Castalia — A Mission to a Main Belt Comet

G. H. Jones, K. Altwegg, I. Bertini, A. Bieler, H. Boehnhardt, N. Bowles, A. Braukhane, M. T. Capria, A. J. Coates, V. Ciarletti, B. Davidsson, C. Engrand, A. Fitzsimmons, A. Gibbings, O. Hainaut, M. Hallmann, A. Herique, M. Hilchenbach, M. Homeister, H. HsiehE. Jehin, W. Kofman, L. M. Lara, J. Licandro, S. C. Lowry, F. Moreno, K. Muinonen, M. Paetzold, A. Penttilä, D. Plettmeier, D. Prialnik, U. Marboeuf, F. Marzari, K. Meech, A. Rotundi, A. Smith, C. Snodgrass, I. Thomas, M. Trieloff

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Main Belt Comets (MBCs) are a newly identified class of solar system object, having asteroid-like orbits but sometimes exhibiting comet-like behavior. We present the case for a mission to an MBC, to be submitted to the European Space Agency.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2015
EventConference on Spacecraft Reconnaisance of Asteroid and Comet Interiors - Arizona State University, Tempe, United States
Duration: 08 Jan 201510 Jan 2015


ConferenceConference on Spacecraft Reconnaisance of Asteroid and Comet Interiors
Abbreviated titleAstroRecon 2015
Country/TerritoryUnited States


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