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post Jun 17 2010, 02:41 AM
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The capsule began its return to Japan a few moments ago as I write this. Seems like a good time to start a new topic for the much-anticipated final results of this epic mission.


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post Jun 22 2010, 03:57 AM
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Short Aviation Week article today. Highlight: It may take up to six months to determine if the capsule contains any material from Itokawa.


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post Jun 22 2010, 08:33 AM
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QUOTE (nprev @ Jun 22 2010, 12:57 PM) *
Short Aviation Week article today. Highlight: It may take up to six months to determine if the capsule contains any material from Itokawa.


The Asahi Shimun newspaper carried an article today. Gists of what it said are as follows.

1. JAXA had placed equal priorities on finding the capsule and the heat shield.
2. Neither NASA nor ESA had been willing to discuss details of heat shields for potential millitary uses.
3. The capsule was found 1.1 km away from the targeted landing position and the heat shield 5 km away from it.

4. The ablator material was found to have been evenly melted and enough thickess of it still existed.
5. Initial investigation did not find partciles larger than 1 mm, and their minimum expectation is 0.003 mm.
6. Innner container (sampling container) was extracted and showered by shots of dry ice and then plasma cleaned so that a thin layer was removed.

7. The inner container will be brought into a clean room and tilted so that a rubber spatuler can scrape out (seems rather primitive to me) what may be inside. What are found will be treated with a thin needle with static electricity under microscope.
8. If there are lots of them then they will know immediately that they are from Itokawa. However, if there are only a few,
9. It will take up to 6 months to determine that they are not of Earth origin.

10. Samples, if any are found, will be distributed to 10 universities across the world.


This last one, it differes from the info I got earlier. Mt earlier info said "best proposals from worldover". Who is telling the truth...

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post Jun 24 2010, 09:13 AM
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QUOTE (pandaneko @ Jun 22 2010, 05:33 PM) *
The Asahi Shimun newspaper carried an article today. Gists of what it said are as follows.

6. Innner container (sampling container) was extracted and showered by shots of dry ice and then plasma cleaned so that a thin outer layer was removed.

7. The inner container will be brought into a clean room and tilted so that a rubber spatuler can scrape out (seems rather primitive to me) what may be inside. What are found will be treated with a thin needle with static electricity under microscope.

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I have had a look at JAXA English web pages prior to this posting and there is not this one yet carried.

The inner container was being opened today (24 June, JST) at ISAS in the presence of NASA and other overseas scientists. It will take one week to find out what may be inside the container.

I cannot wait to hear what they have to say! What was it like when the Earth was born! [please review section 1.3 - Admin wink.gif ]

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- nprev   Hayabusa Post-Landing & Science Results   Jun 17 2010, 02:41 AM
- - Hungry4info   Here's for hoping the capsule does indeed cont...   Jun 17 2010, 04:23 AM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (Hungry4info @ Jun 17 2010, 01:23 P...   Jun 19 2010, 09:26 AM
|- - ElkGroveDan   Do you have a link for that information Pandaneko?   Jun 19 2010, 07:00 PM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Jun 20 2010, 04:00 A...   Jun 20 2010, 08:44 AM
- - nprev   Perhaps this is unduly optimistic, but I think tha...   Jun 17 2010, 12:41 PM
- - eoincampbell   The team are confident. Is that the end of the sam...   Jun 17 2010, 08:56 PM
- - djellison   Plus, What's the November reference? The EPOXI...   Jun 19 2010, 07:14 PM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (djellison @ Jun 20 2010, 04:14 AM)...   Jun 20 2010, 08:54 AM
- - nprev   Pandaneko, I'm not aware of any approved NASA ...   Jun 20 2010, 10:22 AM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (nprev @ Jun 20 2010, 07:22 PM) Pan...   Jun 20 2010, 02:59 PM
|- - djellison   QUOTE (nprev @ Jun 20 2010, 02:22 AM) Pan...   Jun 20 2010, 03:18 PM
- - nprev   Here's a Bing translation of the Ashai article...   Jun 20 2010, 07:01 PM
- - vjkane   Here is a link to the late Bruce Moomaw's desc...   Jun 20 2010, 08:01 PM
- - nprev   Short Aviation Week article today. Highlight: It m...   Jun 22 2010, 03:57 AM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (nprev @ Jun 22 2010, 12:57 PM) Sho...   Jun 22 2010, 08:33 AM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (pandaneko @ Jun 22 2010, 05:33 PM)...   Jun 24 2010, 09:13 AM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (pandaneko @ Jun 24 2010, 06:13 PM)...   Jun 25 2010, 09:41 AM
|- - Hungry4info   QUOTE (pandaneko @ Jun 25 2010, 04:41 AM)...   Jun 25 2010, 05:37 PM
- - djellison   Points 2 is heading toward the area of rule 1.2. ...   Jun 22 2010, 01:17 PM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (djellison @ Jun 22 2010, 10:17 PM)...   Jun 23 2010, 08:09 AM
|- - ElkGroveDan   You're OK pandaneko. To clarify, the ban on...   Jun 23 2010, 02:41 PM
|- - pandaneko   Dear administrators Thanks, I am relieved and I w...   Jun 24 2010, 09:02 AM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (ElkGroveDan @ Jun 23 2010, 11:41 P...   Jun 26 2010, 09:40 AM
- - ilbasso   Point 3, the distance from target, is absolutely i...   Jun 22 2010, 07:47 PM
- - nprev   Well said. The landing precision is especially imp...   Jun 22 2010, 10:07 PM
- - Juramike   QUOTE ...organic materials on such a tiny body lik...   Jun 25 2010, 02:44 PM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (Juramike @ Jun 25 2010, 11:44 PM) ...   Jun 27 2010, 08:29 AM
- - pandaneko   What follows is based on my Google alert and it ha...   Jul 4 2010, 02:24 PM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (pandaneko @ Jul 4 2010, 11:24 PM) ...   Jul 4 2010, 11:25 PM
- - brellis   That's very exciting news! thanks pandanek...   Jul 4 2010, 11:56 PM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (brellis @ Jul 5 2010, 08:56 AM) Th...   Jul 5 2010, 12:01 AM
- - nprev   Wow!!! Exciting news indeed; thanks ve...   Jul 5 2010, 12:04 AM
|- - pandaneko   Apparently, initial measures they are taking are i...   Jul 5 2010, 01:23 AM
- - ElkGroveDan   If this turns out to be true and those are asteroi...   Jul 5 2010, 01:39 AM
- - nprev   We can only hope. "Epic" is the only wor...   Jul 5 2010, 01:53 AM
- - tasp   Amazing news! Hayabusa, the little spacecraft...   Jul 5 2010, 01:59 AM
|- - pandaneko   I had a quick look at JAXA web pages, no, none abl...   Jul 5 2010, 02:23 AM
|- - pandaneko   I had a quick look at all other major newspapers a...   Jul 5 2010, 02:37 AM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (pandaneko @ Jul 5 2010, 11:37 AM) ...   Jul 5 2010, 05:32 AM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (pandaneko @ Jul 5 2010, 02:32 PM) ...   Jul 5 2010, 08:53 AM
- - JimOberg   Post moved from Hayabusa Return to Earth thread - ...   Jul 5 2010, 04:37 AM
- - Hungry4info   pandaneko, you're doing fine. In fact, thank ...   Jul 5 2010, 10:41 AM
|- - ustrax   man...if this is true the question here is...who...   Jul 5 2010, 11:57 AM
|- - pandaneko   I am a bit more upset. Even more alarming news, th...   Jul 5 2010, 01:52 PM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (pandaneko @ Jul 5 2010, 10:52 PM) ...   Jul 5 2010, 02:42 PM
||- - pandaneko   QUOTE (pandaneko @ Jul 5 2010, 11:42 PM) ...   Jul 5 2010, 03:04 PM
|- - ElkGroveDan   QUOTE (pandaneko @ Jul 5 2010, 06:52 AM) ...   Jul 5 2010, 04:04 PM
