TOKYO (JAXA PR) — The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) started invite of naming proposals for the near Earth asteroid 1999 JU3, which is the target of Hayabusa2, the mission to return samples from the asteroid.
- Fill out the application form below before the deadline, August 31, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. (Japan Standard Time).
- No conditions are required. Applying multiple times is also possible.
- Asteroid naming guidelines:
Asteroids can’t be named just anything; the International Astronomical Union IAU) has rules. The following are conditions stipulated by IAU for naming an asteroid.