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International Symposium Marco Polo and other Small Body Sample Return Missions

International Symposium Marco Polo and other Small Body Sample Return Missions

Programme and Presentations

18-20 May 2009

Amphi Buffon, Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7,
15 rue Hélène Brion, Paris13

[Programme last updated: Wednesday 22 April 2009]


Monday May 18

Registration
09:00-10:00 Registration & Welcome coffee
Chairperson: A. Barucci
Time Name, affiliation
Title
10:00-10:10 A. Barucci (LESIA, Paris Obs., France)
Introduction
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10:10-10:30 M. Coradini (ESA HQ, France)
Marco Polo in the Cosmic Vision Program
10:30-10:50 J. Kawaguchi (JAXA, Japan)
Activities for next sample return missions at JAXA
10:50-11:00 F. Rocard (CNES, France)
CNES support at Marco Polo
11:00:11:20 B. Marty (CRPG/CNRS, France)
Analysis of samples by space missions: Apollo, Genesis, Stardust and MP
PDF
11:20-11:40 I. Franchi (Open Univ., UK)
Laboratory Analyses of the Marco Polo samples
PDF
11:40-11:55 R. Saladino (Univ. of Tuscia, Italy) & J. Brucato (INAF, Firenze, Italy)
The role of non terrestrial material on the prebiotic synthesis of biomolecules
PDF
12:55-12:10 T. Owen (IFA, Hawaii, USA)
Possible delivery of water and organics by asteroids to primitive Earth
PDF
12:10-12:25 P. Michel (OCA, Univ. Nice, CNRS, France)
Scientific rational of Marco Polo
PDF
12:25-14:00 Lunch
Chairperson: M. Yoshikawa
14:00-14:15 J. Kawaguchi (JAXA, Japan)
Scenario to 1999 JU3 and others
14:15-14:30 J.R. Brucato (INAF, Firenze, Italy) & I. Franchi (Open Univ., UK)
European Curation Strategy
PDF
14:30-14:45 H. Yano (JAXA, Japan)
Sampling Systems for Hayabusa and follow-on missions: Scientific Rational, Technological Challenges and Operational Considerations
PDF
14:45-15:00 J. Lees (John Hopkins Univ. APL, USA)
Small Body Sampling Techniques being Developed at JHU/APL
PDF
15:00-15:15 D. N. Hazan (GALILEO AVIONICA, Italy)
Sampling related issues for asteroid missions
PDF
15:15-15:30 D. Koschny (ESA/ESTEC) & Marco Polo Science Team
Scientific requirements
PDF
15:30-15:45 D. Agnolon (ESA/ESTEC)
Marco Polo - The European mission contribution
PDF
15:45-16:05 Coffee break
Chairperson: P. Michel
16:05-16:20 D. Lauretta (Arizona Univ., USA)
OSIRIS REx in New Frontiers
PDF
16:20-16:35 A. Cheng (Johnns Hopkins APL, USA)
GALAHAD Asteroid Sample Return Mission
PDF
16:35-16:50 M.C. De Sanctis (INAF/IASFC, Italy)
DAWN mission to Vesta and Ceres
PDF
16:50-17:00 R. Landis (NASA, USA)
Between The Moon and Mars: The NEO Option
PDF
17:00-17:10 A. Nathues (MPI/SSR, Germany)
Results of the Near-Earth-Asteroid Mission Concept Study ASTEX
PDF
17:10-17:20 E. Perozzi (Telespazio, Italy)
NEO-related perspectives of the ESA Space Situational Awareness (SSA) program
PDF
17:20-17:30 R. Srama (MPI Kernphysik, Germany)
Preparation for a Dust Sample Return Mission
PDF
19:00 Cocktail at Paris Observatory (Salle Cassini)
77, Avenue Denfert Rochereau
Paris 14eme (metro: Denfert-Rochereau)


