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3 months 3 weeks ago

JAXA's Hayabusa2 mission carried out a collection, never accomplished before, of samples of a very primitive carbonaceous asteroid, and successfully brought them back to Earth in early December 2020. The samples are now stored in the “Curation Facility” of ISAS, in Sagamihara (Japan), in ultra-clean chambers, in a controlled atmosphere, where initial analyzes are being carried out. These include a pioneer characterization by infrared hyperspectral microscopy, using the MicrOmega instrument developed at IAS, and integrated into the Curation Facility.

5 months 52 min ago

The design office / workshop is equipped with a new prototyping workshop !

 

In order to be able to quickly produce prototypes and improve our responsiveness during the development phases, the IAS is acquiring two new facilities: a 3D printer and a 5-axis digital milling machine. This equipment allows our laboratory to slowly enter the era of digital manufacturing while developing new skills.

10 months 1 week ago

On October 21st, 2020, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft succeeded in touching asteroid Bennu to collect samples from the surface. Launched in September 2016 and in orbit since December 2018, it was doing a detailed survey of the surface to map and select the best sample collection site. OSIRIS-REx will deliver the samples to Earth in September 2023.

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