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Impact tests for fly-by sampling by MUSES-C projector
Author(s): Ken Okano; Kazuyoshi Takayama
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Paper Abstract

In the fly-by sample return project of the ISAS, fragments of Asteroid 1998-SF38's surface will be collected upon high speed impingements of steel projectiles onto its surface. The projectiles will be launched from a compact launcher or a projector. The Shock Wave Research Center is collaborating with ISAS in the design of the projector and its performance test. This paper reports the design of the projector that can launch stainless steel projectiles of 100 g in weight at 300 m/s muzzle speed. The production of fragments at impingement was tested on the ground.

Paper Details

Date Published: 17 April 2001
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 4183, 24th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics, (17 April 2001); doi: 10.1117/12.424264
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Ken Okano, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)
Kazuyoshi Takayama, Tohoku Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 4183:
24th International Congress on High-Speed Photography and Photonics
Kazuyoshi Takayama; Tsutomo Saito; Harald Kleine; Eugene V. Timofeev, Editor(s)

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