OREANDA-NEWS Americans and Europeans team up against asteroids, solar storms and space debris. 

NASA will launch the Dart asteroid trajectory changing program next year. If this is not done, then Earth may be significantly damaged in the future due to a possible collision with large asteroids. But, according to Europeans, the NASA initiative alone is not enough for success: Dart needs the help of another program - Hera. Both projects will also deal with space debris that interferes with the work of near-Earth satellites.

The harsh truth is that our life today is completely dependent on the near-Earth space - the UK government now classifies this space as one of the 13 most important sectors of the country's infrastructure. And it needs protection.