Tuesday May 19

Chairperson: H. Yano
Time Name, affiliation
Title
09:00-09:20 M. Gounelle (Museum Paris, France)
Sampling the comet-asteroid continuum
PDF
09:20-09:30 G. Briani (Università di Firenze, Italy & Muséum Paris, France)
A primordial xenolith with unaltered organic matter in the chondrite Isheyevo: memory from the solar nebula.
PDF
09:30-09:40 F. Brenker (Geoscience Inst., Univ. Frankfurt, Germany)
How to deal with small precious samples. Non-destructive investigation and large area thin film preparation technique (ArIS)
PDF
09:40-09:50 R. Binzel (MIT, USA)
Taxonomy of Marco Polo Mission Targets
09:50-10:00 H. Campins (Univ. of Central Florida, USA)
Spitzer Observations of Potential Marco Polo Target 1999 JU3
PDF
10:00-10:10 Thomas G. Mueller (Max-Planck-Institut fuer extraterrestrische Physik, Germany)
Thermo-physical properties of 162173 (1999 JU3) and 4015 Wilson-Harrington based on the experience from 25143 Itokawa
PDF
10:10-10:20 J. Oberst (DLR/German Aerospace Center, Germany)
The Laser Altimeter for Marco Polo -- Science Applications and Strategies for Asteroid Shape Modeling
10:20-10:30 Karri Muinonen (Observatory, University of Helsinki, Finland)
Single-scattering, porosity, and surface-roughness properties of planetary regoliths from space- based imaging data
PDF
10:30-10:40 K. Kitazato (CAIST/ARC-Space, Univ. of Aizu, Japan), N. Hirata, Y. Ogawa, C. Honda, N. Asada, J. Terazono, and H. Demura
Geology and geomorphology of asteroids- optical instruments and analysis tools
PDF
10:40-11:00 Coffee break
Chairperson: S. Green
11:00-11:20 M. Yoshikawa (JAXA, Japan)
Science return from Hayabusa
PDF
11:20-11:30 P. Tanga (OCA, France)
The science impact of Gaia asteroid observations at the time Marco Polo will Fly
11:30-11:40 G. Strazzulla (INAF-Osservatorio Astrofisico di Catania, Italy)
Space weathering of asteroidal surfaces
PDF
11:40-11:50 A. C. Levasseur-Regourd (Univ. Paris 6, France)
Observations and laboratory measurements, as tools to reveal primitive asteroids and dormant comets among NEA
PDF
11:50-12:00 T. Michikami (JAXA/Fukushima National College of Technology, Japan)
The axial ratios of boulders on asteroid Itokawa: Comparison with fragments from impact experiments.
PDF
12:00-12:10 D. C. Richardson (University of Maryland, USA)
Rotational breakup as the origin of small binary asteroids
PDF
12:10-12:20 C. Okamoto (JAXA, Japan)
Experimental study on the collisional disruption of core-mantle targets: implications for the impact fragmentation of rocky planetesimals
PDF
12:20-12:30 A. Campo Bagatin (Universidad de Alicante, Spain)
New motivations to inspect the internal structure of NEAs.
PDF
12:30-12:40 J. M. Trigo-Rodriguez (CSIC-IEEC Bellaterra, Spain)
Deciphering the internal structure of primitive asteroids and comets: new evidence from meteoroids and NEOs follow-ups.
PDF
12:40-14:00 Lunch
Chairperson: D. Agnolon
14:00-14:20 F. Terui, N. Ogawa, O. Mori (JAXA, Japan)
Guidance, Navigation and Control issues for Hayabusa follow-on missions
PDF
14:20-14:35 J. Romstedt (ESA/ESTEC)
The model payload suite of the Marco Polo mission study
PDF
14:35-14:50 M. Paetzold, S. Tellmann, T. Andert (Cologne & Bundeswehr Munich Univ., Germany)
Determination of the mass, gravity field and orbit of the Marco Polo target Asteroid
PDF
14:50-15:10 Y. Takagi (Aichi Toho University, Japan)
Science Instruments on Hayabusa follow-on missions
PDF
15:10-15:20 H. Boehnhardt (MPI, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany)
Camera system for Marco Polo
PDF
15:20-15:30 N. Ogawa, H. Demura, N. Hirata, H. Yano and M. Yoshikawa (JAXA, Japan)
Sampling Site Close-Up Camera for Small Body Sample Return Mission
PDF
15:30-15:40 J.-L. Josset (Space Exploration Institute, Switzerland)
New generation imaging system for Marco-Polo Mission
15:40-15:50 L. Colangeli (INAF, Napoli, Italy)
A High Resolution Imaging Camera concept for the Marco Polo mission
PDF
15:50-16:00 A. Milillo & C. Plainaki (INAF/IFSI, Italy)
Space weathering on near-Earth objects investigated by neutral-particle detection
PDF
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
Chairperson: J. Romstedt
16:30-16:40 N. Bowles (University of Oxford, UK)
The Asteroid Thermal Mapping Spectrometer (ATMS), a compact, imaging Fourier Transform spectrometer for the Marco Polo sample return mission.
PDF
16:40-16:50 O. Groussin (LAM, France)
THERMAP: a thermal mapper for the Marco Polo mission
PDF
16:50-17:00 J.-M. Reess (LESIA / Observatoire de Paris, France)
MAPIS, the Marco Polo VIS/IR imaging spectrometer: study status
PDF
17:00-17:10 T. Okada (JAXA, Japan)
Remote and surface X-ray experiments of small bodies
PDF
17:10-17:20 F. Leblanc (LATMoS/IPSL, France)
Hot Neutral Analyzer, a contribution to Marco Polo scientific payload
PDF
17:20-17:30 J. Licandro (Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias, Spain)
Characterization of the ULIS (UL04171) uncooled microbolometer and its possible use as a detector of a mid-ir instrument for Marco Polo
PDF
17:30-18:30 Discussion (all)


