Dividing the Concentrator Target From the Genesis Mission

  title={Dividing the Concentrator Target From the Genesis Mission},
  author={Howard V. Lauer and Pamela J Burkett and Simon J. Clemett and Chad P. Gonzales and K. Nakamura-messenger and Melissa C. Rodriquez and Thomas H. See and Brian Sutter},
The Genesis spacecraft, launched in 2001, traveled to a Lagrangian point between the Earth and Sun to collect particles from the solar wind and return them to Earth. However, during the return of the spacecraft in 2004, the parachute failed to open during descent, and the Genesis spacecraft crashed into the Utah desert. Many of the solar wind collectors were broken into smaller pieces, and the field team rapidly collected the capsule and collector pieces for later assessment. On each of the… CONTINUE READING

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