Status of curation and initial analysis for sample returned by Hayabusa

Junichiro Kawaguchi, Makoto Yoshikawa, Masanao Abe, Akio Fujimura, Toshifumi Mukai

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Abstract

'Hayabusa' re-entry capsule was safely carried into the clean room of Sagamihara Planetary Sample Curation Facility in JAXA. After executing CT scanning, removal of heat shield, and surface cleaning of sample container, the sample container was enclosed into the clean chamber. After opening the sample container and residual gas sampling in the clean chamber, optical observation, sample recovery, sample separation for initial analysis is carried out. This curation work is continued with some selected member of Hayabusa Asteroidal Sample Preliminary Examination Team (HASPET) for several months. We report the 'Hayabusa' capsule recovery operation and current status of curation work for 'Hayabusa' sample.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
Pages9246-9248
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Externally publishedYes
Event61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010 - Prague, Czech Republic
Duration: 2010 Sep 272010 Oct 1

Publication series

Name61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
Volume11

Other

Other61st International Astronautical Congress 2010, IAC 2010
Country/TerritoryCzech Republic
CityPrague
Period10/9/2710/10/1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Astronomy and Astrophysics

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