Wednesday May 20

Chairperson: D. Moura
Time Name, affiliation
Title
09:00-09:20 H. Yano (JSPEC/JAXA, Japan)
Microgravity Geology: Laboratory Simulation and In-situ Measurements
PDF
09:20-09:30 S. Ulamec (DLR, Germany)
Science benefits for Marco Polo with surface station
PDF
09:30-09:45 J.-P. Bibring (IAS, France)
The science rationale for an in-depth in situ science (MASCOT)
PDF
09:45-10:00 L. Richter (DLR Institute of Space Systems, Bremen, Germany)
MASCOT -- Progress Report on the on-going Study of a Dedicated In-Situ Science Lander for the Marco Polo Mission
PDF
10:00-10:10 A. Jambon (Université Pierre et Marie Curie Paris 6, France)
PASS: An Instrument for in situ Permittivity and Susceptibility Sounding of a regolith.
PDF
10:10-10:20 J. Bellerose (JSPEC, Japan)
Landing Analysis during Proximity Operations at Near Earth Asteroids: Applications to Post Hayabusa Missions
PDF
10:20-10:40 Coffee break
Chairperson: D. Koschny
10:40-10:50 H. Cottin (LISA, France)
ILMA, a high resolution mass spectrometer for in situ analysis of mineral and organic composition of NEOs
10:50-11:00 R. Thissen (Laboratoire de Planétologie de Grenoble, France)
Orbitrap, a new mass analyzer at ultra high resolution, to be incorporated into the ILMA mass spectrometer, on the Mascot Lander.
PDF
11:00-11:10 R. Schräpler (Institut für Geophysik und extraterrestrische Physik, Germany)
X-ray tomography of corer samples; experimental sampling studies under reduced gravity conditions.
11:10-11:20 E. Palomba (IFSI-INAF, Rome, Italy)
VISTA: a Volatile miniaturised thermogravimeter for Marco Polo
PDF
11:20-11:30 G. Klingelhöfer (Joh.-Gutenberg Univ. Mainz, Inst. Inorganic and Analytical Chemistry, Germany)
APXS and Mössbauer Spectrometer for In-Situ Chemical and mineralogical Analysis of the Surface Rocks and Soil
11:30-11:50 S. Green (Open Univ., UK)
Summary of the meeting
PDF
11:50-12:30 Discussion (all)
12:30 End of the meeting
14:00-18:00 ESA/JAXA Science team meeting
(salle Danjon/Obs. De Paris)


