Initially denominated AIM-Lite or AIM-D2 (Asteroid Impact Mission – Deflection Demonstration), now the proposal has been baptized like Hera (not to confuse with another European proposal of the same name to study Saturn). Hera has a mass of 640 kg and, if approved, would be launched in October 2023 or October 2024, although a possible takeoff in 2022 is not ruled out if the development is exceptionally fast.

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