6:15 PM - 7:30 PM
[PCG30-P03] Results of the development for NIRS3: the Near Infrared Spectrometer on Hayabusa-2
Keywords:Hayabusa-2, asteroid, 1999JU3, NIRS3, near infrared, spectrometer
Results of flight-model tests implied that the dark current at the InAs sensor is much lower than that of the engineering model, which improves the signals-to-noise ratio (SNR). The projected on-board SNR was confirmed to be sufficient during the one-year observation period of Asteroid 1999JU3 assuming the surface temperature estimated from the heliocentric range and solar phase angle. The SNR exceeds 300 after 2.5 ms integration and 1024-stacking at the home position observations. It exceeds 60 after 1 ms integration and 64-stacking for the observations of artificial crater made by the Small Carry-on Impactor (SCI) on Hayabusa-2. The data obtained after the vibration tests and thermal-vacuum tests indicate that NIRS3 is sufficiently durable for the launching and on-orbit environments. The observed spectra for samples of serpentine, olivine, and CM-chondrites such as Murchison, Murray, and Jbilet Winselwan demonstrated that the derived reflectances are almost the same as those obtained by Fourier-transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy. These results show that NIRS3 has sufficient performance for scientific objectives. We will also report the first results on Hayabusa-2 after the launch.