Hayabusa2 return mission media accreditation

Australian Space Agency
Applications for media accreditation are now open for the Hayabusa2 return mission in Woomera, South Australia, over the period 4-6 December 2020.
 
The Department of Defence and the Australian Space Agency are supporting the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency’s (JAXA’s) Hayabusa2 mission to return samples from the asteroid Ryugu to Australia’s Woomera Prohibited Area (WPA), the first ever sub-surface asteroid samples to be returned to Earth.
 
All media wishing to take part in the media opportunities available in Woomera for the Hayabusa2 return mission are required to apply for accreditation by downloading, completing, and then submitting the Hayabusa2 Media Accreditation Application via email.
 
1. Download and save the application form to your device, laptop or PC.
2. Open, complete and resave the application.
3. Email the completed application to comms.sa [at] defence.gov.au
 
Complementary accreditation will be granted to media representatives employed by established media organisations who will travel to Woomera to cover the Hayabusa2 return mission as part of their professional duties.
 
Media accreditation carries with it an expectation that content will be published in a reasonable, but timely manner.
 
Accreditation will not be granted to photographers or journalists who wish to use material for their own commercial or promotional purposes (ie, personal websites, blogs or social media accounts).
 
The Department of Defence reserves the right to grant or refuse applications for accreditation at their sole discretion.
 
Once your application has been submitted and reviewed you will be contacted regarding the outcome.
 
For any further media enquiries in relation to this activity please contact:
 
Email: comms.sa [at] defence.gov.au