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On February 25, the Canadian Space Agency will launch their NEOSSat (Near-Earth Object Surveillance Satellite). This will be the world’s first space telescope dedicated to detecting and tracking asteroids and satellites.
As recent events have highlighted, it is imperative that we develop the capability to detect and track near earth objects. Even small asteroids can pose a significant threat to Earth, and with current technologies it is unlikely that we will be able to detect such an object in time to do anything about it.