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2017 PDC Hypothetical Asteroid Impact Scenario Orbit

This webpage does not describe a real potential asteroid impact. The information on this page is fictional and provided only to support an emergency response exercise conducted during the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) 2017 Planetary Defense Conference in Tokyo, Japan, May 15-19, 2017. This is only an exercise.
× Note: Chrome no longer supports Java applets, so you'll need to use a browser such as Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari to run the orbit applet. Also, make sure you have Java installed and enabled on your web browser to view the applet. This applet is provided as a 3D orbit visualization tool.
Orbit Viewer

This is for the hypothetical impact scenario that will be presented at the 2017 Planetary Defense Conference. The hypothetical asteroid is discovered on March 6, 2017 and will impact Earth on July 21, 2027.

Custom Orbit Viewer applet provided by Ron Baalke (JPL).

Referenced from this PDC 2017 page.