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Scientific Instruments on Martian Moons eXploration (MMX)

Kameda, S. and Bibring, J. P. and Lawrence, D. and Senshu, H. and Kobayashi, Masanori and Michel, P. and Ulamec, Stephan and Sawada, H. and Kuramoto, K. and Ogawa, K. and Wada, Koji and Usui, T. and Nakamura, T. and Fujimoto, M. and Genda, H. and Helbert, Jörn and Hirata, N. and Imamura, T. and Kawakatsu, Y. and Kusano, H. and Matsumoto, Koji and Nakagawa, H. and Otake, H. and Russell, S. and Sasaki, S. and Terada, N. and Watanabe, S (2020) Scientific Instruments on Martian Moons eXploration (MMX). JpGU - AGU Joint Meeting 2020, 24.-28. Mai 2020, virtuell.

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Abstract

Mars has two satellites, Phobos and Deimos, and the origin of these satellites are still controversial. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) is planning the Martian Moon eXploration (MMX) mission, which is a sample-return mission for Phobos or Deimos to reveal the origins of these two satellites. The scientific instruments onboard the MMX spacecraft are a telescopic camera (TENGOO), a multiband wide-angle camera (OROCHI), an infrared spectral imager (MacrOmega), a gamma-ray spectrometer (MEGANE), a laser altimeter (LIDAR), an ion mass spectrum analyzer (MSA) and a sampler. MMX will enter a quasi-satellite orbit around a moon after the arrival at the Martian sphere We spend ~1 year to investigate the moon’s surface using the scientific instruments at the quasi-satellite orbit to select the landing sites. The global observation of the moon is also important for characterization of the returned sample. In the landing phase, we will use the scientific instruments to observe the area near the sampling site. The MMX Rover, which is a small rover for investigating the surface of the moon, has visible cameras, thermal infrared sensors and a Raman spectrometer. This rover will give us the information of the surface of the moon. In this presentation, we introduce the current status of the scientific instruments onboard the MMX spacecraft and the operation plan.

Item URL in elib:https://elib.dlr.de/142767/
Document Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Title:Scientific Instruments on Martian Moons eXploration (MMX)
Authors:
AuthorsInstitution or Email of AuthorsAuthor's ORCID iD
Kameda, S.Rikkyo University, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Bibring, J. P.Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, CNRS Université Paris Sud, Orsay, FranceUNSPECIFIED
Lawrence, D.Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD, USAUNSPECIFIED
Senshu, H.Chiba Institute of Technology, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Kobayashi, MasanoriChiba Institute of Technology, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Michel, P.Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur/CNRS, FUNSPECIFIED
Ulamec, StephanStephan.Ulamec (at) dlr.deUNSPECIFIED
Sawada, H.Japan Aerospace Exploration AgencyUNSPECIFIED
Kuramoto, K.Hokkaido University, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Ogawa, K.JAXAUNSPECIFIED
Wada, KojiChiba Institute of TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Usui, T.JAXAUNSPECIFIED
Nakamura, T.Tohoku University, Sendai 980-8578, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Fujimoto, M.Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), 3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Sagamihara, Kanagawa 229-8510, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Genda, H.Tokyo Institute of TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Helbert, JörnJoern.Helbert (at) dlr.dehttps://orcid.org/0000-0001-5346-9505
Hirata, N.Univ Aizu, Res Ctr Adv Informat Sci & Technol, Aizu Wakamatsu, Fukushima, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Imamura, T.University of TokyoUNSPECIFIED
Kawakatsu, Y.ISAS/JAXA Yoshinodai, Chuo, Sagamihara, Kanagawa, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Kusano, H.National Institutes for Quantum And Radiological Science and TechnologyUNSPECIFIED
Matsumoto, KojiNational Astronomical Observatory of JapanUNSPECIFIED
Nakagawa, H.Tohoku University, SendaiUNSPECIFIED
Otake, H.Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency, 2-1-1 Sengen, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-8505, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Russell, S.Natural History Museum, London, UKUNSPECIFIED
Sasaki, S.Osaka University, Toyonaka 560-0043, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Terada, N.Tohoku University, SendaiUNSPECIFIED
Watanabe, SNagoya University, Nagoya, JapanUNSPECIFIED
Date:24 May 2020
Refereed publication:No
Open Access:No
Gold Open Access:No
In SCOPUS:No
In ISI Web of Science:No
Status:Published
Keywords:Phobos, Mars, Sample return
Event Title:JpGU - AGU Joint Meeting 2020
Event Location:virtuell
Event Type:international Conference
Event Dates:24.-28. Mai 2020
Organizer:Japan Geoscience Union (JpGU)
HGF - Research field:Aeronautics, Space and Transport
HGF - Program:Space
HGF - Program Themes:Space Exploration
DLR - Research area:Raumfahrt
DLR - Program:R EW - Space Exploration
DLR - Research theme (Project):R - Project MMX - SystEng, Ops + Science
Location: Berlin-Adlershof , Köln-Porz
Institutes and Institutions:Space Operations and Astronaut Training > User center for space experiments (MUSC)
Institute of Planetary Research > Planetary Laboratories
Deposited By: Herrmann, Astrid
Deposited On:16 Jun 2021 10:32
Last Modified:16 Jun 2021 10:32

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