Planetary protection on international waters: An onboard protocol for capsule retrieval and biosafety control in sample return mission

  title={Planetary protection on international waters: An onboard protocol for capsule retrieval and biosafety control in sample return mission},
  author={Y. Takano and H. Yano and Y. Sekine and R. Funase and K. Takai},
  journal={Advances in Space Research},
Abstract Planetary protection has been recognized as one of the most important issues in sample return missions that may host certain living forms and biotic signatures in a returned sample. This paper proposes an initiative of sample capsule retrieval and onboard biosafety protocol in international waters for future biological and organic constituent missions to bring samples from possible habitable bodies in the solar system. We suggest the advantages of international waters being outside of… Expand

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