT will provide technical advice and assistance during the development and operations of the Sentinel Space Telescope mission. Members include scientists and aerospace experts independently selected by the B612 Sentinel leadership, and members assigned by NASA, which is providing technical support through a Space Act Agreement.”

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  • October 11, 2012
B612 Raises Capital For First Privately Funded Deep Space Mission

B612 Foundation Receives New Funding and Strategic Support From Prominent Leaders in Business, Entertainment, Science and Technology “The world’s first privately funded deep space mission – SENTINEL – received major support this week from prominent members of the business and financial community who joined the B612 Foundation’s Founding Circle. In June, the B612 Foundation unveiled its plans to build, launch, and operate the first privately funded deep space mission, a […]

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  • September 19, 2012
B612 Foundation Announces SENTINEL Mission

B612 Foundation Announces First Privately Funded Deep Space Mission “In a press conference at the California Academy of Sciences Thursday morning, the B612 Foundation unveiled its plans to build, launch, and operate the first privately funded deep space mission – SENTINEL – a space telescope to be placed in orbit around the Sun, ranging up to 170 million miles from Earth, for a mission of discovery and mapping.”

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  • June 28, 2012
Private Asteroid Telescope To Be Launched

B612 Foundation to Announce First Privately Funded Deep Space Mission “Announcement: On June 28, 2012, the B612 Foundation will announce its plans to build, operate and launch the world’s first privately funded deep space mission-a space telescope to be placed in orbit around the Sun. We will create the first comprehensive dynamic map of our inner solar system showing the current and future locations and trajectories of Earth-crossing asteroids, paving […]

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  • June 19, 2012