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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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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. After delivering its sample capsule to Earth, the Hayabusa2 spacecraft started its extended mission to perform a flyby of asteroid 2001 CC21 in 2026 and rendezvous with asteroid 1998 KY26 in 2031. During the exte...

    Authors: Manabu Yamada, Toru Kouyama, Koki Yumoto, Eri Tatsumi, Naofumi Takaki, Yasuhiro Yokota, Tomokatsu Morota, Naoya Sakatani, Masahiko Hayakawa, Moe Matsuoka, Rie Honda, Chikatoshi Honda, Shingo Kameda, Hidehiko Suzuki, Yuichiro Cho, Kazuo Yoshioka…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:36
  2. Evaluating the molecular distribution of organic compounds in pristine extraterrestrial materials is cornerstone to understanding the abiotic synthesis of organics and allows us to better understand the molecu...

    Authors: José C. Aponte, Jason P. Dworkin, Daniel P. Glavin, Jamie E. Elsila, Eric T. Parker, Hannah L. McLain, Hiroshi Naraoka, Ryuji Okazaki, Yoshinori Takano, Shogo Tachibana, Guannan Dong, Sarah S. Zeichner, John M. Eiler, Hisayoshi Yurimoto, Tomoki Nakamura, Hikaru Yabuta…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:28
  3. Sample-return missions allow the study of materials collected directly from celestial bodies, unbiased by atmospheric entry effects and/or terrestrial alteration and contamination phenomena, using state-of-the...

    Authors: Stefano Rubino, Zélia Dionnet, Alice Aléon-Toppani, Rosario Brunetto, Tomoki Nakamura, Donia Baklouti, Zahia Djouadi, Cateline Lantz, Obadias Mivumbi, Ferenc Borondics, Stephane Lefrançois, Christophe Sandt, Francesco Capitani, Eva Héripré, David Troadec, Megumi Matsumoto…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2023 75:4
  4. The Hayabusa2 spacecraft succeeded in sampling and returning materials from the C-type, near-Earth asteroid (162173) Ryugu. As part of the Hayabusa2 Initial Analyses, chemical and isotopic compositions of vola...

    Authors: Ryuji Okazaki, Shinji Yamanouchi, Kazuhiko Shimada, Atsushi Baba, Fumio Kitajima and Toru Yada
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:190
  5. Japanese asteroid explorer Hayabusa2 arrived at C-type asteroid 162,173 Ryugu in June 2018. The laser altimeter (LIDAR) onboard Hayabusa2 measured its own transmitted laser and returned pulse intensities from ...

    Authors: Ryuhei Yamada, Keiko Yamamoto, Shoko Oshigami, Hiroshi Araki, Hiroki Senshu, Hirotomo Noda, Noriyuki Namiki, Koji Matsumoto, Fumi Yoshida, Shinsuke Abe, Naru Hirata, Sho Sasaki and Takahide Mizuno
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:166
  6. A fundamental parameter-based quantification scheme for confocal XRF was applied to sub-micron synchrotron radiation X-ray fluorescence (SR-XRF) data obtained at the beamline P06 of the Deutsches Elektronen-Sy...

    Authors: Benjamin Bazi, Pieter Tack, Miles Lindner, Bart Vekemans, Ella De Pauw, Beverley Tkalcec, Frank E. Brenker, Jan Garrevoet, Gerald Falkenberg, Hikaru Yabuta, Hisayoshi Yurimoto, Tomoki Nakamura, Kana Amano, Megumi Matsumoto, Yuri Fujioka, Yuma Enokido…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:161
  7. Japanese Hayabusa2 spacecraft has successfully carried out an impact experiment using a small carry-on impactor (SCI) on an asteroid (162173) Ryugu. We examine the size distribution of particles inside and out...

    Authors: K. Ogawa, N. Sakatani, T. Kadono, M. Arakawa, R. Honda, K. Wada, K. Shirai, Y. Shimaki, K. Ishibashi, Y. Yokota, T. Saiki, H. Imamura, Y. Tsuda, S. Nakazawa, Y. Takagi, M. Hayakawa…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:153
  8. Millimetre-sized primordial rock fragments originating from asteroid Ryugu were investigated using high energy X-ray fluorescence spectroscopy, providing 2D and 3D elemental distribution and quantitative compo...

    Authors: Pieter Tack, Ella De Pauw, Beverley Tkalcec, Miles Lindner, Benjamin Bazi, Bart Vekemans, Frank Brenker, Marco Di Michiel, Masayuki Uesugi, Hisayoshi Yurimoto, Tomoki Nakamura, Kana Amano, Megumi Matsumoto, Yuri Fujioka, Yuma Enokido, Daisuke Nakashima…
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:146
  9. Experiments on crater formation in the strength regime were conducted using projectiles of various shapes with an aspect ratio of ~ 1, including both solid and hollow interiors. The surface diameter, inner (pi...

    Authors: T. Kadono, M. Arakawa, S. Tsujido, M. Yasui, S. Hasegawa, K. Kurosawa, K. Shirai, C. Okamoto, K. Ogawa, Y. Iijima, Y. Shimaki and K. Wada
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:132
  10. We conducted impact experiments using targets composed of particles with size distributions and projectiles with a size larger than or comparable with the maximum size of particles in targets. The pattern and ...

    Authors: Toshihiko Kadono, Ayako I. Suzuki, Ryo Suetsugu, Yuri Shimaki and Sunao Hasegawa
    Citation: Earth, Planets and Space 2022 74:128
  11. 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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