This project is solving the Asteroid Hunter challenge.
our project is based on a prototype-probe that we invented and that we are going to send on Apophis. if it is successful, it can be used on other asteroids too. the prototype will be launched by means of a space rocket Arion 5 directed towards the asteroid. Upon landing, the probe will clasp to the asteroid by means of a drill (suitable to drilling meteorites) and then five mechanic arms will open up to allow eventual movement of the probe. the probe will be equipped with solar panels and a radio transponder to send data about the asteroid's orbit. if the data communicates a future collision with the Earth the device could even be equipped with an atomic bomb in order to deflect or destroy the asteroid.We come from Galileo Galilei High School here in Rome, Italy. We are third year students.