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Planetary Defense Conference Exercise - 2017

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.

The 2017 PDC Hypothetical Asteroid Impact Scenario, Day 2: November 30, 2018


International Asteroid Warning Network Working Group
Impact Effects Working Group
Campaign Design Working Group
Space Mission Planning Advisory Group
Decision to Act Working Group
Communication Working Group
Disaster Planning & Management Working Group
Leaders Working Group


  • Background information on the scenario.
  • To study this scenario using the JPL HORIZONS system, click here.
  • Description of NASA/JPL NEO Deflection App.
  • Using the Deflection App for the PDC 2015 scenario.