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LINEAR

(Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research)
(survey of near-Earth objects)

LINEAR (for Lincoln Near-Earth Asteroid Research) is an astronomical survey for near-Earth asteroids, begun in the late 1990s by the US Air Force and Lincoln Laboratory. It has discovered over 200,000 SSSBs and some comets.

Beginning in 2014, LINEAR used the 3.5-meter purpose-built Space Surveillance Telescope (SST) which aimed at tracking man-made space objects, but continued the search for near-Earth objects.


(survey,near-Earth objects,all sky)
Further reading:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Near-Earth_Asteroid_Research
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Space_Surveillance_Telescope
https://www.ll.mit.edu/impact/watch-potentially-hazardous-asteroids
https://ieeexplore.ieee.org/document/8396388
https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2016-10-18
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LINEARLINEAR 10 

Referenced by pages:
near-Earth object (NEO)

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