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ToSeek
2003-May-09, 04:58 PM
On its way (http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99993714)

aurorae
2003-May-09, 06:35 PM
On its way (http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99993714)

The article makes it sound like no meteorites come from asteroids.

crazy4space
2003-May-09, 10:04 PM
On its way (http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99993714)

I didnt see in the article how they intend to get the samples back to earth? What happens after the projo(old artillery term) explodes how does it get back to the launch vehicle? Does it come back to earth by itself?

ToSeek
2003-May-10, 12:11 AM
On its way (http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99993714)

I didnt see in the article how they intend to get the samples back to earth? What happens after the projo(old artillery term) explodes how does it get back to the launch vehicle? Does it come back to earth by itself?

Scroll down for explanation and diagrams (http://www.isas.ac.jp/e/enterp/missions/muses-c/subject_3.html)

crazy4space
2003-May-12, 09:36 PM
Scroll down for explanation and diagrams (http://www.isas.ac.jp/e/enterp/missions/muses-c/subject_3.html)

Thank you. This clears it up for me. :)

Colt
2003-May-12, 11:11 PM
I wonder if they have taken into account the recoil of the gun being fired? If the probe is small enough and not attached physically it could easily be launched off of the asteroid or turned over. -Colt