In the following we list the major third parties with already established links to the SBNAF team. Several other groups expressed their interest in the SBNAF project or specific SBNAF deliverables. The established connections with these third parties are an important element for the success of the SBNAF project:

  • Prof. Dr. Paola Caselli, Max-Planck-Institut für extraterrestrische Physik (MPE), Garching, Germany, Director and Leader of the Center for Astrochemical Studies (CAS)
  • Prof. Dr. Takashi Onaka, P.I. of the Infrared Camera onboard Akari, The University of Tokyo; Akari is an infrared astronomy satellite developed by JAXA, in cooperation with institutes of Europe and Korea
  • Prof. Alan Harris, Scientific supervisory partner in NEOShield-2, on behalf of the NEOShield-2 consortium, DLR, Berlin; NEOShield-2 is an EU Horizon 2020 project
  • Dr. Ellen Howell, Research Scientist at the Arecibo Observatory, Puerto Rico; Arecibo observatory regularly provides radar delay-Dopper images of Near-Earth objects
  • Dr. Francisco Montenegro, Head of Sciops Group at APEX (ESO), Vitacura, Santiago, Chile; APEX is the Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment, located in Chile
  • Drs. J. Boissier, M. Krips, R. Neri (IRAM-NOEMA); Drs. C. Kramer, S. Leclerc, H. Ungerechts (IRAM-30m telescope), Institut de Radioastronomie Millimétrique, Domaine Universitaire de Grenoble, Saint Martin d’Heres, France
  • Dr. Erick Young, Director, SOFIA Science Mission Operations, SOFIA Science Center, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field CA, USA: SOFIA is the Stratospheric Observatory For Infrared Astronomy, a joint project of NASA and the German Aerospace Center (DLR)
  • Dr. Anthony Marston, Herschel Instrument and Calibration Scientist Team Lead and Chair of the Herschel Calibration Steering Group, Herschel Science Centre, ESAC, Villanueva de la Cañada, Spain; More than 200 h of Herschel observing time was spent on selected asteroids for calibration purposes
  • Dr. Makoto Yoshikawa, Hayabusa2 Mission Manager, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), Sagamihara, Kanagawa, Japan; Hayabusa2 is a sample return mission to the minor body Ryugu (1999 JU3), successfully launched in December 2014
  • Dr. Albert R. Conrad, Staff Scientist, Large Binocular Telescope Observatory (LBT), LUCI/AO and LINC-NIRVANA instrument teams, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA: SBNAF project and the connection to high-resolution AO imaging systems
  • Dr. John Stansberry, STScI Solar System Lead for JWST, JWST NIRCam Instrument Scientist, Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD, USA: SBNAF and the connection to JWST.
  • Dr. Andreas Nathues, DAWN team, Max-Planck-Institut für Sonnensystemforschung, Göttingen, Germany, DAWN team: DAWN visited recently the main-belt asteroid Vesta and is currently at the largest asteroid Ceres. DAWN information is crucial for validation and calibration aspects within the SBNAF project.
  • Dr. Pierre Cox, Director ALMA observatory, & Dr. Rüdiger Kneissl, Calibration contact point, Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, Llano de Chajnantor, Atacama desert, Chile: high-quality asteroid model solutions are very important for ALMA calibration.
  • Dr. Bruno Sicardy (leader of the French team), LESIA, Observatoire de Paris, CNRS UMR 8109, Université Pierre et Marie Curie, Université Paris- Diderot,5 place Jules Janssen, F-92195 Meudon Cedex, France.
  • Roberto Viera-MArtins (leader of the Brasilian occultation team), Observatório Nacional/MCTI, Rua General José Cristino 77, CEP 20921-400 Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil.