The Hayabusa Re-entry Observation Campaign


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Date
Wednesday, June 30 2010 - 12:00 pm, PDT
Speaker
Peter Jenniskens
Affiliation
SETI Institute
Description

Dr Peter Jenniskens recently led a campaign in a NASA DC-8 aircraft to observe the reentry of the Japanese asteroid-hunting Hayabusa spacecraft in the Australian Outback. The international team collected awesome footage of the break-up of the spacecraft and the intact sample pod. Dr. Jenniskens will describe the organisation of the expedition and the first results of the observations.

link: http://airborne.seti.org/hayabusa/

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