Landing on the asteroid in case of protecting the Earth from dangerous celestial bodies, the study of understanding the origin of the Solar system and mining. The emergence of new space technologies commented the Director of the Institute of astronomy Dmitry Bisikalo.

“Asteroid-comet hazard – it is a real threat which need to be addressed and to be able to resist. And all of the technology of the deviations of the orbits or the destruction of asteroids associated with landing on them. Plus, having studied more of the substance of these heavenly bodies, we will understand more precisely the origin of the Solar system,” – quoted expert RIA Novosti.

we will Remind, about the beginning of work on ways of landing a spacecraft on an asteroid said the General Director of “Rosatom”. According to Dmitry Rogozin, the new technology can be established before the end of the next decade.