Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2015

Presentation information

International Session (Oral)

Symbol P (Space and Planetary Sciences) » P-PS Planetary Sciences

[P-PS04] International Collaboration in Planetary and Space Sciences: Small Projects, Big Missions, Everything

Wed. May 27, 2015 4:15 PM - 6:00 PM A03 (APA HOTEL&RESORT TOKYO BAY MAKUHARI)

Convener:*Sho Sasaki(Department of Earth and Space Sciences, School of Science, Osaka University), Akimasa Yoshikawa(Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, Kyushu University), Steven Vance(Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech), Kunio Sayanagi(Hampton University), Yasuhito Sekine(Department of Complexity Science and Enginerring, Graduate School of Frontier Science, University of Tokyo), Shogo Tachibana(Department of Natural History Scieces, Hokkaido University), Chair:Steven Vance(Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech), Yasuhito Sekine(Department of Earth and Planetary Science, University of Tokyo)

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM

[PPS04-12] Personal involvement in the international astronomical projects

*Shinsuke ABE1 (1.Department of Aerospace Engineering, Nihon University)

Keywords:Asteroids, Comets, Meteors, International projets

International collaboration is the key to lead the large-scale mission to the success. The large-scale project or big-science projects require coordinating multi-country teams and the budget. There are several ways to be involved in such a big project even an individual researcher can join. Here I will present my experiences, individual participation, such as (1) NASA Leonid MAC (Multi-Instrument Aircraft Campaign) which brought ~50 researchers from nine countries together in two aircraft to observe the Leonid meteor storms, (2) Pan-STARRS1 sky survey telescopic project on Mount Haleakala in Hawaii operated by the consortium which was made up of astronomers from 10 institutions from four countries (Japan was not included), (3) Asteroid sample return mission Hayabusa and so on.