Objective: To serve as an early-warning system against earth-threatening meteors and other objects
- Find all celestial objects in the vicinity of the Solar System
- Track all such objects
- Predict the orbits of all known objects
- Tag as 'dangerous' any object coming within a certain 'safe' distance of the earth.
- Tag unusual objects for further study (after we define 'unusual')
I believe this project, or a variation, is already being implemented. See the following links for more information: