Space and Planetary Science Group

Office: Science Bldg.-806
TEL: +81-3-5841-4543
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Research Field

Planetary exploration, Comparative Planetary Science

Current Research

The goal of my research is to understand the current conditions and histories of both planets and satellites in the Solar System. In particular, I am currently focused on planetary missions, such as Hayabusa2.

Representative Publications

1. Sugita, S., R. Honda, T. Morota, S. Kameda, H. et al. (2019), The geomorphology, color, and thermal properties of Ryugu: Implications for parent-body processes, Science, 364, eaaw0422 1-11. doi: 10.1126/science.aaw0422.
2. Morota, T. S. Sugita et al. (2020), Sample collection from asteroid (162173) Ryugu by Hayabusa2: Implications for surface evolution, Science, 368, 654–659. 10.1126/science.aaz6306
3. Tatsumi, E. and S. Sugita (2018), Cratering efficiency on coarse-grain targets: implications for the dynamical evolution of asteroid 25143 Itokawa, Icarus, 300, 227-248, doi: 10.1016/j.icarus.2017.09.004.