Exploration of solar system bodies

We are experts in the surface science of celestial bodies. We have published numerous research papers on the geology and surface science of the Moon, Mars, and small bodies, especially as Co-I of the NOZOMI Mars Exploration Program, the Hayabusa and Hayabusa2 asteroid missions, and the KAGUYA lunar mission. Currently, we are preparing for the MMX (Mars Moons eXploration) mission, the LUPEX lunar polar mission, the HERA asteroid mission, and the TSUKIMI lunar resource exploration mission, while participating in these missions as Co-I. We are also experts in the early planning of these missions, and have been involved in the planning of some of the above plans. We contribute to these exploration plans from a space resource perspective. We create simulants of the Moon, asteroids, and Phobos, and develop resource acquisition strategies.