Stratospheric Cosmic dust survey



The steatosphere area will be uncontaminated by earth-derived substances, because the stratosphere is isolated by a jet stream from the ground.There are a lot of cosmic dust floating in there. But it is difficult to collect them, bucause of low atomosperic pressure cause to stay there difficult.
In this project, we challenge to collect these cosmci dust, using cheap and responsive stratosperic balloon. We try to make clear the relationship with the number of cosmic dust and meteor shower, and analysis these sample.
And also, we have been developing the experimental environment at Mongolia, the best place of stratospheric balloon.


Principal Staff Scientist, Planetary Exploration Research Center, Chiba Institute of Technology
E-Mail: akiyama[at]