... the Association is therefore an entity eminently oriented within the most general framework of scientific research and shall pursue the following purposes:The Spaceguard Foundation has been officially set-up on March 26, 1996, in Rome. It is presently hosted by the Istituto di Astrofisica Spaziale of italian National Research Council (CNR) in Rome, although this is probably only a temporary settlement; its E-mail address is
- to promote and co-ordinate activities for the discovery, pursuit (follow-up) and orbital calculation of the NEO at an international level;
- to promote study activities - at theoretical, observational and experimental levels - of the physical-mineralogical characteristics of the minor bodies of the solar system, with particular attention to the NEO;
- to promote and co-ordinate a ground network (the Spaceguard System), backed up by possible satellite network, for the discovery observations and for astrometric and physical follow-up.
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