Poster session

1. C.A. Thomas (MIT, USA), DeMeo, F. E., Binzel R. P., Bus, S. J., Rivkin, A., Tokunaga, A., Birlan, M., Vernazza, P.
Spectral Gallery of Low Delta-V Mission Targets
2. D. Parker (STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab, UK)
Asteriod Charge Experiment
3. P. Vernazza (ESTEC/Paris Obs.)
Taxonomy of low-delta-V NEOs
4. J. Snetkova (Samara State University, Russia)
Calculation of mass losses and lifetime for some short-period comets
PDF
5. N. Brosch (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
Ground-based characterization of asteroids from the Wilse Observatory
6. I. Belskaya (Institute of Astronomy of Kharkiv National University, Ukraine)
Physical properties of asteroid regolith from polarimetric observations
7. R. Brunetto (Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Orsay Cedex, France)
Raman spectra of extraterrestrial carbons and laboratory analogues: link to the early solar irradiation
8. M. Delbo (UNS, CNRS, OCA, France)
Surface and subsurface temperatures of Marco Polo's target asteroids
PDF
9. M. Fulchignoni (Univ. Denis Diderot - Paris 7)
The lessons learned in choosing the target asteroids of the flown and in flight missions
PDF
10. B.E. Clark (Ithaca College, USA)
Ground-based spectroscopy of low-albedo asteroids and meteorites
11. M. Abe (JAXA)
Physical property of 162173 1999 JU3 estimated by ground-based observations
PDF

