[meteorite-list] 1st Meeting of the International Primitive Body Exploration Working Group (IPEWG)

From: Zelimir Gabelica <Zelimir.Gabelica_at_meteoritecentral.com>
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 19:19:50 +0100
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Thanks Ron for this very interesting information.

For those who will be reading the message directly (without consulting the
attached web site), the year is neither 2006 (as indicated), fortunately
neither 2007 (only one month from now !) but 2008.

Enough time to possibly finalize some collaborative research related to the
conference scope and hopefully to plan attending...
 From my old travel memories, I can say that Okinawa is a super nice place,
something in between the busy civilization in Central Japan and the leisure
characterizing the Pacific coral reef islets. Spring-type weather expected
even in mid January...


A 09:40 11/12/2007 -0800, Ron Baalke a ?crit :

>The First Meeting of
>The International Primitive Body Exploration Working Group (IPEWG)
>January 14-15, 2006
>Okinawa, Japan
>A Possible Extension of
>the Meeting until January 16th
>Thanks to strong responces received by now,
>we are cyrrently invetigating a possibility to extend the meeting for
>one more day, i.e., to continue until Januray 16th.
>Please be warned and plan your travel schedule carefully. We will
>update this page as soon as such an schedule extension is decided and we
>will send emails to all those who have registered by then.
>Thanks to successful development of enabling technologies for deep space
>exploration, missions to small solar system bodies have revolutionized
>our understandingof the Solar System's origin and evolution in the last
>decade. At present, rendezvous, impact, landing and sample return
>missions to asteroids and
>comets such as NEAR-Shoemaker, Hayabusa, Stardust, Deep Impact,
>Rosetta,Dawn, EPOXI and NEXT as well as New Horizons, a fly-by mission
>to EKBOs, are completed or still in the middle of operation.
>Also more challenging, new missions are under development or under
>concept studies by several space agencies including Hayabusa-2, Hayabusa
>Mk-II(Marco Polo), Don Quijote, OSIRIS, and Phobos-Grunt.
>In addition to scientific and engineering motivations, NEO studies
>receive increasing interests in the context of planetary defense, deep
>space human spaceflight and potential in-situ resource utilization.
>In 1980's, the inter-agency coordination group for Comet Halley
>exploration proved that synergy of coordinated individual missions could
>enrich total outcomes more than each result combined.Since then,
>international exploration working groups participated by international
>space agencies have been formed
>and played key roles for advancing fields of solar terrestrial physics,
>Moon and Mars missions.
>As we are entering the second golden age of the primitive body
>exploration in upcoming decade, now is the appropriate time to create
>the International Primitive Body Exploration Working Group (IPEWG) in
>order to promote international collaborations and to maximize outcomes
>of each mission. With these in mind, the first IPEWG meeting will be
>hosted by JAXA at Okinawa,the southern-most, tropical island in Japan.
>All space agencies, scientists, engineers and other interested
>stakeholders are cordially invited.
>JSPEC Program Office : jspec-office at jaxa.jp
>Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency(JAXA)
>JAXA Space Exploration Center(JSPEC)
>3-1-1 Yoshinodai, Sagamihara, Kanagawa. 229-8510, JAPAN
>Fax. +81-42-759-8675
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Prof. Zelimir Gabelica
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Received on Tue 11 Dec 2007 01:19:50 PM PST

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