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The CAESAR New Frontiers Comet Sample Return Mission

Nakamura-Messenger, K. and Squyres, S. W. and Pace, L. F. and Messenger, S. and Mitchell, D. F. and Lauretta, D. S. and Glavin, D. P. and Houghton, M. and Hayes, A. G. and Nakamura, T. and Dworkin, J. P. and Nguyen, A. and Clemett, S. and Furukawa, Y. and Kimura, Y. and Takigawa, A. and Blake, G. and Zega, T. J. and Mumma, M. and Milam, S. and Herd, C. D. K. and Mitchell, J. (2018) The CAESAR New Frontiers Comet Sample Return Mission. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 24 (S1). pp. 2104-2105. ISSN 1431-9276. doi:10.1017/s1431927618011005.

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The Comet Astrobiology Exploration Sample Return (CAESAR) mission is one of two finalists selected by NASA for Phase A study in the New Frontiers program. CAESAR will acquire a minimum of 80 g of material from the surface of comet 67P/Churuyumov-Gerasimenko and return it to Earth for laboratory analysis. CAESAR preserves much of the science of a cryogenic sample return by retaining volatiles in a dedicated reservoir securely separated from the solid sample. Comet 67P was selected based on its favorable orbital geometry and the risk reduction and scientific context provided by ESA’s Rosetta mission.

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Official Citation:Nakamura-Messenger, K., Squyres, S., Pace, L., Messenger, S., Mitchell, D., Lauretta, D., . . . Mitchell, J. (2018). The CAESAR New Frontiers Comet Sample Return Mission. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 24(S1), 2104-2105. doi:10.1017/S1431927618011005
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