Participants

Name Affiliation Country
AGNOLON David ESA ESTEC NETHERLANDS
ALVAREZ-CANDAL Alvaro LESIA Observatoire de Paris FRANCE
AMATA Gino Bruno Thales Alenia Space ITALY
ANDERT Tom Univ der Bundeswehr Munich GERMANY
APLIN Karen Inst Rutherford Appleton Lab UK
BARUCCI Antonella LESIA Observatoire de Paris FRANCE
BELLERMANN Jörn Astrium Space Transportation FRANCE
BELLEROSE Julie JAXA/JSPEC JAPAN
BELSKAYA Irina Kharkiv National University UKRAINE
BERNARDI Pernelle LESIA, Paris Observatory FRANCE
BIANCHINI Gianandrea CISAS Padova ITALY
BIBRING Jean-Pierre IAS FRANCE
BIELS Jens DLR GERMANY
BINZEL P. Richard MIT USA
BIRLAN Mirel IMCCE/Observatoire de Paris FRANCE
BLANCO Armando Università del Salento ITALY
BLUM Jürgen Techne Univ Braunschweig GERMANY
BOCKELEE Dominique LESIA, Paris Obs. FRANCE
BONNEFOND Francine Astrium Space Transportation FRANCE
BORG Janet IAS Orsay FRANCE
BOUILLY Jean-Marc EADS Astrium Space Transp FRANCE
BOUSQUET Pierre CNES FRANCE
BOWLES Neil University of Oxford UK
BRENKER Frank E. Geoscience Inst., Univ. Frankfurt GERMANY
BRIANI Giacomo Univ Firenze Astro e Sci. Spazio ITALY
BRIOIS Christelle LPC2E FRANCE
BROSCH Noah Wise Obs., Tel Aviv Univ. ISRAEL
BRUCATO John Robert INAF Firenze ITALY
BRUNETO Rosario IAS/CNRS Orsay FRANCE
CALCUTT Simon Oxford University UK
CAMPINS Humberto U. Central Florida USA
CAMPO BAGATIN Adriano Univ. De Alicante SPAIN
CARRASCO Nathalie LATMOS, IPSL FRANCE
CELLINO Alberto INAF/Obs Astro Torino ITALY
CERRONI Priscilla INAF IASF Rome ITALY
CHARNOZ Sebastien Sap/CEA FRANCE
CHENG Andrew Johns Hopkins App Phys Lab USA
CLARK Beth Ellen Ithaca College/Obs Paris USA
COLANGELI Luigi INAF Napoli ITALY
CORADINI Marcello ESA HQ FRANCE
COTTIN Hervé LISA Univ Paris 12 FRANCE
CROVISIER Jacques LESIA Observatoire de Paris FRANCE
DA DEPPO Vania CNR-INFM ITALY
DE BERGH Catherine LESIA Observatoire de Paris FRANCE
DECLERCQ Henri Thales Alenia Space FRANCE
DELBO Marco OCA, Univ Nice SA FRANCE
DELLA TORRE Alberto Carlo Gavazzi Space ITALY
DELSANTI Audrey Observatoire de Paris FRANCE
DEMEO Francesca LESIA Observatoire de Paris FRANCE
DE SANCTIS Maria Cristina INAF/IASFC Roma ITALY
DE SIO Antonio Astro & Space Science, Firenze ITALY
DESPOIS Didier Observatoire de Bordeaux FRANCE
D'HENDECOURT Louis IAS FRANCE
DI MARTINO Mario INAF - Oss. Astr di Torino ITALY
DORESSOUNDIRAM Alain Observatoire de Paris FRANCE
DOTTO Elisabetta INAF Roma ITALY
DRAKE Michael J. LPL Univ of Arizona USA
DUDDY Sam Queen's Univ Belfast UK
DUFFARD Rene Inst de Astrofisica de Andalucia SPAIN
ENGRAND Cécile CSNSM Orsay FRANCE
ERARD Stéphane LESIA Observatoire de Paris FRANCE
FERESIN Frédéric Thales Alenia Space Cannes FRANCE
FILACCHIONE Gianrico INAF/IASF Roma ITALY
FONTDECABA BAIG Jordi Thales Alenia Space ITALY
FORNASIER Sonia Univ. Paris 7/LESIA-Obs.Paris FRANCE
FRANCHI Ian Open Univ. UK
FRINGS Wolfgang DLR GERMANY
FULCHIGNONI Marcello LESIA Observatoire de Paris FRANCE
FUYUTO Terui JAXA Naoko Ogawa JAPAN
GAMBICORTI Lisa CNR Firenze ITALY
GASNAULT Olivier CESR /CNRS Toulouse FRANCE
GAZEAU Marie Claire Lab Syst. Atmos Univ Paris 12 FRANCE
GIORGIO Vincenzo Thales Alenia Space ITALY
GOUNELLE Matthieu Museum National d'Histoire Nat FRANCE
GREEN Simon The Open University UK
GRITZNER Christian DLR GERMANY
GROUSSIN Olivier LAS Marseille FRANCE
HADAMCIK Edith LATMOS, Verrieres FRANCE
HARRIS Alan W. Space Science Onstitue USA
HAZAN Davide Nissim Galileo Avionica S.p.A. ITALY
HELLO Yann LESIA FRANCE
