The B612 Asteroid Sentinel Mission - Finding Asteroids before They Find Us
Ed Lu



The B612 Foundation is undertaking to build, fly, and operate the Sentinel Mission, an infrared space telescope to find threatening asteroids. Sentinel will find about 200000 Near Earth Asteroids in just its first year of operation, or about a factor of 20 more than all other telescopes have found over the past 30 years. Sentinel is unique among large interplanetary missions in that it is being managed and built under a commercial terms contract, and because it is being carried out by a nonprofit organization which is raising funds through philanthropic donations.