Whitepaper #468 submitted to the Planetary Science and Astrobiology Decadal Survey 2023-2032. Topics: planetary defense; primitive bodies; theory, computation, and modeling
Proper risk evaluation is vital to ensure decision makers can effectively act to mitigate a NEO threat. This requires many different models, which currently do not have standardized connections. A national effort to validate models for planetary defense, and to develop a modeling database and pipeline is necessary for planetary defense.