- - Stu   Sorry, my fault; it rolled under my sofa while I w...   Jul 5 2010, 04:06 PM
|- - ElkGroveDan   The part where they lost the lid and decided to co...   Jul 5 2010, 04:19 PM
- - eoincampbell   I hope we can get an official statement soon... th...   Jul 5 2010, 08:47 PM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (eoincampbell @ Jul 6 2010, 05:47 A...   Jul 5 2010, 11:57 PM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (eoincampbell @ Jul 6 2010, 05:47 A...   Jul 6 2010, 02:20 AM
|- - pandaneko   2. http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/zoom/20100705-OYT9I00...   Jul 6 2010, 02:23 AM
- - nprev   Pandaneko, don't be too distressed. In English...   Jul 6 2010, 02:39 AM
|- - ElkGroveDan   Let's not forget that a significant number of ...   Jul 6 2010, 03:23 AM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (nprev @ Jul 6 2010, 11:39 AM) Pers...   Jul 6 2010, 09:03 AM
||- - Leither   BBC web page now showing JAXA picture of particles...   Jul 6 2010, 12:19 PM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (nprev @ Jul 6 2010, 11:39 AM) Pand...   Jul 6 2010, 12:30 PM
- - elakdawalla   Here's the [Google translated] link to the sou...   Jul 6 2010, 01:06 PM
|- - MahFL   Those grains look too big to have been missed befo...   Jul 6 2010, 02:08 PM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (MahFL @ Jul 6 2010, 11:08 PM) Thos...   Jul 6 2010, 03:47 PM
- - ElkGroveDan   I agree. I am growing optimistic now.   Jul 6 2010, 02:16 PM
|- - pandaneko   Futher reporting from the Mainichi newspaper here,...   Jul 7 2010, 10:17 AM
- - Stu   Sorry, for a moment there I actually thought you s...   Jul 7 2010, 11:15 AM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (Stu @ Jul 7 2010, 08:15 PM) ...   Jul 7 2010, 12:20 PM
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||- - amezz   QUOTE (pandaneko @ Jul 7 2010, 05:26 PM) ...   Jul 7 2010, 01:49 PM
|||- - pandaneko   QUOTE (amezz @ Jul 7 2010, 10:49 PM) Dear...   Jul 7 2010, 02:34 PM
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|||- - pandaneko   QUOTE (amezz @ Jul 7 2010, 10:49 PM) Dear...   Jul 8 2010, 10:17 AM
|||- - pandaneko   Here below is the URL to what one newspaper report...   Jul 8 2010, 11:01 AM
|||- - pandaneko   QUOTE (pandaneko @ Jul 8 2010, 08:01 PM) ...   Jul 8 2010, 12:05 PM
||- - Leither   QUOTE (pandaneko @ Jul 7 2010, 02:26 PM) ...   Jul 7 2010, 09:51 PM
||- - mars loon   The finding of dust inside is very exciting and a ...   Jul 7 2010, 11:36 PM
|||- - pandaneko   According to today's Asahi Shimbun newspaper (...   Jul 8 2010, 12:02 AM
||- - pandaneko   QUOTE (Leither @ Jul 8 2010, 06:51 AM) Wh...   Jul 8 2010, 09:33 AM
|- - ElkGroveDan   QUOTE (Stu @ Jul 7 2010, 04:15 AM) ...   Jul 7 2010, 02:25 PM
- - elakdawalla   One assumes it was a very special spatula. Presum...   Jul 7 2010, 01:56 PM
|- - AndyG   QUOTE (elakdawalla @ Jul 7 2010, 02:56 PM...   Jul 7 2010, 03:03 PM
- - djellison   Who wrote 'Don't bother ... Doug' It ...   Jul 7 2010, 03:06 PM
- - tasp   IIRC, during daylight hours on the earth's moo...   Jul 7 2010, 03:09 PM
- - Hungry4info   Good question. IIRC, the haze on the moon isn...   Jul 7 2010, 03:21 PM
- - Ipparchus   I saw that photo of the sample container and I can...   Jul 7 2010, 03:21 PM
|- - pandaneko   QUOTE (Ipparchus @ Jul 8 2010, 12:21 AM) ...   Jul 8 2010, 09:40 AM
- - MaDeR   Nothing like suspense IN SPACE! Do these grain...   Jul 7 2010, 04:32 PM
- - Stu   Pandanenko, Just wanted to say thanks for the exc...   Jul 8 2010, 05:21 AM
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- - brellis   thanks for everything you're doing to help, Pa...   Jul 8 2010, 07:18 AM
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|- - stevesliva   QUOTE (pandaneko @ Jul 8 2010, 04:46 AM) ...   Jul 8 2010, 02:41 PM
|- - pandaneko   I got this news just before falling asleep. Appar...   Jul 8 2010, 04:11 PM
|- - pandaneko   I am getting a bit weary of uploading my stuff one...   Jul 9 2010, 12:43 PM
|- - fredk   QUOTE (pandaneko @ Jul 9 2010, 01:43 PM) ...   Jul 9 2010, 03:22 PM
- - Stu   Don't feel weary; you're our window on thi...   Jul 9 2010, 12:50 PM
- - ElkGroveDan   Yes, Thanks again pandaneko. ElkGroveNeko thanks ...   Jul 9 2010, 02:44 PM
- - Drkskywxlt   How much science can they realistically get out of...   Jul 9 2010, 03:26 PM
- - Hungry4info   I read that even if one grain was found, it could ...   Jul 9 2010, 03:40 PM
|- - Drkskywxlt   QUOTE (Hungry4info @ Jul 9 2010, 11:40 AM...   Jul 9 2010, 03:47 PM
- - Juramike   Even for just running a mass spect sample, there a...   Jul 9 2010, 04:38 PM
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