NASA [Smdp] Laboratory Analysis of Returned Samples Proposals for Hayabusa2 Samples Starting February 13, 2022

Status Report From: NASA Science Mission Directorate
Posted: Friday, January 14, 2022

C.16 Laboratory Analysis of Returned Samples (LARS) solicits (among other things) proposals to conduct analytical studies of astromaterials already returned by planetary missions. If samples needed to carry out the work are not allocated prior to the submission of a LARS proposal, the proposal must address the availability of appropriate samples.


Previously, LARS mentioned that Hayabusa2 (H2) samples would be available. JAXA recently published its catalog of H2 samples returned from asteroid Ryugu available for allocation. Proposals to study H2 samples may be submitted to C.16 LARS in ROSES-2021 on or after February 13, 2022, or to LARS-2022 after the release of ROSES-2022 on February 14, 2022.


Questions regarding C.16 LARS in general, or this clarification in particular, may be directed to: 


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