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Title: Cryogenic Comet Nucleus Sample Return (CNSR) Mission Technology Study
Primary Author: Joe Veverka
Institution: Cornell University
Summary: This report documents the results of a study commissioned by the 2012 Decadal Report Primitive Bodies Panel to provide inputs to six key technological issues that need to be addressed to facilitate a Cryogenic Nucleus Sample Return (CNSR) mission and that will likely not be solved by other primitive bodies missions.
Panel Selection: Primitive Bodies
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