NEOCam • Missions & Center • Proposed
The Near-Earth Object Camera (NEOCam) is a new mission proposal designed to discover and characterize most of the potentially hazardous asteroids that are near the Earth. NEOCam consists of an infrared telescope and a wide-field camera operating at thermal infrared wavelengths.
In September 2015, NASA announced that NEOCam is one of five mission proposals selected for further study. NASA selected these five science investigations for refinement during the next year as a first step in choosing one or two missions for flight opportunities as early as 2020. The submitted proposals would study Venus, near-Earth objects and a variety of asteroids.
IPAC will serve as the home for NEOCam's science data processing system.