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Planetary Defense Conference Exercise - 2023

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) 2023 Planetary Defense Conference in Vienna, Austria, April 3–April 7, 2023. This is only an exercise.

The 2023 PDC Hypothetical Asteroid Impact Scenario, Epoch 1: April 3, 2023

Note: Although this scenario is realistic in many ways, it is completely fictional and does NOT describe an actual potential asteroid impact.

Scenario Briefings at Epoch 1:

Introduction to the 2023 PDC impact scenario:

Scenario Summary at Epoch 1 (April 3, 2023, First Day of the 2023 Planetary Defense Conference):

A Google Earth kml file for these impact points is available here.