Reminder – Hayabusa 2 Outreach Panel Discussion
November 25, 2020

Hayabusa 2 Outreach Panel Discussion

‘Hayabusa 2 Outreach Panel Discussion’ will feature scientists involved with the mission to present the expectations of returned samples, how to handle them, the importance of the mission to understand the origins of Earth’s habitability and overall overview of the mission, including the mission extension.

Hayabusa 2 Outreach Panel Discussion

Hayabusa 2 is an asteroid sample-return mission operated by the Japanese space agency, JAXA. It follows on from the Hayabusa mission which returned asteroid samples in 2010. Hayabusa 2 was launched on 3 December 2014 and rendezvoused with near-Earth asteroid 162173 Ryugu on 27 June 2018. It surveyed the asteroid for a year and a half and took samples. It left the asteroid in November 2019 and is expected to return to Earth on 6 December 2020.

Join the discussion with the panellists; Dr. Yasuhito Sekine, Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Dr. Hiroyuki Kurokawa, Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI), Dr. Tomohiro Usui, ISAS/JAXA, and moderated by Dr. Elizabeth Tasker, ISAS/JAXA.

Date/Time: Fri, 4 Dec 2020 at 19:00 JST (Fri, 4 Dec 2020 at 10:00 UTC)      

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‘Hayabusa 2 Outreach Panel Discussion’ is organised by Earth-Life Science Institute (ELSI) in collaboration with Space Café Tokyo, and Europlanet. 

Hayabusa 2 Touchdown. Credit: JAXA
Hayabusa 2 Touchdown. Credit: JAXA

Space Café Tokyo for technical and promo support. 

Europlanet 2024 RI has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 871149.