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Genesis Mission to Return Solar Wind Samples to Earth

Wiens, Roger C. and Burnett, Donald S. and Neugebauer, Marcia and Sasaki, Chester and Sevilla, Donald and Stansbery, Eileen and Clark, Ben and Smith, Nick and Oldham, Lloyd and Barraclough, Bruce and Dors, Eric E. and Steinberg, John and Reisenfeld, Daniel B. and Nordholt, Jane E. and Jurewicz, Amy and Cyr, Kimberly (2002) Genesis Mission to Return Solar Wind Samples to Earth. Eos, 83 (21). pp. 229-234. ISSN 0096-3941. doi:10.1029/2002EO000157.

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The Genesis spacecraft, launched on 8 August 2001 from Cape Canaveral, Florida, will be the first spacecraft ever to return from interplanetary space. The fifth in NASAs line of low-cost, Discovery-class missions, its goal is to collect samples of solar wind and return them to Earth for detailed isotopic and elemental analysis. The spacecraft is to collect solar wind for over 2 years, while circling the L1 point 1.5 million km Sunward of the Earth, before heading back for a capsule-style re-entry in September 2004. After parachute deployments mid-air helicopter recovery will be used to avoid a hard landing. The mission has been in development over 10 years, and its cost, including development, mission operations, and initial sample analysis, is approximately $209 million.

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Additional Information:© 2002 American Geophysical Union. We thank the thousands of people who have contributed to this mission in so many different ways. This manuscript was supported by NASA contract number 19,272.
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Official Citation:Genesis mission to return solar winds samples to Earth (pages 229–234) Roger C. Wiens, Donald S. Burnett, Marcia Neugebauer, Chester Sasaki, Donald Sevilla, Eileen Stansbery, Ben Clark, Nick Smith, Lloyd Oldham, Bruce Barraclough, Eric E. Dors, John Steinberg, Daniel B. Reisenfeld, Jane E. Nordholt, Amy Jurewicz, Kimberly Cyr DOI: 10.1029/2002EO000157
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