9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
[PCG10-03] Curation works for the Hayabusa samples and development for Hayabusa2 sample curation facility
Keywords:Hayabusa2, Sample return mission, curation, Itokawa, Ryugu, Hayabusa
Simultaneously, the ASRG has developed a specification of curation facility for returned samples by Hayabusa2, which was launched in Dec 2014, under the supervision of the specification developing committee for Hayabusa2 sample curation facility . Hayabusa2 will reach C-type asteroid Ryugu in 2018, execute remote-sensing observation, impact crating experiment, and three-times sample collections in a year and half operation there, and return the collected samples to the Earth in Dec 2020. In the committee, we are discussing performances and functions of instruments and facilities in order to start their functional checks and rehearsals for returned sample acceptance in FY2018. We are now considering to equip a function to recover and preserve a certain amount of samples from the sample catcher in vacuum condition. We consider that we will start construction of facilities for Hayabusa2 as early as FY2016.
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