Our Mission

IAWN was established (2013) to create an international group of organizations involved in detecting, tracking, and characterizing NEOs. The IAWN is tasked with developing a strategy using well-defined communication plans and protocols to assist Governments in the analysis of asteroid impact consequences and in the planning of mitigation responses.

Currently, IAWN includes members from Europe, Asia, South and North America.

About IAWN


Annotated 2012 TC4 Recovery Image

Astrometric Follow-up Program Summary Report for Spring 2018

A key component of IAWN is the network comprised of observers, both professional and amateur, who perform critical follow-up observations of interesting new targets.

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Rare Atira-Class of NEOs

2018 JB3 Orbit Diagram from JPL SSD

2018 JB3 - The New Discovery of a Rare Atira-Class of NEO

(May 2018) On May 13, Richard Kowalski of the Catalina Sky Survey reported the discovery of a bright minor planet at the relatively small solar elongation of ~55 degrees. Astrometric follow-up from Tautenburg (033), Spacewatch II (291), Slooh Observatory, Canary Islands (G40), Great Shefford (J95), JAXA Space Tracking and Communications Center (P93); as well as prediscovery images from Palomar Mountain/ZTF (I41) allowed...

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Close Approach Update

Asteriod designation: 2018 KW1
Discovery station: Mt. Lemmon Survey
Close approach date (UTC): 2018 05 23.50
Close approach distance (× lunar distance): 0.39
Discovery announcement
Latest orbit & observations

Close Aproach List