Basic Information

Affiliation
Center for Advanced Information Science and Technology (CAIST)
Title
Associate Professor
E-Mail
kitazato@u-aizu.ac.jp
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Education

Courses - Undergraduate
P1 Intro. ProgrammingP3 JAVA Programming I
Courses - Graduate
IT23 Practical Data Analysis with Lunar and Planetary Databases

Research

Specialization
Earth and Planetary ScienceAstronomy
Educational Background, Biography
Mar. 2008Ph.D. in Science, University of TokyoApr. 2008-Mar. 2009JSPS Research FellowApr. 2009-presentAssociate Professor, University of Aizu
Current Research Theme
- Development and operation of near-infrared spectrometer for the asteroid explorer Hayabusa2"- Analysis of planetary remote-sensing data- Development of a miniature observing instrument for small satellites"
Key Topic
Planetary explorationRemote sensingNear-infrared spectroscopy
Affiliated Academic Society
Japan Society for Planetary Sciences,Astronomical Society of JapanJapan Geoscience UnionAmerican Astronomical Society

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Main research

Asteroid Explorer Hayabusa2

Hayabusa2

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Student Cooperative Class Project: Lunar and Planetary Data Analysis

Student Cooperative Class Project: Lunar and Planetary Data Analysis

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Scientific analysis of remote sensing data for lunar and planetary explorations, Earth observations

Scientific analysis of remote sensing data for lunar and planetary explorations, Earth observations

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Onboard instruments for Lunar and Planetary Exploration missions

Onboard instruments for Lunar and Planetary Exploration missions

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Software for Lunar and planetary exploration data analysis

Software for Lunar and planetary exploration data analysis

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Dissertation and Published Works

1. N.A. Moskovitz, S. Abe, K-S. Pan, D.J. Osip, D. Pefkou, M.D. Melita, M. Elias, K. Kitazato, S.J. Bus, F.E. DeMeo, R.P. Binzel, P.A. Abell: Rotational Characterization of Hayabusa II Target Asteroid (162173) 1999 JU3, Icarus 224, 24-31, 2013.
2. K. Kitazato, B.E. Clark, M. Abe, S. Abe, Y. Takagi, T. Hiroi, O.S. Barnouin-Jha, P.A. Abell, S.M. Lederer, F. Vilas: Near-infrared Spectrophotometry of Asteroid 25143 Itokawa from NIRS on the Hayabusa Spacecraft. Icarus 194, 137-145, 2008.
3. K. Kitazato, M. Abe, M. Ishiguro, W-H Ip: 25143 Itokawa: Direct Detection of the Current Decelerating Spin State due to YORP Effect. Astron. Astrophys. 472, L2-L5, 2007.
4. T. Hiroi, M. Abe, K. Kitazato, S. Abe, B.E. Clark, S. Sasaki, M. Ishiguro, O.S. Barnouin-Jha: Developing Space Weathering on the Asteroid 25143 Itokawa. Nature 443, 56-58, 2006.
5. M. Abe, T. Takagi, K. Kitazato, S. Abe, T. Hiroi, F. Vilas, B.E. Clark, P.A. Abell, S.M. Lederer, K.S. Jarvis, T. Nimura, Y. Ueda, A. Fujiwara: Near-infrared spectral results of asteroid Itokawa from the Hayabusa Spacecraft. Science 312, 1334-1338, 2006.