Hayabusa return samples have been preliminary examined, followed by research in 1st and 2nd AO. We will especially focus on curation of extraterrestrial samples and sample return missions in this year. Let us join and set a perspective to the future solar system science driven by these topics with this symposium!


We welcome the presentations on the following topics:
  • Results from Hayabusa sample analysis
  • New insights from solar system material analysis
  • Curation of extraterrestrial samples
  • Missions to pristine small bodies
  • Perspectives of solar system evolution by theoretical, observational and experimental studies
  • Technique and methodology of sample analysis
  • Other related studies

Important date

    Abstract submission due has been extended!!
  • Call for abstract (2nd circular)
  • 17 July 2015
  • Abstract submission due
  • 11 September 2015
    14 August 2015
  • Meeting period
  • 18-20 November 2015
  • Proceedings due
  • 28 February 2016

    Potential Speakers

    Kevin Righter (JSC, NASA)
    Caroline Smith (Natural Hist. Museum, UK)
    Shogo Tachibana (Hokkaido Univ.)
    Saku Tsuneta (ISAS, JAXA)

    Invited speakers

    Harold C. Connolly Jr. (Kingsborough Community College of the City, University of New York)
    Cecile Engrand (CNRS, Université Paris-Sud)
    Hideyasu Kojima (NIPR)

    PIs of selected proposals in 2nd Intl. AO

    Fabrice Cipriani (ESTEC, ESA)
    Wataru Fujiya (Ibaraki Univ.)
    Kunihiko Nishiizumi (UC Berkeley)
    Ryan Ogliore (University of Hawai’i)
    Akira Tsuchiyama (Kyoto Univ.)

    Program is now under construction.


    Astromaterials Science Research Group
    Extraterrestrial Sample Curation Center (ESCuC) of JAXA

    mailto:curator at (at -> @)

    Co-hosted with

    National University SOKENDAI
    National Institute of Polar Research