The Near Earth Asteroid Prospector program, (NEAP) is a commercial space exploration project of the SpaceDev corporation. The goal of the program will be to land on an asteroid. Instrumentation and mission goals include: a multi-band camera for navigation and asteroid imaging, a neutron spectrometer to search for water vapor, and an x-ray proton spectrometer to map the elemental abundance of the surface.

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Last modified: Mar 28, 1998