Hayabusa2 is now enroute to the asteroid Ryugu. NASA also successfully launched OSIRIS-REx to the asteroid Bennu. Sample return is the key method for the in-depth study of solar system origin and evolution.

  Hayabusa return samples have been examined by in-depth researches in 1st to 4th AOs. This time we would like to feature past, present, and future of sample return missions. Additionally, this symposium is jointed with the 40th Symposium on Antarctic Meteorites, which is detailed in the following URL.

  Let us join and set a prospective to the future solar system science driven by these topics with this symposium!


  • Past, present, and future of sample return missions
  • Studies related to Hayabusa samples
  • New insights from solar system material analysis
  • Prospect of solar system evolution by theoretical, observational and experimental studies
  • Technique and methodology of sample analysis
  • Other related studies

Important date

Date of Symposium December 4 – 7, 2017
Call for abstract August 1, 2017
Abstract submission due September 12, 2017 (12:00 JST)
Release of programs November 7, 2017
The program of Hayabusa 2017 [pdf]
Release of abstracts November 21, 2017
Abstracts of Hayabusa 2017

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