HESTROFFER Daniel IMCCE/Paris Observatory FRANCE
HEWINS Roger H. Rutgers University USA
IRSHAD Ranah Oxford University UK
JAMBON Albert Université Paris 6 FRANCE
JENTSCH Christian Astrium GmbH Satellites GERMANY
JOHANN Ulrich Astrium GmbH GERMANY
JOSSET Jean Luc Space Exploration Institute CH
JOSSET Marie Space Exploration Institute CH
KATZKOWSKI Markus OHB – System GERMANY
KAWAGUCHI Junichiro JAXA JAPAN
KEHEYAN Yeghis ISMN, Università di Roma ITALY
KITAZATO Kohei CAIST/ARC-Space JAPAN
KLINGELHOFER Gostar Joh.Gutenberg Univ. Mainz GERMANY
KOSCHNY Detlef ESTEC/ESA NETHERLANDS
LANDIS Rob R. NASA-Ames Research Center USA
LANGEVIN Yves IAS-Orsay FRANCE
LAURETTA Dante University of Arizona USA
LAZZARIN Monica Padova University ITALY
LEBLANC François CNRS/IPSL FRANCE
LEES W. Jeffrey John Hopkins Univ. APL USA
LEVASSEUR-REGOURD A.C. Paris VI Univ. FRANCE
LICANDRO Javier Instituto de Astrofia de Canarias SPAIN
MAGNANI Piergiovanni Selex Galileo ITALY
MARTY Bernard CRPG/CNRS FRANCE
MICHEL Patrick OCA, Univ Nice SA FRANCE
MICHIKAMI Tatsuhiro JAXA/FNCT JAPAN
MILILLO Anna INAF-IFSI Roma ITALY
MORENO Jose Juan Lopez Ins. Astrof de Andalucia CSIC SPAIN
MOURA Denis CNES/ASI ITALY
MUELLER Thomas G. MPI / MPG GERMANY
MUINONEN Karri Observatory, Univ. of Helsinki FINLAND
MURDOC Naomi Obs. Côte d'Azur/The Open Univ FRANCE
NATHUES Andreas MPI SSR GERMANY
NGUYEN-TUONG Napoleon LESIA FRANCE
OBERST Juergen DLR/Aerospace Center GERMANY
OGAWA Naoko Japan Aerospace Expl. Agency JAPAN
OKADA Tatsuaki JAXA JAPAN
OKAMOTO Chisato Nagoya University JAPAN
OLIVIER Angelo ASI ITALY
OWEN Tobias IFA USA
PACE Emanuele Univ Firenze Astro e Sci. Spazio ITALY
PAETZOLD Martin Univerity Koln GERMANY
PALOMBA Ernesto IFSI – INAF ITALY
PAOLICCHI Paolo Università di Pisa ITALY
PARKER Dave STFC Rutherford Appleton Lab UK
PEACOCKE Lisa Astrium UK
PERKINSON Marie-Claire Institution Astrium FRANCE
PERNA Davide Obs Paris : Univ Roma FRANCE
PEROZZI Ettore Telespazio Roma ITALY
PIRO Alessandro Aero Sekur Spa ITALY
PLAINAKI Christina INAF-IFSI Roma ITALY
POULET François IAS, CNRS/Univ Paris Sud FRANCE
PRETI Giampaolo Selex Galileo ITALY
RATHKE Andreas Astrium GmbH GERMANY
REES Jean-Michel LESIA / Observatoire de Paris FRANCE
REY Laurent Thales Alenia Space FRANCE
RICHARDSON Derek C. University of Maryland USA
RICHTER Lutz DLR ISS GERMANY
RICKMAN Hans Uppsala Astr. Obs/PAN SUEDEN
ROCARD Francis CNES FRANCE
ROMSTEDT Jens ESA/ESTEC NETHERLANDS
ROSSI Alessandro ISTI-CNR Pisa ITALY
SALADINO Raffaele Univ of Tuscia ITALY
SANDFORD Scott NASA-Ames Research Center USA
THOMAS Cristina A. MIT USA
SCHIPPER Anne Marie Thales Alenia Space FRANCE
SCHRAEPLER Rainer Techne Univ Braunschweig USA
SEMERY Alain LESIA, Paris Observatory FRANCE
SNETKOVA Julia Samara State University RUMANIA
SRAMA Ralf MPI Kernphysik GERMANY
STRAZZULLA Giovanni INAF/Obs Astro Catania ITALY
SZOPA Cyril LATMOS, Univ Paris 6 FRANCE
TAKAGI Yasuhiko Aichi Toho University JAPAN
TANGA Paolo Obs Côte d'Azur FRANCE
TELLMANN Silvia Univerity Koln GERMANY
THIRKELL Laurent CNRS Orleans FRANCE
THISSEN Roland Lab. Planétologie Grenoble FRANCE
THUILLOT William IMCCE/Paris Observatory FRANCE
TOZZI Gian-Paolo INAF/Firenze ITALY
TRIGO-RODRIGUEZ Josep CSIC-IEEC Bellaterra SPAIN
ULAMEC Stephan DLR GERMANY
VERNAZZA Pierre ESA/ESTEC NETHERLANDS
VISO Michel CNES FRANCE
WELLS Nigel Qinetiq UK
WERNER Klaus University of Tuebingen GERMANY
YANO Hajime JAXA JAPAN
YAZDI Kian EADS Astrium GERMANY
YOSHIKAWA Makoto JAXA JAPAN

