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Causes: Astronomy, Technology

Mission: B612's mission is to protect earth from asteroid impacts. Through studies and analyses, b612 works toward selecting and deploying technologies most likely to succeed in detecting and deflecting asteroids. B612 also delivers information and education advocacy programs to the general public, the scientific community and world governments about planetary defense on the best technological solutions to protect against asteroid impacts.

Programs: We completed a series of technical studies and prototype hardware demonstrations for sentinel mission. In 2014, we also formed the soda working group that constructed a software model to guide observatory operations relating to asteroids. The b612 team published articles in various magazines and wrote a scientific position paper on sentinel mission. The team also presented at scientific conferences and spoke at corporations, museums and other forums, including ted 2014/canada and the planetary defense conference/italy. Finally, b612 was a primary founder of asteroid day, a global awareness campaign held on the anniversary of the largest asteroid impact on earth in recent history. The b612 team has become widely acknowledged as the leading experts on asteroid discovery and planetary defense.

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