NEO Surveyor - NASA Satellite

NASAs Near-Earth Object Surveyor Mission, or NEO Surveyor, is a new infrared space telescope that will expand NASAs ability to find potentially hazardous asteroids and comets. It is being designed to discover 90 percent of asteroids 460 feet (140 meters) in size or larger within a decade of being launched.

Mission Information

Mission Details

NameNEO Surveyor
Launch DateJune 01, 2028
Mission TypeUnmanned
TypeSatellite
Launch SiteKennedy Space Center, United States

Satellite Details

ApplicationHunt asteroids and comets that may be potential hazards to Earth
Scientific InstrumentNearly 20-inch (50-centimeter) diameter telescope that operates in two heat-sensing infrared wavelengths

Space Organization Details

CountryUnited States
ContinentNorth America
OrganizationNASA