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  Triple F—a comet nucleus sample return mission

Küppers, M., Keller, H. U., Kührt, E., A’Hearn, M. F., Altwegg, K., Bertrand, R., et al. (2009). Triple F—a comet nucleus sample return mission. Experimental Astronomy, 23(3), 809-847. doi:10.1007/s10686-008-9115-8.

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Küppers, Michael1, Author           
Keller, Horst Uwe1, Author           
Kührt, E., Author
A’Hearn, M. F., Author
Altwegg, K., Author
Bertrand, R., Author
Busemann, H., Author
Capria, M. T., Author
Colangeli, L., Author
Davidsson, B., Author
Ehrenfreund, P., Author
Knollenberg, J., Author
Mottola, S., Author
Rathke, A., Author
Weiss, P., Author
Zolensky, M., Author
Akim, E., Author
Basilevsky, A., Author
Galimov, E., Author
Gerasimov, M., Author
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1Department Planets and Comets, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, Max Planck Society, ou_1832288              


Free keywords: Comets Cosmogony Sample return Space mission
 Abstract: The Triple F (Fresh From the Fridge) mission, a Comet Nucleus Sample Return, has been proposed to ESA’s Cosmic Vision program. A sample return from a comet enables us to reach the ultimate goal of cometary research. Since comets are the least processed bodies in the solar system, the proposal goes far beyond cometary science topics (like the explanation of cometary activity) and delivers invaluable information about the formation of the solar system and the interstellar molecular cloud from which it formed. The proposed mission would extract three sample cores of the upper 50 cm from three locations on a cometary nucleus and return them cooled to Earth for analysis in the laboratory. The simple mission concept with a touch-and-go sampling by a single spacecraft was proposed as an M-class mission in collaboration with the Russian space agency ROSCOSMOS.


Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2009
 Publication Status: Published in print
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 Rev. Type: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1007/s10686-008-9115-8
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Title: Experimental Astronomy
  Other : Exp. Astron.
Source Genre: Journal
Publ. Info: Dordrecht : Springer
Pages: - Volume / Issue: 23 (3) Sequence Number: - Start / End Page: 809 - 847 Identifier: ISSN: 0922-6435
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/954925382054