NEOShield is an international planetary defense initiative to study ways to detect and defend against the threat to humanity of impacts from near-Earth objects. Project participants are drawn from a number of European countries as well as Russia and the United States.
The participants are Astrium (France, Germany, and United Kingdom), Deimos Space (Spain), the Queen's University of Belfast (United Kingdom), the Paris Observatory (France), the French National Centre for Scientific Research (France), the Open University (United Kingdom), TsNIIMash (Russia), the SETI Institute (United States), the University of Surrey (United Kingdom), and the Fraunhofer Institute for High-Speed Dynamics (Ernst-Mach-Institut, Germany). The project coordinator is the German space agency DLR.
 See also
- Jonathan Amos (2011-01-22). "NEOShield to assess Earth defence". BBC News.
- Sarah Korones (2011-01-22). "Scientists assess likelihood of Earth-impacting comets".
- "A Global Approach to Near-Earth Object Impact Threat Mitigation". CORDIS.
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