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LSST Asteroid Discovery Rates

  • Siegfried Eggl
  • Lynne Jones
  • Mario Jurić


Once operational, the is bound to become the dominant contributor of Solar System object observations and discoveries. Millions of asteroids are going to be observed on a regular basis leading to a yield of around two billion observations after ten years of operations. Internal and external services that ingest and process data on a regular basis, such as the Minor Planet , have a great interest in the predicted data directed their way. This provides updates on LSST observation and discovery rates as well as their uncertainties. Estimates on the number and distribution of observations that can not be linked to known or newly discovered objects and may, thus, trigger alerts are being provided here. Likely data rates for daily submissions of observations to the Minor Planet are discussed.