Seminar: CPS Seminar
date: 2015 September 29 (Tue) 18:00-
room: CPS Conference Room
speaker: Munetaka UENO (Director, ISAS program office Institute of Space and Astronautical Science, Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency)
organizer: Yoshiyuki Hayashi
title: Observational study of Solar system studies with AKARI infrared astronomical satellite
abstract: AKARI infrared astronomical satellite is put into orbit around the earth by M-V launching vehicle on February 22, 2006, and conducted scientific operations until February 2010.
AKARI, which was originally designed for whole-sky survey mission, also carried out pointed observations at infrared wavelength (2-200um) in the early 16 months' phase, in which period the telescope and the instrument were cooled by liquid Helium (170 liter of superfluid helium).
AKARI continued scientific observations only in 2-5um range for 900days, after the liquid Helium ran out.
AKARI's machine time was allocated into several legacy scientific programs as well as open time observations, to maximize its scientific outcomes, since its satellite operation has less flexibility and hard constraints.
Two of the legacy program are important for solar system studies;
・SOSOS (program on solar system studies)
・AFSAS (observations of star-forming regions).
This talk summarizes observational results of solar system science with AKARI mission, and will discuss the future prospect.
keywords: Infrared observations, Astronomical satellite, All-sky survey obsevation Asteroid, Comet, Interplanetary dust, T-Tauri type star