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Meeting Dates & Sample Request Deadlines

Lunar Sample Requests

The sample request deadline for lunar samples for the Spring CAPTEM meeting is Friday, February 24th, 2017 at 5 PM CST. All requests received after this date will not be considered until our next sample allocation period in the Spring of 2017. Please refer to this page for an updated date for the next submission period.


Antarctic Meteorite Sample Requests

The sample request deadline for the next MWG meeting is March 10, 2017. All requests received after this date will not be considered until our next sample allocation period in the Fall of 2017. Please refer to this page for an updated date for the next submission period.


Stardust Sample Requests

The sample request deadline is the 15th of each month. Requests will be considered each month by the Sample Allocation Committee.

All requests must follow the guidelines found in the Checklist to Request Stardust Samples document. Refer to the Stardust Investigators Guidebook for further instructions for Principal Investigators.


Cosmic Dust Sample Requests

New Availability of Samples from Dry Stratospheric Collectors

A new pair of foam-covered small area collectors along with a pair of conventionally-oiled small area collectors were flown on a NASA WB-57 aircraft at high altitude (> 48000 ft.) from Ellington AFB in Houston to Nellis AFB in Nevada between October 2012 and January 2013. The collectors logged 95 total collection hours at high altitude during this time frame, far more than we generally fly a cosmic dust collector surface. Read more details about these samples. These samples are available for allocation to qualified investigators.

The 2012 Draconid Storm Potentially Sampled by NASA ER-2 Aircraft

NASA ER-2 Aircraft collected dust from the stratosphere around the time of the 2012 Draconid meteor storm. Read more about the Draconid samples. These samples are available for allocation to qualified investigators.

Requesting Cosmic Dust Samples

Requests will be considered each month by the Cosmic Dust Sample Allocation Committee. For more information about requesting samples for this collection, please visit the Cosmic Dust Requesting Samples section.


Hayabusa Sample Requests

Hayabusa Sample Requests are now being accepted by the Curator at JSC. Requests will be considered each month by the Hayabusa Sample Allocation Committee.

Refer to the Hayabusa Investigators Guidebook for further instructions for Principal Investigators.