AIDA International Workshop
October 15-17, 2014
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory
Building 200, E100, Laurel (MD), USA

The first International Asteroid Impact Deflection Assessment (AIDA) Workshop will be held 15-17 October 2014 in the Washington DC area. AIDA is a technology demonstration of the kinetic impactor concept. It is composed of the DART (Double Asteroid Redirection Test) and AIM (Asteroid Impact Mission) spacecrafts, each under consideration by NASA and ESA.The combination of both spacecrafts is referred to as AIDA.

We will discuss the science and planetary defense aspects of AIDA. As such presentations of these two concepts will be included, as well as a discussion of the Didymos binary system, the target of AIDA, and a more general discussion on binary systems, regolith characteristics and mechanics, internal structures of asteroids, impact observing strategies, additional science opportunities during an impact demonstration, and "next steps" for future deflection tests.

For any questions please contact Patrick Michel and Andy Rivkin at the following email addresses:
michelp at
andy.rivkin at

Information about AIDA can be found on the following web sites:

ESA AIDA website
AIDA Team website

AIDA concept