AOGS 2016 SESSION PS-08: SOLAR SYSTEM PRIMITIVE BODY EXPLORATION MISSIONS

Asia Oceania Geosciences Conference 2016
July 31 – Aug 5, Beijing, China

This session welcomes abstracts about the results from all past and ongoing small body missions by combining multiple missions, as well as new concepts for future missions. Solar system small bodies are considered the best-preserved fossils from the early era of planetary systems formation. Small body exploration missions have remendously revolutionized our understanding of the formation of the planetary system with their paradigm changing results. In the context of past and current missions, such as Dawn, Rosetta, Stardust-Next, EPOXI, Deep Impact, NEAR, Giotto, and VEGA, as well as missions such as Hayabusa2, en route to its target, OSIRIS-REx, in development and possibly Lucy, Psyche, AIDA, and the Japanese Trojan asteroid mission, it is now time to both combine the mission results to enhance scientific returns of these missions and to develop concepts for future small body explorations. Abstract submissions are open until March 4, 2016.

Conveners: Jian-Yang Li (Planetary Science Institute, United States), Makoto Yoshikawa (JAXA, Japan), Lucy McFadden (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, United States), Sebastien Besse (ESA, Spain), Liang Chang (Yunnan Observatory, China)

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