European Planetary Science Congress 2017
17–22 September 2017
Radisson Blu Hotel Latvija | Riga | Latvia


Sample return missions: lessons learned and future perspectives
Convener: A. Longobardo  | Co-Conveners: S. Russell , E. Palomba , C. Smith , Grady 
Oral programme
 / Mon, 18 Sep, 11:00–12:30  / Room Mars
Poster programme
 / Attendance Tue, 19 Sep, 17:45–19:15  / Poster area

The session includes results from previous sample return missions and expected results from sample return missions in progress. Future technologies for sample analysis are also part of this session.
Specifically, the session is opened, but not restricted, to the following topics: a) new results from in-orbit observations of past sample return missions (Hayabusa, Stardust); b) new laboratory analyses on samples returned from past missions (e.g., Luna, Apollo, Stardust, Hayabusa); c)preparation, performed studies and expected results from in-flight and future sample return missions (Hayabusa 2, Osiris-Rex, Chang’e 5); d) new sample return mission concepts; e) technologies and methods for sample return; f) technologies and concepts for curation facilities; g) technologies and concepts for handling, transport and analysis of returned samples.