Ground-based characterization of Hayabusa2 mission target asteroid 162173 Ryugu: constraining mineralogical composition in preparation for spacecraft operations

1Lucille Le Corre, 1Juan A Sanchez, 2Vishnu Reddy, 3,4Driss Takir, 5Edward A Cloutis, 6Audrey Thirouin, 7Kris J Becker, 1Jian-Yang Li, 8Seiji Sugita, 8Eri Tatsumi
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 475,614–623, Link to Article []
1Planetary Science Institute, 1700 E Fort Lowell Road, Tucson, AZ 85719, USA
2Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, 1629 E University Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
3SETI Institute, 89 Bernardo Ave, Suite 200, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
4Visiting Astronomer at the Infrared Telescope Facility, which is operated by the University of Hawaii under contract NNH14CK55B with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
5Department of Geography, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2E9, Canada
6Lowell Observatory, 1400 W Mars Hill Rd, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA
7USGS Astrogeology Science Center, 2255 N. Gemini Drive, Flagstaff, AZ 86001, USA
8Department of Earth and Planetary Science, School of Science, University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan

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