Broadcast 3298 Hotel Mars with Dr. Harold Connolly

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Guests: John Batchelor, Dr. Harold Connolly, Dr. David Livingston.  Topics:  Hayabusa2 mission updates along with a status report on OSIRIS REx. You are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog. Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. Written Transcripts of Space Show programs are not permitted without prior written consent from The Space Show (even if for personal use) & are a violation of the Space Show copyright. We do not permit the commercial use of any Space Show program or part thereof, nor do we permit Space Show programs to be edited, placed on YouTube, or other private channels & websites. Space Show programs can be quoted in news articles, papers, academic & research work but must be cited or referenced in the proper citation format. Contact Dr. Livingston for questions about our copyright and trademark policies which we do enforce.  This program is archived on The Space Show website, podcasting, and blog sites with permission from John Batchelor. Please visit the John Batchelor Show website for more information about this fine program,  Remember, your Amazon Purchases Can Help Support The Space Show/OGLF ( note that audio and transition issues are a result of copying the John Batchelor broadcast & are not within my control as they originate in the Batchelor studio.

John Batchelor and I welcomed back Dr. Harold Connolly to discuss the SCI impact on the surface of Ryugu as part of the Japanese Hayabusa2 mission.  The SCI impact on April 4 was highly successfully.  Dr. Connolly explained the experiment to us, the instrument used and how the impact was made from the spacecraft.  Dr. Connolly also talked about Ryugu which is a C-type  carbonaceous asteroid, what the Hayabusa2 mission has learned so far and what we are still learning from this mission.  Our guest explained the DCAM3 camera which recorded the SCI bombing of the surface of the asteroid to create fresh particles to be studied.  After discussing the Hayabusa2 mission, Dr. Connolly, also a member of the OSIRIS REx science team, provided us with an update to this mission. 

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10 Apr 2019 John Batchelor, Dr. David Livingston, Dr. Harold C. Connolly Jr.
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