Dr. Masaki Fujimoto

Masaki Fujimoto is Deputy Director General of Institute of Space and Astronautical Science of JAXA, the science institute of Japanese space agency. He is in charge of developing space science program as well as in establishing international collaborations. Ever since he helped coordinating international collaboration in the analysis of asteroid samples returned by Hayabusa1, coupled with his research interest in the origin of the solar system, his involvement in the small body exploration program has deepened. This includes playing a leadership role in Hayabusa2 capsule recovery team sent to Woomera, Australia, as well as being a founding member of MMX, JAXA’s Phobos sample return mission.

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