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New Insights in Planetary Science with Hayabusa, Hayabusa2, and Future Space Missions

Earth, Planets and Space welcomes submissions to this special issue on “New Insights in Planetary Science with Hayabusa, Hayabusa2, and Future Space Missions".

A great progress has been achieved recent years in understanding the Solar System evolution process by the results from observations during space missions and analyses of returned samples. Hayabusa was the first asteroid sample return mission from S-type asteroid 25143 Itokawa in 2010, whose returned samples have been curated in the Extraterrestrial Sample Curation Center of JAXA and delivered for detailed analyses by the initial analysis teams and by researchers worldwide. Hayabusa2, its successor, visited C-type asteroid 162173 Ryugu and returned to Earth the samples from two sites on the asteroid surface in 2020, and its detailed analysis is on-going. In both missions, those asteroids have been characterized by remote sensing from spacecraft and on-site surface measurements. Such multi-scale observations have proven to be effective and essential for the progress in science of primitive bodies and the early Solar System, especially for understanding asteroid-meteorite connections. 
This special issue originates from the “HAYABUSA 2021 Symposium”, which was virtually held on 16-17 November 2021, and discussed about the latest results of analysis of observed data and samples returned by Hayabusa2 and other space missions such as Hayabusa, OSIRIS-Rex, and Chang’E-5, as well as the topics on theoretical, experimental and observational studies of primitive bodies, technique and methodology to interpret the data, and future primitive body missions. This issue will not be limited to those who present papers in the symposium but open to everyone who is interested in these topics, to make this special issue more fruitful.

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Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the submission Guidelines  Earth, Planets and Space. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Earth, Planets and Space submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct special issue please select the appropriate special issue in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the special issue on 'New Insights in Planetary Science with Hayabusa, Hayabusa2, and Future Space Missions'.  All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 30 June 2022

Lead Guest Editor

Tatsuaki Okada,  ISAS, JAXA, Japan

Guest Editors

Kevin Righter, NASA, USA

Rosario Brunetto, Université Paris-Saclay, CNRS, France

Toru Yada, ISAS, JAXA, Japan

Harold C. Connolly, Rowan University, USA

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  1. Hayabusa2 returned surface samples from the C-type near-Earth asteroid (162173) Ryugu to Woomera, South Australia, in December 2020. The samples returned from Ryugu are expected to contain not only volatile co...

    Authors: Yayoi N. Miura, Ryuji Okazaki, Yoshinori Takano, Kanako Sakamoto, Shogo Tachibana, Keita Yamada, Saburo Sakai and Hirotaka Sawada
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:76

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