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Paper: The Next Giant Leap: Human Exploration and Utilization of Near-Earth Objects
Volume: 272, The Future of Solar System Exploration, 2003-2013: Community Contributions to the NRC Solar System Exploration Decadal Survey
Page: 141
Authors: Jones, T.D.; Davis, D.R.; Durda, D.D.; Farquhar, R.; Gefert, L.; Hack, K.; Hartmann, W.K.; Jedicke, R.; Lewis, J.S.; Love, S.; Sykes, M.V.; Vilas, F.
Abstract: Small Near-Earth Objects offer an opportunity for short- duration, low-Δv missions as the next logical step in human space activities beyond Earth orbit. Population characterization by groundbased observations using facilities including a Large Synoptic Survey Telescope is a critical precursor activity.
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