Third Announcement

9 April 2009

The meeting will take place from Monday 18 May 2009, 09:00, to Wednesday, 12:30. The detailed programme can be found here.

Logistics

The meeting will take place in Paris, at the Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7. The precise address is:

Amphi Buffon
15, Rue Hélène Brion
75013 Paris

Metro: line 14 or RER C, station "Bibliothèque F. Mitterand"


Participation

The deadline for registering was 15 March 2009. A list of participants can be found here.

For the meeting organization, we will request a fee of 50 euros to be paid in cash at the meeting registration.

Second Announcement

Note!
Unfortunately we had to shift the meeting date, it will now take place

Monday - Wednesday,
18-20 May 2009

We apologize for any inconvenience to those which have already registered.

Logistics

The meeting will take place in Paris, at the Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7. The precise address is:

Amphi Buffon
15, Rue Helene Brion
75013 Paris

Metro: line 14 or RER C, station "Bibliothèque F. Mitterand"

The meeting will start on Monday, 18 May 2009 and will end on Wednesday 20 May 2009. A detailed agenda will be available on the third announcement.

Participation

Please register before March 15 and send the filled-in attendance form that is available under the "Documentation" section in the right-hand navigation (or click here for launching this form in your email editor).

For support of the meeting organization, we will request a fee of 50 euros.

In case of problems contact Detlef.Koschnyesa.int or antonella.barucciobspm.fr, or yoshikawa.makotojaxa.jp for Japanese participants.

 

First Announcement

18-20 May 2009
(NOTE: new meeting date!)

Paris, France

SOC:
A. Barucci (LESIA, Paris Observatory, Meudon, F, chair) - M. Yoshikawa (JAXA/JSPEC, Sagamihara, J, Co-Chair) - D. Koschny (ESTEC/ESA, NL, co-chair) - R. Binzel (MIT, Boston, USA) - H. Böhnhardt (MPI Lindau, D) - J. Brucato (INAF-OAA, Florence, I) - E. Dotto (INAF-OAR, Rome, I) - I. Franchi (The Open University, UK) - M. Yoshikawa (JAXA/JSPEC, Sagamihara, J) - S. Green (The Open University, UK) - J.-L. Josset (Space Exploration, Neuchatel, CH) - P. Michel (Univ. Nice Sophia-Antopolis, Obs. de la Côte d’Azur, F) - K. Muinonen (Univ. Helsinki Observatory, FIN) - J. Oberst (DLR Berlin, D) - H. Yano (JAXA/JSPEC, Sagamihara, J) - D. Agnolon (ESTEC/ESA, NL) - J. Romstedt (ESTEC/ESA, NL)

LOC:
A. Barucci, R. Binzel, M. Birlan, D. Bockelee-Morvan, S. Fornasier, M. Fulchignoni, N. Letourneur (Paris Observatory)


Announcement

With this announcement, we invite your participation at the International Marco Polo Symposium and Other Small Body Sample Return Missions, jointly co-organized by ESA and JAXA, and sponsored by CNES, the Paris Observatory and JAXA/JSPEC. Marco Polo is a joint European-Japanese sample return mission to a Near-Earth Object (NEO) studied within the ESA Cosmic Vision programme. Marco Polo is currently undergoing a joint Phase-A study between Japan and Europe up to the end of 2009. Marco Polo is being studied in response to ESA's call for mission proposals as part of the new Cosmic Vision programme, suggesting missions with a launch date during 2015-2025. A total of 436 scientists from countries worldwide support the Marco Polo proposal, including a large number of Japanese scientists and engineers who have been involved and are still operating the Hayabusa spacecraft, the world's first sample return mission to an S-type NEO, now being on its way back to the Earth and arriving here in the summer of 2010. Succeeding the legacy of Hayabusa, the Marco Polo mission is currently foreseen as collaboration between ESA and JAXA. The US has also indicated a strong interest in participation.

