List of near-Earth object observation projects


List of near-Earth object observation projects is a list of projects that observe Near-Earth objects. Most are astronomical surveys intended to find undiscovered asteroids. They sometimes find comets.

Project Commissioned Decommissioned Description
Anglo-Australian Near-Earth Asteroid Survey 1990 1996
Asiago-DLR Asteroid Survey 2001 2002
Asteroid Terrestrial-impact Last Alert System (ATLAS) 2015
Beijing Schmidt CCD Asteroid Program 1996 2002 discovered more than 1000 minor planets[1]
Campo Imperatore Near-Earth Object Survey 2001
Catalina Sky Survey 1998
International Near-Earth Asteroid Survey
Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research (LINEAR) 1998
Lowell Observatory Near-Earth-Object Search 1993 2008
Near Earth Object Surveillance Satellite 2013 microsatellite observatory
Near-Earth Asteroid Tracking (NEAT) 1995 2007
Near-Earth Object Surveillance Mission 2025+
NEOSTEL 2020 planned ground-based fly-eye survey telescope
NEODyS Database of near earth asteroid orbits
NEOWISE 2009 infrared survey to identify and characterize the population of near-Earth objects
Orbit@home 2008 2013? NEO-related distributed computing project
OGS Telescope 1995
OCA–DLR Asteroid Survey 1996[2] 1999
Palomar–Leiden survey 1960 1977
Palomar Planet-Crossing Asteroid Survey 1973
Palomar Transient Factory[3] 2009 2012
Pan-STARRS 2008
Sentinel Space Telescope proposed space telescope
Sentry (monitoring system)
Siding Spring Survey 2004 2013
Space Situational Awareness Programme
Spacewatch 1984[4]
Ukrainian Optical Facilities for Near-Earth Space Surveillance Network
Vera C. Rubin Observatory 2021 planned ground-based survey telescope

See also


  1. ^ "Minor Planet Discoverers (by number)". Minor Planet Center. 12 January 2017. Retrieved 2 February 2017.
  2. ^ Hahn, Gerhard (6 February 2015). "O.D.A.S. Home Page". European Asteroid Research Node. Archived from the original on 7 September 2006. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  3. ^ Waszczak, Adam; Prince, Thomas A.; Laher, Russ; Masci, Frank; Bue, Brian; Rebbapragada, Umaa; Barlow, Tom; Jason Surace; Helou, George (2017). "Small Near-Earth Asteroids in the Palomar Transient Factory Survey: A Real-Time Streak-detection System". Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific. 129 (973): 034402. arXiv:1609.08018. doi:10.1088/1538-3873/129/973/034402. ISSN 1538-3873.
  4. ^ "Spacewatch Telescope Detects Its First Asteroids". ScienceDaily. Retrieved 2018-11-18.

External links

  • The Catalina Sky Survey: Exploration leads to discovery
  • overview graph of asteroid discovery since 1800
  • List of asteroid surveys