Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)
Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) has been engaged in initial analysis* of Itokawa’s sample brought back by HAYABUSA. On this occasion we would like to inform you of offering the announcement of opportunity for HAYABUSA Sample Investigation.
Through the peer review, JAXA will provide HAYABUSA sample to researcher who submits research proposal in the framework of this Announce of 0pportunity (herein after referred as "AO"). This AO is planned to be conducted a few times. The 1st International AO issues on January 24th 2012.
Please see the appendix.
* "Initial analysis" means the analysis of typical particles to obtain information necessary for categorizing (identification, classification and numbering). Initial analysis is scheduled to end with announce of opportunity.
|Announcement of Opportunity
Due date for proposals
Completion of review
Distribution of sample
|24 January, 2012
7 March, 2012 (15:00 UT)
Mid May, 2012
Soonafter the completion of review