Japan Geoscience Union Meeting 2018

Presentation information

[EE] Oral

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

[P-PS03] Small Bodies in the Solar System: Current Understanding and Future Prospects

Thu. May 24, 2018 1:45 PM - 3:15 PM A02 (Tokyo Bay Makuhari Hall)

convener:Masateru Ishiguro(Department of Physics and Astronomy, Seoul National University), Taishi Nakamoto(Tokyo Institute of Technology), Masahiko Arakawa(神戸大学大学院理学研究科, 共同), Masanao Abe(Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency), Chairperson:Ishiguro Masateru(Seoul National University)

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

[PPS03-28] An Estimate of rotational prosperities of asteroid Ryugu using simulated image data

*Naoki Nishikawa1, Naoyuki Hirata1, Naru Hirata2, Tanaka Sayuri1, Sei-ichiro WATANABE3, Yoshiaki Ishihara4, Satoshi Tanaka4, Tomohiro Yamaguchi4, Akira MIURA4, Yukio Yamamoto4 (1.Kobe University, 2.ARC-Space, the University of Aizu, 3.Nagoya University, 4.ISAS/JAXA)

Keywords:Hayabusa2, Ryugu, Rotational Prosperities

The spin-axis orientation and rotation rate for asteroid Ryugu are essential for the Hayabusa2 mission plan such as landing site selection and scientific researches. Unfortunately, ground-based observations cannot constrain those accurate values because of insufficient light curve quality owing to Ryugu’s spherical shape. Therefore, we need to constrain them using images obtained by the optical navigation camera (ONC) onboard Hayabusa2. In the presentation, we will discuss a suitable way to obtain accurate spin-axis orientation and rotation immediately. Then, we utilized images of a vertical asteroid Ryugoid generated for a dry-run test of LSS sequence to simulate the real RYUGU, assumed that the rotational properties of Ryugoid were unknown, estimated rotational properties for Ryugoid, and evaluated its accuracy based on the comparison with the true value. Although Hayabusa2 plans to observe Ryugu in 4 sequences (approach phase, boxA, bocC, and middle altitude), we focused on the image date acquired in approach phase and boxA because we need to determine the rotational properties immediately. Then, we used software called StereoPhotoclinometry (SPC). SPC improves the spacecraft position, spacecraft pointing, and the surface topography of the asteroid, which enable us to solve the rotational properties.