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Japanese asteroid mission succeeds in making artificial crater

Just weeks after successfully acquiring a sample of surface material on the small, primitive near-Earth asteroid Ryugu, the Japanese HAYABUSA-2 space mission again succeeded in a novel and difficult maneuver. After due preparation, the spacecraft on April 5 successfully deployed an explosive package to the surface of the asteroid from a safe distance of 500 m.

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ISTVS Resource Initiative Update

If you haven’t yet visited the Resource Initiative wiki on the ISTVS website, we encourage you to have a look:
» www.istvs.org/resourceinitiative
The mainly technical information is being published to support ISTVS members. We seek feedback and content from members to help guide the development of the Resource Initiative and to take it in directions that best support the aims of the ISTVS.

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Development of the ISTVS Resource Initiative

If you haven’t yet visited the Resource Initiative wiki on the ISTVS website, we encourage you to have a look:
» www.istvs.org/resourceinitiative
The mainly technical information is being published to support ISTVS members. We seek feedback and content from members to help guide the development of the Resource Initiative and to take it in directions that best support the aims of the ISTVS.

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Welcoming our new ISTVS General Secretary

In our last email Newswire, we reported that after ten years of service, Dr. Lutz Richter had asked to begin the process of stepping down from the position of ISTVS General Secretary.

Now I'm pleased to have the honor of introducing our new General Secretary, Mr. Massimo Martelli.

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To Dr. Lutz Richter with great appreciation

We thank Dr. Lutz Richter for his contribution to our society as the General Secretary. He was elected as General Secretary at our annual Board of Directors meeting at the 16th ISTVS International Conference in Turin, Italy, in 2008. Since then, he has served ISTVS for more than 10 years.

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