The science of MarcoPolo-R

 03-04 Jun 2013, ESA/ESTEC


Programme overview

Monday, 03 Jun 2013, 10:00 - 18:00

Mission overview: Science and mission scenario

Industrial presentations on mission design and sampling mechanisms

Contributed presentations on sample analysis

Monday, 03 Jun 2013, 18:00 - 20:00: Reception and posters


Tuesday, 04 Jun 2013, 09 - 17:00

Payload presentations

Other asteroid sample return missions

Contributed presentations on asteroid science


Detailed programme

Monday, 03 June 2013

10:00 - 13:00: Opening and mission presentation (invited; Chairs: Michel, Koschny)

10:00: Welcome and logistics (Koschny)

10:15: The MarcoPolo-R mission: Tracing the origins (Barucci et al.)

10:45: What can we learn from asteroid samples in the lab? (Marty)

11:15 - 11:30: Coffee break

11:30: Astrobiological implications of MarcoPolo-R (Ehrenfreund et al.)

12:00: Mission design (Agnolon)

12:30: Context of MarcoPolo-R: The Cosmic Vision programme (Colangeli) 


13:00 - 14:00: Lunch


14:00 - 18:00 Science requirements, mission and sampling mechanism (invited; Chairs: Barucci, Trigo-Rodriguez)

14:00: How were the science requirements derived? (Koschny)

14:15: Sample requirements for MarcoPolo-R (Franchi)

14:45: Target requirements: physical characterization and sample context (Dotto)


15:15 - 15:40: Coffee


15:40: MarcoPolo-R mission and spacecraft design status (Peacocke et al./Astrium)

16:00: MarcoPolo-R mission and spacecraft design status (Amata et al./Thales)

16:20: Sampling mechanism study by AVS (Ortega/AVS)

16:35: Concepts for sampling tools for low gravity body exploration (Magnani/Selex Galileo)

16:50: MarcoPolo-R NASA contribution study (Cheng/APL)

17:05: The proposal of LIDAR for MarcoPolo-R based on experiences of Japanese sample return projects (Yoshikawa et al.)

17:15: Curation facility (Brucato)


17:45: Discussion

18:00 - 20:30: Reception with viewing of contributed posters


Contributed posters

The Planetary Radio Interferometry and Doppler Experiment PRIDE (Cimo)

Neutral atom imaging of near-Earth asteroids RAMON (Mura)

Modeling of an asteroid photoelectron sheath and implications for a sample return mission (Aplin)

Irradiation experiments on carbonaceous chondrites (Lantz)


Tuesday, 04 June 2013

09:00 - 13:00 Instrument presentations (invited; Chairs: Romstedt, Agnolon)


09:00: MarcoPolo-R Narrow Angle Camera MaNAC (Cremonese et al.)

09:20: The Close-up Camera CuC (Josset et al.)

09:40: The Radio Science Experiment RSE onboard MarcoPolo-R (Andert et al.)

10:00: MaRIS: MarcoPolo-R Imaging Spectrometer (Barucci & Reess et al.)

10:20: THERMAP: The mid-infrared (8-16 um) spectro-imager of the ESA MarcoPolo-R mission (Groussin et al.)

10:40: The Volatile In-Situ Thermogravimetry Analyser for MarcoPolo-R (Palomba/Longobardo)

10:50 - 11:15: Coffee


11:15 - 13:00 Contributed presentations (Chairs: Green, Brucato)

11:15: Emissivity and reflectance spectra of asteroid analogues (Maturilli)

11:30: Infrared signatures of organics extracted from primitive chondrites (Quirico)

11:45: Aqueous alteration and organics in CM and CI Carbonaceous Chondrites: Implications for sample return mission targets (Takir et al.)

12:00: New evidence for compositional diversity among primitive asteroids (Campins et al.)

12:15: A carbonaceous chondrite analysis by combining ToF-SIMS imaging and visible and infrared reflectance spectroscopies (Baklouti et al.)

12:30: Asteroid samples to understand the origin of water and organics in the solar system (Remusat)


13:00 - 14:00: Lunch


14:00 - 15:00: Other asteroid missions and contributions (invited; Chairs: Dotto, Marty)

14:00: OSIRIS-REx, the NASA sample return mission to primitive asteroid 1999 RQ36 (Campins)

14:20: Hayabusa-2 (Yoshikawa)


14:40 - 15:00: Coffee


15:00 - 16:45: Contributed presentations (Chairs: Dotto, Marty)

15:00: Human exploration of near-Earth objects and MarcoPolo-R (Abell)

15:15: Thermal infrared spectroscopy under simulated near-Earth asteroid conditions to support asteroid sample return missions (Bowles)

15:30: Spectral characterisation of NEOs observed in the ExploreNEO Warm Spitzer program (Emery et al.)

15:45: A comparative view of the 0.2 to 30 um spectra of chondrites and primitive asteroids (Moyano-Cambero & Trigo-Rodriguez)

16:00: Hayabusa 2 periodic orbits around asteroid (162173) 1999 JU3 for science observations (Giancotti et al.)

16:15: The dynamical environment of asteroid 2008 EV5 (Hussmann et al.)


16:30: Summary of the workshop (Michel)

17:00: Concluding discussion

17:30 Adjourn