Small bodies in the solar system are leftover building blocks of the formation of our planetary system. They offer clues to the chemical mixture from which the Earth and other planets formed some 4.6 billion years ago. Current exobiological scenarios for the origin of life invoke an exogenous delivery of organic matter to the early Earth: it has been proposed that primitive bodies could have brought these complex organic molecules capable of triggering the pre-biotic synthesis of biochemical compounds onto the early Earth. Moreover, collisions of NEOs with the Earth pose a finite hazard to life. For these reasons, the exploration of such objects is particularly interesting and urgent.

The principal scientific objective of the Marco Polo mission is to return unaltered primitive material from a NEO, for analysis in terrestrial laboratories, thereby obtaining measurements that cannot be performed from a robotic spacecraft (e.g. dating the major events in the history of a sample).

Workshop objectives

The workshop objectives are to present the current status of the Marco Polo study activities within ESA and JAXA together with participations of international scientists, engineers and industries the international planning that are being put in place to make the mission happen.  We also invite scientific presentations about the current state of asteroid research and sample analysis, in particular addressing the critical role played by NEO sample return missions, and presentations about possible payload elements, sampling requirements, mechanisms, and curation and analysis facilities.

This workshop will provide an opportunity for the wide planetary science community to interact with the Marco Polo Science Study Team, ESA and JAXA to further refine the mission's goals, its science drivers, and the required technology developments for the science payload.

Proposed Programme

  • Importance of returned samples from small bodies in understanding Solar System origin and evolution
    - The relevance of small body composition in determining the planetary nebula environmental conditions
    - The content of organic matter in primitive small bodies
    - The age of major events in early Solar System history (end of nucleosynthesis, agglomeration, crystallization, heating, degassing...)
    - Are meteorites really representative of the asteroid population?
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    The role of the water in the Solar System formation

    - Prebiotic imprints on the small bodies
    - Key measurements (remote, in situ and terrestrial laboratories)
  • Relevant science of target objects (asteroids, dormant comets)
  • Evolution and physical properties of asteroidal regolith
  • Hayabusa: On-going sample return mission and major results
  • Currently proposed sample-return missions - an overview
    - Hayabusa-2
    - Marco Polo
    - Phobos-Grunt
    - OSIRIS
    - Gallahad
    - Others
  • Relevant mission studies
    - Leonard - a national European Agencies study on a NEO mission
    - ASTEX - a German mission study to deploy landers on two asteroids
    - NEA-SR - a sample return mission to a Near-Earth Asteroid
    - Others
  • International collaborations - opportunities and challenges
  • Technical challenges for sample return
    - Science instrument development
    - Mission design of deep space round trip
    - Microgravity lander and rover technologies
    - Low thrust propulsion technologies
    - Deep space network
    - Current activities concerning re-entry technology
    - Observation campaigns of re-entries
    - Sampling mechanisms - current technology developments
    - Curation facilities
    - Micro- and nano-analysis techniques
    - Space quarantine - categories revisited

Logistics

The meeting will take place in Paris, at CNES or Paris Observatory (venue will be fixed in the second announcement depending on the attendance). The meeting will start on Monday 18 May 2009 (NOTE: new meeting date!) and will end on Wednesday 20 May 2009 (NOTE: new meeting date!). A detailed agenda will be given later.

Therefore, we strongly encourage participants to register as soon as possible and no later than 15 January 2009.

Participation

To organize our Workshop most effectively, we need to receive your response indicating your interest and possible participation.  To respond to this announcement and receive further information as it becomes available, please send the filled-in attendance form that is available under the "Documentation" section in the right-hand navigation. For organization, we wish to have your first response no later than 15 January 2009.

In case of problems contact Detlef.Koschnyesa.int or antonella.barucciobspm.fr, or yoshikawa.makotojaxa.jp for Japanese participants

Travel Grant

A limited number of travel grants by JAXA/JSPEC are available for presenting participants who will depart from and return to Japan. For those who wish to apply for the grant, please send your name, affiliation, contact address, email account, presentation title and abstract to Prof. Makoto Yoshikawa of JAXA/JSPEC no later than 15 January 2009.

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